What we do

City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality.

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What diversity means to us

Diversity and Inclusion means a better place for our patients and employees. Our commitment to D&I creates an environment where different perspectives lead to innovation. This innovation can better help us make hope a reality for our patients.

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Our core values are

Compassion, Service with a Sense of Urgency, Integrity, Intellectual Curiosity, Excellence and Collaboration.

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City of Hope is Actively Seeking Diverse Students for its Ph.D. Program in Biological Sciences

22/05/2017 06:00am | 6873 views

What do you want to be when you grow up? What’s your major? Those two common questions shape much of how we see our careers—first as an identity (a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher), then through the practical lens of the path that will get us from school to a good-paying job. 

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What I Learned: 6 Questions For Lung Cancer Patient Emily Bennett Taylor

16/04/2016 06:00am | 9191 views

Five City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome 2016 atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float on Jan. 1. The float’s theme, "The Miracle of Science with Soul," adds a deeper dimension to the parade theme of "Find your Adventure."

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9-Year-Old Amanda, A Bone Marrow Transplant Patient, Meets Her Superhero

14/04/2016 06:00am | 8396 views

Superheroes are making plenty of headlines as the summer blockbuster season opens. At City of Hope, a 9-year-old girl wept as she hugged her own superhero: someone who had the superpower of healing her cancer.

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Breakthroughs Why An Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion? It Inspires Us

12/04/2016 10:00am | 14257 views

For almost four decades, blood cancer survivors who received bone marrow, or stem cell, transplants have returned to City of Hope to celebrate life, second chances and science. The first reunion, in 1976, was a small affair: spaghetti for a single patient, his brother who served as his donor and those who took care of him, including Stephen Forman, M.D., Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.

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Cancer Insights: Potential New Way To Target Lethal Prostate Cancer

12/04/2016 06:00am | 8187 views

More than 2.9 million men living in the U.S. today have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Many of these men have had treatment with surgery or radiation and will never see their cancer return, giving hope to the roughly 220,800 people who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Unfortunately, for a significant percentage of patients with prostate cancer, the disease remains highly lethal. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is an ideal time to shift focus to these men.

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About the company

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City of Hope

Hospital and Cancer Research Center
Duarte, CA

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Our role as leaders in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged.

Our community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. We are united by our desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery we make and every new treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.

City of Hope continues to be a pioneer of patient centered care and remains committed to its tradition of exceptional care for patients, families and communities. Each day, we live out our credo:

"There is no profit in curing the body, if, in the process, we destroy the soul."​