At City of Hope, leading-edge science and compassionate patient care turn hope into reality. When a family member is fighting cancer, diabetes or another life-threatening illness, you do whatever it takes to guarantee tomorrow. So do we. City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. Our expert researchers and physicians pioneer research and new therapies to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. More than 50,000 patients a year come through our doors. And we bring hope to millions more around the world through discoveries like synthetic human insulin and the breakthrough cancer drugs Herceptin, Erbitux, Rituxan and Avastin. City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases. The City of Hope community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. We are united by our desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery we make and every new treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.