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    Invest in the Cancer Avatar Project

    3-step diagram of CPMC's Cancer Avatar Project


    “A bold idea that’s changing how cancer care is delivered.”

    We’re only one of a handful of community medical centers worldwide developing mouse avatars for research to fully personalize cancer treatment. This is a bold idea that’s changing how cancer care is delivered,” says Michael Rowbotham, M.D., Scientific Director at CPMC Research InstituteOpens new window 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.”

    For more information on the Cancer Avatar Project, visit cpmcri-currents.orgOpens new window.

    Cancer Avatar Project launched entirely with philanthropic investments.

    Philanthropy has funded 100% of this research project to date. Recent approval of an additional $3.9 million of foundation funds brings CPMC Foundation's commitment to the Cancer Avatar Project to nearly $15 million as of June 2017.

    More funds will need to be raised to complete this visionary work. To learn more about the many ways you can invest in cancer research and treatment at CPMC, please contact:

    Michael Chinnavaso
    Campaign Director, Cancer Center

    CPMC Foundation
    2015 Steiner Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    415-600-6427 direct
    chinnamm@sutterhealth.org
    cpmc.org/giving/cancer


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