Impact begins here,
and it starts with you.

Through local investments, we advance groundbreaking cancer research and profoundly support people affected by the disease to create outsized impact in Southern California and beyond.

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who we are

Tower Cancer Research Foundation was established in 1996 by a driven group of physicians, patients, and volunteers with a personal stake in cancer to fund high impact research and survivorship support programs.

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Invested in cancer research in the last decade
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Invested in Magnolia House in the last decade
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Invested in community partnerships in the last decade

Our focus is on Southern California, the hub for some of the
world’s leading research insitutions, and our founding physicians.

Our programs and funding are designed to maximize impact beyond the initial investment— so they not only benefit researchers, patients and families today, they have the potential to lead to even greater impact tomorrow, transforming lives anywhere.

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USC Norris Research

Inspired by the most promising science, we’re creating outsized impact.

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Career Development Grants awarded by TCRF
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Invested in Career Development Grants by TCRF
$60M
Additional subsequent funds awarded by others to TCRF grantees for cancer research

*Data from the inception of TCRF’s Career Development Grants in 2006 to 2021

2021 Senior Investigator

Simon Gayther, PhD

Simon Gayther, PhD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Research Title: Novel Drug Targets for High-Grade
Serous Ovarian Cancer identified through
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Disease

At TCRF our aim is simple:
Research for tomorrow. Support for today.

Our survivorship support programs align with the challenges faced by patients, survivors, and the whole cancer community.

Impact begins here,
and it starts with you.

All of our work is made possible through the support of people like you. Will you join us in the fight for a future free from the burden of cancer?

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