A world-class biomedical research
institution, City of Hope was founded over 100 years ago.
In 1913, a group of visionaries determined to cure diseases, end human suffering and heal those in need pitched two tents to care for the seriously ill in what is now Duarte, California. They came to call the place The City of Hope.
Hope was the soul of its existence then – and so it remains.
Over the years, City of Hope’s physicians and scientists have been responsible for some of the most significant advances in modern medicine. They have offered insights that have reshaped the world’s understanding of diseases. They have developed therapies that have improved millions of lives. They achieved scientific breakthroughs, set national standards, put their most creative thinking to the test, and succeeded.
Through it all – the discoveries, the expansions, the accomplishments and collaborations – City of Hope has cared for its patients and their loved ones with a compassion that is as exceptional as it is renowned.
Hope drove City of Hope’s founders to dream big in the beginning – and it is what inspires City of Hope to dream even bigger today and into the future.