As Hoag advances its vision of comprehensive, leading-edge, individualized cancer care for every patient, philanthropy is an essential source of support. Community support through the Hoag Promise Campaign allows us to advance the mission of Hoag, providing the additional resources needed to fully realize Hoag’s cancer vision.

A number of the innovations and advancements described in this annual report are possible because of the community’s generosity including:

  • Phase I and II clinical trials through the Developmental Therapeutics Program in alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Precision Medicine Program
  • Five Endowed Chairs in cancer including the Grace E. Hoag Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, James & Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, the Benjamin & Carmela Du Endowed Chair in Urologic Cancer, and the Margaret Givan Larkin Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
  • Cancer early detection and high risk programs such as the Anita Erickson Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Program, Hoag Early Risk Assessment Program (HERA), High Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program, and Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Program
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Patient support services including Financial Bridge, Creative Expressions, transportation, and an after-hours oncology nursing support line
  • FotoFinder® and High Risk Melanoma services
  • Technologically advanced conference rooms for multi-site tumor boards including the Healy Family Conference Room and Ogasawara Radiation Oncology Library
  • Annual Oncology Nursing Conference
  • Nursing scholarships and education opportunities for non-nurses
  • Technological advances in Radiation Oncology including SpaceOar® and dedicated high-speed CT scanners


Hoag Family Cancer Institute is grateful to every donor who partners with us through philanthropic support and the volunteer leaders who give their time to raise funds and awareness. The Circle 1000 Founders’ Committee is a dedicated group of women raising a total of $19 million for Hoag Family Cancer Institute since their founding in 1986. As part of the Hoag Promise Campaign, the Hoag Family Cancer Institute Campaign Advisory Committee facilitates new relationships and inspires philanthropy in the community on behalf of the Institute.

Special thanks to the Kathleen & Stephen Prough Excellence Fund, which enabled the production of this annual report. For more information on how you can get involved with the Hoag Hospital Foundation, please contact Gwen Ritter at [email protected] or 949-764-7209.

For more information call: 949-722-6237