80% of the dollars we invest go to innovative scientific research.
We were founded by Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group to conduct clinical trials and we have participated in the approval of 15 new cancer drugs.
We continue to support clinical trials with a $2,000,000 commitment to an experimental therapeutics endowed fund (phase one clinical trials) at Cedars-Sinai.
We fund young investigators with one-year career development awards for $100,000.
The 42 brilliant scientists that we have funded with just over $3.0 million have gone on to earn over $36 million in additional funding.
We also fund distinguished senior investigators with 5-year - $500,000 grants.
Over 5 years, these grants can tackle complex issues and create new therapeutic targets.
We assemble multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and have funded a $1,000,000 Discovery Fund (Jack Mishkin Discovery Fund for Mesothelioma Research) to deal with a spectrum of cancer related issues from screening to clinical trials.
WE FUND PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS
In 2016, we had over 2,500 patient visits to our program which represents a 100% increase in 2 years.
Offered at no cost to anyone with a cancer diagnosis, our classes attract participants from throughout Southern California.
Our programs cover mind, body and spirit and include innovative and unique offerings such as Grace (Gaining Resiliency and CouragE with Cancer) and Blush Panel.
We offer an individualized rehabilitation and exercise program designed to help cancer survivors build back their strength post treatment.
WE FUND COMMUNITY PARTNER GRANTS
Since 2014 we have committed well over $1,000,000 to community partners to fund their vital patient programs.
We have funded projects from Project Angel Food, CHLA, Bet Tzedek, LAC-USC, UCLA Simms Mann, Camp Kesem among others.
The programs that we have funding have dealt with everything from basic nutrition to palliative care.