AT A GLANCE

WE FUND RESEARCH

  • 80% of the dollars we invest go to innovative scientific research.

  • We were founded by Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group to conduct clinical trials and we have participated in the approval of 15 new cancer drugs.

    • We continue to support clinical trials with a $2,000,000 commitment to an experimental therapeutics endowed fund (phase one clinical trials) at Cedars-Sinai.

  • We fund young investigators with one-year career development awards for $100,000.

    • The 42 brilliant scientists that we have funded with just over $3.0 million have gone on to earn over $36 million in additional funding.

  • We also fund distinguished senior investigators with 5-year - $500,000 grants.

    • Over 5 years, these grants can tackle complex issues and create new therapeutic targets.

  • We assemble multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and have funded a $1,000,000 Discovery Fund (Jack Mishkin Discovery Fund for Mesothelioma Research) to deal with a spectrum of cancer related issues from screening to clinical trials.

WE FUND PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS

  • In 2016, we had over 2,500 patient visits to our program which represents a 100% increase in 2 years.

  • Offered at no cost to anyone with a cancer diagnosis, our classes attract participants from throughout Southern California.

  • Our programs cover mind, body and spirit and include innovative and unique offerings such as Grace (Gaining Resiliency and CouragE with Cancer) and Blush Panel.

  • We offer an individualized rehabilitation and exercise program designed to help cancer survivors build back their strength post treatment.

WE FUND COMMUNITY PARTNER GRANTS

  • Since 2014 we have committed well over $1,000,000 to community partners to fund their vital patient programs.

  • We have funded projects from Project Angel Food, CHLA, Bet Tzedek, LAC-USC, UCLA Simms Mann, Camp Kesem among others.

  • The programs that we have funding have dealt with everything from basic nutrition to palliative care.