About Tower Cancer

It was established in 1996 by a driven group of physicians, patients, and volunteers with a personal stake in cancer.

Inspired by the most promising science, we fund leading local researchers, making us a launchpad for additional funding and discoveries here and on the global stage.

Where We Invest:

  • Scientific Research Grants: Funding scientific research to uncover the mechanisms by which cancer develops and spreads, creating a path to effectively treating and preventing the disease and creating the life-saving treatments of tomorrow.
  • Survivorship Support: We invest in life-changing support for people affected by cancer today through Magnolia House.
  • Community Partner Grants: Funding multiple Community Partner Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations that are providing cancer support services, which expands our investments in survivorship support.

While our programs and funding are made locally, they 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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About TCRF

Our Mission:

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.

Learn more about how our programs fulfill our mission in our 2022 Impact Report

Board of Directors Executive Officers

Nancy Rosenfelt

Nancy Rosenfelt

Chair, Board of Directors
Larry Rosenstein

Larry Rosenstein

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
Christopher Clinton Conway

Christopher Clinton Conway

Chief Executive Officer
Solomon I. Hamburg, MD-PhD

Solomon I. Hamburg, MD-PhD

President, Board of Directors Member, Scientific Advisory Board
David Spingarn

David Spingarn

Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee, Board of Directors Member, Cancer Free Generation
Jeanne Schnitzer Marks

Jeanne Schnitzer Marks

Secretary, Board of Directors
Fred Rosenfelt, MD

Fred Rosenfelt, MD

VP, Scientific Affairs, Board of Directors Scientific Advisory Board

We’re powered by a passionate team,
dedicated to building a cancer-free future.

Our auxiliary funding groups play a supporting but vital role in the organization’s growth and vitality.

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