Giving to Cancer Research & Treatment
CPMC's Cancer Center provides comprehensive and individualized services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship resources. This, coupled with our expert physicians, innovative research and smart technology, places us at the forefront of cancer care.
- Cancer Avatar Project: CPMC is one of only about 20 medical centers worldwide developing ‘cancer avatars’ for research. After being collected from selected patients throughout Sutter Health, human cancer cells are implanted and grown in mice, from which they can be harvested. “These avatars make a huge difference in research because their tumors change with time, just as they do in patients,” says Michael Rowbotham, M.D., Scientific Director at CPMC Research Institute and Cancer Avatar Project Lead.
“There’s no fear about doing new things here,” says senior scientist Greg Tranah, Ph.D. “The mice avatars allow us to test up to hundreds of different cancer drug combinations at a time. Then, working together with clinicians, we can more quickly determine which treatment is most likely to work for a particular patient.”
The Children’s Comprehensive Care Center at CPMC is designed to help local children with cancer and other chronic conditions get the ongoing care they need through outpatient services. The center offers nurturing healing for kids and family support through a number of crucial programs, including Hematology/Oncology, Neurology and Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiology, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Allergies and Gastroenterology.
Giving Opportunities in Cancer Research & Treatment
- CPMC's Cancer Center
- Cancer / Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment
- Cancer / Angelina Ciucci Memorial Fund for Melanoma Research
- Cancer / Avatar Project
- Cancer / Notkin Family Breast Cancer Recovery Program
- Cancer / Gynecologic Oncology
- Children's Comprehensive Care Center
Philanthropic Partners in Cancer Care
- Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D. now holds CPMC's Chair in Melanoma Research and Treatment, thanks to a partnership of inspired donors.
- Shelby Notkin and Michelle Notkin understand the necessity for breast cancer recovery programs.
- The Ciucci Family and the Daly City Fire Department run an annual golf tournament to support melanoma research, paying tribute to Angelina Ciucci who died at a young age from the disease.
- Nathan Bloom Memorial Golf Tournament brings the community together to benefit melanoma research at CPMC.
- Cancer Center Leadership Council: CPMC Foundation's Leadership Councils join the commitment of our Board of Trustees with the passion of community volunteers.
Ways to Give
There are many ways to give to cancer research and treatment at CPMC. For more information please contact: