You can be a catalyst in transforming women's care in San Francisco. Thanks to visionary philanthropic partners, women cared for by CPMC’s Gynecology and Women’s Health specialists get the expertise of an academic medical center combined with the compassion and convenience of their local community hospital. Every dollar of your philanthropic investment goes directly to the CPMC Women's Health program that most inspires you.
Giving Opportunities in Women's Health
- Women’s Health Resource Center (WHRC) — The center offers classes, support groups, massage therapy, a cancer boutique, the Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Recovery Program and a Mini-Medical School on Women’s Health.
- Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Recovery Program at the WHRC — Women undergoing treatment for uterine, ovarian, vaginal, vulvar, and peritoneal cancer can receive education and support services tailored to each patient’s unique needs. To ensure that every woman who needs it has access to this supportive care, the program is free and funded by philanthropy.
- Gynecologic Oncology — Dr. John Chan's research efforts—funded in part by philanthropy—give gynecologic cancer patients at CPMC access to more clinical trials than any other medical center on the West Coast.
- Notkin Family Breast Cancer Recovery Program — Since it started, the program has helped 20,000 women and now serves 2,000 patients and their families every year, at no charge, through the process of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment options and survivorship, including counseling and support groups.
- Dr. Goodson Breast Cancer Research Fund — Your gift will help fund vital research into how environmental factors can influence the development of breast cancer.
- Dr. Michael Katz Cervical Cerclage Research Fund — Supports a critical procedure in obstetrics care, which may be used if a woman’s cervix is at risk of opening under the pressure of the growing pregnancy. The program will study new and proven techniques on how to prevent miscarriage or premature labor, and share the information with patients, caregivers, and the caregiver community.
- CPMC's Division of Gynecology has earned a Top 50 national ranking from U.S. News and World Report.
- More benign and malignant gynecologic surgeries are performed at CPMC than any other hospital in San Francisco.
- By adding 3D mammography to the screening process, the overall detection rate for breast cancers increases 27 percent. All 3D mammography units at CPMC’s nationally accredited Breast Health Center were funded by philanthropy.
The Impact of Philanthropy
CPMC’s philanthropic partners power innovation and transform care for patients.
Dr. John Chan and Barb Silver, NP, describe the comprehensive care for gynecologic cancer — including research, supportive services, and treatment options — available at Sutter Health CPMC in San Francisco.
Bay Area resident and cancer survivor invested in breast cancer research at CPMC.
Their thoughtful investment created the Notkin Family Breast Cancer Recovery Program.
Philanthropy Powers Our Innovation
You can be a catalyst in transforming women's care in San Francisco. Every dollar of your philanthropic investment goes directly to the CPMC program that most inspires you. To learn more about giving opportunities in women's health, please contact:
Fermin P. Nasol
Campaign Director, Women's and Children's Health
2015 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94115