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 Technology
- 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.
- Cancer Avatar Research Project — Scientists at CPMC's Research Institute are developing a new approach to move beyond the current paradigm for treating cancer.
- Dr. Goodson Breast Cancer Research Fund — Dr. Goodson studies interactions between environmental toxins and the development of cancer; techniques to improve breast exams and timely diagnosis.
Funds from charitable investors ensure that our research can continue. And because we deliver more personalized care here than other larger health care 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
- Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma, made one of the largest philanthropic investments in CPMC Foundation history to benefit cancer research and services.
- Dr. John Chan’s research efforts—funded in part by philanthropy—have given gynecologic cancer patients at CPMC access to more clinical trials than any other medical center on the West Coast.
- Dr. Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, Medical Director of CPMC's Comprehensive Cancer Program, holds the Melanoma Research & Treatment Chair which was funded by a donor partnership.
- 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 the few medical centers in the U.S. that is pioneering a living biology approach to studying brain tumors through the Cancer Avatar Project.
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 technology at CPMC, please contact:
Director of Development & Foundation Relations
2015 Steiner Street
San Francisco, California 94115