The Tower Cancer Research
Foundation Story

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

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

Our clinically-grounded survivorship support programs, hosted by Magnolia House, and community partner grants, funded by TCRF, align with the challenges faced by patients, survivors, and the whole cancer community.

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.

USC Norris Research
USC Norris Research

President of the Board

Solomon I. Hamburg, M.D.-PhD

Solomon I. Hamburg, M.D.-PhD

UCLA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology

A founding physician of Tower Cancer Research Foundation, Dr. Hamburg is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in hematology, medical oncology, and internal medicine. He currently serves the President of TCRF’s board, in addition to being a faculty member at UCLA.

Chair of the Board

Nancy Rosenfelt

Nancy Rosenfelt

BS and MS in Special Education; MA in School Administration

After teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 15 years, Nancy Rosenfelt spent 15 years as Director of Summit View School, a school for students with learning disabilities. Nancy has supported and volunteered at TCRF since its beginning, and currently serves as the Chair of TCRF’s board.

We’re powered by a passionate team,
dedicated to making an impact in the fight against cancer.

Meet our staff

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