TCRF 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.
Our focus is funding basic scientific research to uncover the mechanisms by which cancer develops and spreads, creating a path to effectively treating and preventing the disease.
While our Funded Researchers investigate the life-saving treatments of tomorrow, we invest in life-changing support for people affected by cancer today through Magnolia House, our in-house survivorship support program, and our local Community Partners.
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.
President of the Board
Solomon I. Hamburg, MD-PhD
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 as the President of TCRF’s Board and is a faculty member at UCLA.
Chair of the Board
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.