City of Hope

Rating: 4.2 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 1500 E Duarte Rd Duarte CA 91010 USA

Mission: City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy and supported by a national foundation of humanitarian philanthropy.
Programs: City of Hope is a world leader in bone marrow transplantation; leukemia; musculoskeletal, sarcoma and solid tumors; neurological tumors; new agents for pediatrics patients; and pain management.

Our renowned physicians have created treatment programs for cancer as well as diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. At least $2.5 million is invested in research each week. The Beckman Research Institute is exploring how bone marrow transplantations (BMT) can be used to treat HIV/AIDS and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus. The link between the laboratory and the bedside means that patients receive lifesaving treatments without delay.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Compassionate care and world class research for new treatments and cures is what they do every day. Senior doctors do weekend rounds which is almost unheard of elsewhere and the speed with which they diagnose the problem and begin treatment is unmatched. Their scientists developed the humanization of monoclonal antibodies, which was the basis for the invention of 4 of he most important cancer drugs in the last 30 years. They are smart, hardworking, efficient, and they truly care about the patients. City of Hope saved my wife's life by putting into remission her rare, aggressive lymphoma.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just give them more resources to do their outstanding work.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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City of Hope is NOT a fundraising organization that sends some of its money to other outfits that fight cancer. It is a full-fledged hospital and research institution at the forefront of cancer treatment. That all patients cannot be helped by City of Hope is tragic for those individuals. That care and survival of millions of cancer victims continues to take strides forward thanks to City of Hope makes it highly worthy of charitable contributions.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

we need help people in my opinon!! and im 13 and saying this smh,,,

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

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Despite having over $300 million in reserve assets and holdings at the end of 2008, comprised partly of nearly $97 million obtained from public donations, City of Hope refused to provide lifesaving treatment to a cancer patient of mine whose limited Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid) would not cover the cost of her rare cancer. Instead of hope, they gave her a death sentence. Now she is dying painfully and hopelessly in my hospital while the City of Hope for Rich People Only continues to collect donations they will not use to save her life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It does have 10 millions bucks - thirty times that, at least.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been treated at the City of Hope for lung cancer. I can't rave enough about the fantastic medical treatment, the caring and concern demonstrated by everyone in the entire organization.. EVERYONE from the custodians to the upper management of the facility. Everyone has a smile and is willing to go the extra mile to help you with anything you need.Rather than give directions to some lab or office, people actually will TAKE you to that location! Medical treatment is thorough, with state of the art equipment. I have no doubt that I am here today because I have been in their care. 2 of my coworkers (that I know of) are also patients at City Of Hope.. we all have the same opinion... they are marvelous!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal recovery from lung cancer, both in my physical and emotional healing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amazing medical expertise and state of the art equipment. And the people.... are WONDERFUL.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the most helpful, cheerful people I have ever met. When you ask for directions to some location, they don't just tell you the directions, they will take their time to actually take you to where you want to go.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

play an amazing role in the discovery of a cure and even more effecive ways of treating cancers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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