Truly significant advances in medical care are rare. They require transformative vision, exceptional expertise and a major commitment of resources and energy. In today's environment of dwindling national grant funding, philanthropy becomes all the more vital to facilitating this kind of innovation.
Giving Opportunities in Research and Innovation
- Cancer Avatar Research Project — Now in its 5th year, this philanthropy-funded project of CPMC’s Research Institute has identified individualized treatments for eight cancers: breast, brain, melanoma, liver, ovarian, colorectal, pancreatic and lung.
- Dr. Goodson Breast Cancer Research Fund — Research into environmental toxins that promote breast cancer, such as BPA and methylparaben in cosmetics, led to a publication about the safety of chemicals in everyday products.
- CPMC's Research Institute — Brings clinicians and scientists together to discover improved treatments and diagnostic technologies that translate to improved outcomes at the bedside - in cancer, aging, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, epilepsy, infectious diseases, and more.
Funds from charitable investors ensure that our research can continue. And because we deliver more personalized care here than other larger healthcare institutions, we have grateful patients and families who return to ask, 'How can I help?'
—David Minor, M.D., associate director of melanoma research at CPMC
- The Sutter Cancer Research Consortium has been one of the highest-enrolling, non-academic sites in the U.S. for clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
- CPMC is one of just 20 medical centers in the U.S. that is pioneering a living biology approach to studying brain tumors through the Cancer Avatar Research Project.
The Impact of Philanthropy
CPMC’s philanthropic partners power innovation and transform care for patients.
An inspired partnership of CPMC donors funded new melanoma research and therapies chaired by Dr. Kashani.
His research efforts give gynecologic cancer patients at CPMC access to more clinical trials than any other medical center on the West Coast.
The founder of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. made one of the largest philanthropic investments in CPMC Foundation history to benefit cancer research and treatment at CPMC.
This Bay Area resident and cancer survivor invested in CPMC’s Breast Health Center and breast cancer research.
Philanthropy Powers Our Innovation
You can be a catalyst in transforming healthcare. 100% of your philanthropic investment goes directly to the CPMC program that most inspires you. For more information about the many ways to give to research and innovation at CPMC, please contact:
Director of Development & Foundation Relations
2015 Steiner Street
San Francisco, California 94115