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(L-R) Michael Rowbotham, M.D., scientific director of CPMC Research Institute
with senior scientist Greg Tranah, Ph.D.
Your Gifts Advance Medical Care
Truly significant advances in medical care are rare. They require transformative vision, exceptional expertise and a major commitment of resources and energy. Philanthropy is vital to innovation. With your partnership, significant advances are happening at Sutter Health’s CPMC in exciting new ways:
Giving Opportunities in Research
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 Project: Scientists at CPMC's Research Institute are developing a new approach to move beyond the current paradigm for treating cancer.
- Research at CPMC was instrumental to the development of a new FDA-approved cancer drug, nivolumab, which shows great promise for saving the lives of patients with late-stage melanoma and other cancers.
- A team of CPMC physicians is participating with other leading cancer specialists in an unprecedented collaboration to boost the effectiveness of cancer treatment by targeting therapies to specific genetic markers.
- 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 [with video].
- 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 research and technology. 100% of your philanthropic investment will directly benefit the CPMC research program that inspires you most. For more information on the many ways to give to CPMC Foundation, please contact:
Suzannah Cowell Rodriguez
Director of Development & Foundation Relations
2015 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
—David Minor, M.D., associate director of melanoma research at CPMC