Who We Are

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Who We Are

City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. With locations in California, Arizona, Illinois, and Georgia, our team of more than 11,000 includes researchers, associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and support staff. All of us are united by our desire to find cures and save lives.
Our Mission

City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day we turn science into practical benefit. We turn hope into reality. We accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.

What Health Care Experts Say About Us

City of Hope is one of only 54 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. The NCI designation recognizes excellence in treatment, research and expertise to address the many facets of the disease. We’re also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), reflecting our national leadership in advancing research and treatment. NCCN member institutions are recognized for their world-renowned experts and for treating complex, rare and aggressive forms of cancer.

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Patient Care Approach

Our focus is on the complete patient experience. We’re organizationally structured for increasing the speed with which our treatment solutions progress from research lab to production facility to patient.

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Research & Innovation

As an independent biomedical, treatment and academic center, City of Hope is focused on basic and clinical research in cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other chronic, life-threatening diseases.

We value research
Giving Back: Supporting the Fight to end Life-Threatening Diseases

Help us pioneer research and new therapies to find cures, save lives and turn hope into reality.

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Fighting to Save Lives Since 1913

For over 100 years, we’ve led the fight against life-threatening illnesses while reaffirming our humanitarian vision that “health is a human right.”

A team with deep health care industry expertise leads City of Hope toward the next horizon of treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases.


City of Hope offers an innovative and progressive environment for everyone involved with our organization. Read more about what it’s like inside our workplace.


Headquartered in Duarte, California, with locations across the United States, our unique approach to care is available in your community.

A Legacy of Impact

From our earliest days as simply two tents in the desert, City of Hope has transformed over the decades to become of the nation’s leading-edge cancer treatment and care centers. Explore the timeline of our history and discover some of the breakthrough innovations and achievements that helped build our legacy. 

City of Hope 1913 - Buildings and Structures - Two Tents

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