An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Shared Resources and Services

City of Hope and Beckman Research Institute offer a host of resources meeting researchers’ needs for specialized equipment, services or expert consultation. Sharing state-of-the-art equipment and resources, and the expertise to apply them to meaningful research, are crucial to the pursuit of new treatments and potential cures. They’re key pillars of our status as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Analytical Cytometry

The Analytical Cytometry Core Facility is providing researchers with high-quality flow cytometry instrumentation, as well as expertise in analyzing and/or sorting sample populations of interest via interpretation of their physical, fluorescent and/or light-scattering properties. The facilities and their services are available to both City of Hope and non-City of Hope researchers.

Analytical Pharmacology

The Analytical Pharmacology Core facility focuses on conducting pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies for both chemotherapy clinical trials and peer-reviewed preclinical studies.

Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology

The Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology Core facility draws upon a talented group of statisticians who collaborate across basic, translational, clinical and population-oriented research at the City of Hope's Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Comprehensive Metabolic Phenotyping

The Comprehensive Matabolic Phenotyping Core is comprised of expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment to perform a cadre of metabolic tests for both internal and external investigators in both academia and industry.

Design and Fabrication Laboratory

The design and fabrication laboratory was established in 1970 as part of Biomedical Instrumentation Services Department and provides design and fabrication services.

Drug Discovery and Structural Biology

The DDSB Core technically and scientifically facilitates research into new, more effective and less toxic therapies for the treatment of cancer.

Electron Microscopy

City of Hope’s Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy Core is allowing researchers to take sharper, closer looks at the building blocks of biological life.

Gene Editing and Viral Vector

The Gene Editing and Viral Vector Core will develop gene editing tools for manipulating mammalian genomes and deliver these tools into cells using viral vectors.

GMP Manufacturing

The GMP Manufacturing Core Facility at City of Hope offers both biological and chemical GMP manufacturing capabilities.

Integrative Genomics and Bioinformatics

The Integrative Genomics and Bioinformatics Core (IGBC) combines the expertise and instrumentation of two NCI-supported facilities—the Functional Genomics/Genomic Sequencing Core and the Bioinformatics Core—to provide an integrated array of services for genomics and informatics.

Light Microscopy/Digital imaging

Our Light Microscopy Digital Imaging Core is providing services, facilities and expertise to City of Hope investigators needing high quality light microscope images.

Multi-Omics Mass Spectrometry

The Multi-omics Mass Spectrometry facility provides cancer center members with mass spectrometry-based multi-omics technology to support research on cancer pathogenesis, novel anti-cancer agents and diagnostic studies.

Multi Scale Translational Research

The Multi-Scale Translational Research (MSTR) Core facilitates research that integrates analyses made at several different scales – populations, individuals, cells and microenvironment, omics, and analytes – to provide greater insight into cancer.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

The NMR Core facility focuses on applying high resolution NMR spectroscopy to the structural characterization of biomolecules, small organic compounds, natural products, and biomolecular complexes.

Pathology Research Services

Pathology studies at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center (COHCCC) are supported by the Pathology Research Services Core (PRSC), which is composed of three distinct laboratories (Research Histology, Molecular Pathology, and Cytogenetics) and the COHCCC institutional biorepository

Small Animal Studies

The Small Animal Studies Core (SASC) combines the resources available through the previously reviewed Small Animal Imaging Core with a new Animal Tumor Models component.

Stem Cell Core Facility

The COH Stem Cell Core Facility aims to accelerate stem cell research at COH by providing critical stem cell resource and technical support. We will provide customized service for disease-specific human iPSC derivation, characterization, and genetic correction. These human iPSCs will become valuable tools for disease modeling, drug discovery, and pre-clinical therapeutic development.