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City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy and supported by a national foundation of humanitarian philanthropy.
In 1913, two tents were built at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains as a refuge for those stricken with tuberculosis. They were erected by a handful of working class people who believed that no one should suffer, that everyone, even those who could not afford it, deserved good medical care and the chance for a life free from pain and disease. People came to this place to heal, to fight for their dream of a healthy, full life. They came for help. They found hope. Today, more than 87 years later, those two tents have evolved into what is the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. Standing on more than 110 acres, City of Hope is now a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, and is one of the most advanced medical and research facilities in the world. We are one of only 17 cancer centers of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Our renowned physicians have created treatment programs for more than 200 forms of cancer, including leukemia, breast and prostate cancer, as well as diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. And research efforts continue to work toward unlocking the secrets of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and many genetic disorders. The dreams being realized here are built on a strong foundation whose four cornerstones support the work that continues to save and transform lives. These four cornerstones are: research, treatment, patient-centered care, and our generous donors and volunteers.
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