Scientific Research




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.

Tower Cancer funds leading local researchers in Southern California, the hub for some of the world’s leading research institutions and home to our founding physicians.

These grants include:

  • One-Year Career Development Grants

All applications undergo a rigorous vetting process by our esteemed Scientific Advisory Board, which identifies the best ideas and brightest investigators in cancer research.


The 2023 Grant Application is now closed. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive future updates.

$100,000 Grants: Career Development

Tower Cancer supports forward-thinking research work in Southern California and recognizes that many important breakthroughs come from unexpected directions and differing perspectives. We encourage young physician-scientists to explore novel research hypotheses by offering multiple one-year Career Development Grants. The goal of the Career Development Award is to support young investigators to continue their laboratory studies while they improve their ability to get further funding.

In general, the Scientific Advisory Board evaluates grant applications based on the following criteria:

  • Novelty of hypothesis
  • Scientific quality
  • Potential for revealing something meaningful about cancer
  • Feasibility of the proposal
  • Evidence of institutional support for the project

The deadline to submit applications was November 6, 2023.

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