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Annual Report

2012 Annual Report
As world class providers of cancer treatments and cures, fueled by the leading research of our Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope’s financial results allow us to focus on fulfilling our mission and meeting the future with strength and optimism.
 
 

2010 Annual Report

Education guides progress at City of Hope

Good scientists make discoveries that add to the world’s knowledge base. Great scientists make sure that others can carry on and apply that knowledge.

At City of Hope, education is a central part of the mission to battle serious disease. By teaching others — from young students to experienced physicians — City of Hope expands its reach far beyond the laboratory bench or operating room.

Whether they are high school students first exploring scientific research or college students putting their coursework into practice, young learners benefit from City of Hope’s hands-on enrichment programs. City of Hope investigators train physicians to become experts in biomedicine, so they can turn research advances into better patient care. And City of Hope’s education programs for patients and family members provide practical information that boosts quality of life.

These benefits extend far beyond City of Hope. Community health fairs educate the public about disease prevention and early detection. Physicians around the world attend City of Hope medical courses to learn the latest practices and techniques.
Whether in the lab or the classroom, City of Hope is using the power of knowledge to transform the future of medicine.

In the pages of this report, we invite you to learn more about how City of Hope’s educational programs are writing the future of medicine, one student at a time.
 
 
 
 

2009 Annual Report

At City of Hope, thousands of professionals make it their personal mission to fight life-threatening diseases every day. From clinics to classrooms, scientists and medical experts unite to make progress againstcancer,diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other serious conditions.
 
It takes an inclusive strategy to battle a complex condition like cancer. Each type of cancer is different, and each tumor is unique to each individual. Beating the disease requires a team that covers the field, from molecular biologists and laboratory technicians to oncologists, nurses and community educators.
 
City of Hope knows what it takes to better detect, treat and prevent cancer: It means bringing together the best people, resources and ideas. This is what puts the “comprehensive” in City of Hope’s comprehensive cancer center — and what drives the men and women at City of Hope to keep striving for more.
 
 

2008 Annual Report

City of Hope is built on a foundation of compassion, innovation and sense of urgency to find cures for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other serious diseases. Our 2008 annual report highlights the many connections that extend City of Hope into the community and throughout the world. New research discoveries connect our scientists and physicians to one another and to investigators across the nation — and globe —to test promising therapies through clinical trials. A culture of compassion spurs the deep connections that tie nurses, therapists and other health professionals to patients and their families. The connections we have made over decades with our thousands of volunteers and donors nationwide provide the funding to make our work possible. The report documents notable events and connections in 2008, including our 25 years as a Beckman Research Institute.
 

2007 Annual Report

City of Hope is built on a foundation of compassion, innovation and sense of urgency. Home to many renowned scientists and physicians, we foster groundbreaking solutions in the areas ofcancer,diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other serious diseases. As shown in our current annual report, the shared vision of our entire team, from researchers to supporters, touches the lives of patients everywhere. From designing smarter drugs to developing genetic therapies, we are on a daily quest to bring new hope to those who need it most.
 

2006 Annual Report

City of Hope is built on a foundation of compassion, innovation and sense of urgency. Home to many renowned scientists and physicians, we foster groundbreaking solutions in the areas of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other serious diseases. As shown in our current annual report, the shared vision of our entire team, from researchers to supporters, touches the lives of patients everywhere. From designing smarter drugs to developing genetic therapies, we are on a daily quest to bring new hope to those who need it most.
 
 
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City of Hope is a new model of cancer center, focused on rapidly transforming scientific discoveries into better treatments and better prevention strategies for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

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