By combining leading-edge science with true compassion and personalized treatment for each and every patient, scientists at City of Hope have a single, shared goal: to eliminate cancer.
Every patient who comes through our doors benefits from that goal. And the discoveries and innovations we put to work for them often end up benefiting people the entire world over.
Outsmarting cancer requires a team of smart people. Recognizing our team’s accomplishments in cancer research, treatment, patient care, education and prevention, the National Cancer Institute has designated City of Hope as a comprehensive cancer center. That is an honor reserved for only 50 institutions nationwide.

To retain that designation, City of Hope has to hold itself to the highest possible standards. But what matters most is how those standards translate into the best possible care for patients.

Cancer Center Research Programs

Our multidisciplinary research programs are led by some of the world’s most expert cancer scientists and clinicians. Through constant collaboration and interaction between all programs, they maximize the benefits they’re able to deliver.
The result? New treatments capable of improving outcomes for patients here, across the U.S. and around the world.
How does that synergy work?
  • Basic Science: Laboratory studies in our  Molecular and Cellular Biology Program of Cancer enlarges our body of knowledge about how cancer works, knowledge that can be applied in Translational Studies.
  • Translational Studies: Using the information uncovered in the Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer Program, scientists set about designing new cancer treatments that can then be tested in our many Clinical Trials.
  • Clinical Trials: Conducted in the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program, the Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program and the Hematologic Malignancies Program, trials test the safety and success of new cancer therapies for patients.
  • Prevention and Control: Beyond treating cancer, we study its causes and ways to prevent it, detect it earlier, improve tolerance of treatment, and manage symptoms and the quality of life for patients during and after treatment.