City of Hope is built on a foundation of compassion, innovation and sense of urgency to find cures for cancer
, HIV/AIDS and other serious diseases. Our 2008 annual report highlights the many connections that extend City of Hope into the community and throughout the world. New research discoveries connect our scientists and physicians to one another and to investigators across the nation — and globe —to test promising therapies through clinical trials. A culture of compassion spurs the deep connections that tie nurses, therapists and other health professionals to patients and their families. The connections we have made over decades with our thousands of volunteers and donors nationwide provide the funding to make our work possible. The report documents notable events and connections in 2008, including our 25 years as a Beckman Research Institute.