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Giving ‘Hope’ To Cancer Research

The new center on the City of Hope campus is a self-contained translational research facility containing five floors of resources dedicated to advancing cancer research along with the education of future scientists. It provides an integrated research environment for scientists to pursue targeted therapies including immunotherapy, which uses the body’s natural immune system to fight cancer. Complementary approaches that enhance immunotherapy, such as molecular therapy, are also being investigated.

The building’s program includes research labs, laboratory support spaces and equipments rooms; radiopharmacy suite, GMP-compliant cell production plant; faculty offices; open space for post-docs and administrative groups; collaboration spaces, conference rooms and an auditorium. The center also houses the City of Hope Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences. Funding included a $25 million grant from The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which supports program-related, nonprofit research institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

111,400-square feet

Electrical Construction Cost
$7.8 Million

September 2006 – May 2007

Delivery Method
Design Assist

Other Team Members
DPR Construction
Perkins + Will/CRA

Berg Regional Office
Los Angeles




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