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November 08, 2017

Cedars-Sinai is the largest academic medical center in the western U.S. Its outpatient cancer center treats more than 9,000 patients each year, making it one of the busiest treatment facilities in California. Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report named the institute's cancer program as one of the top in the country.

"Our two organizations share the same goal: to greatly improve cancer treatment with therapies that attack the disease in new and innovative ways," added Steven Piantadosi, M.D., Ph.D., Phase One Foundation chair and director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Translating new research into effective therapies will improve the lives of cancer patients, and, ultimately, lead to a time when cancer is a manageable condition not a feared disease."

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare opened in December 2001 as the first comprehensive cancer center in greater Phoenix and ranks as one of the country's leading programs for new cancer drug development and Phase I studies.

"We are very excited about this new collaboration intended to accelerate development of new ways to beat cancer," said Tom Sadvary, president & CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare. "Our two organizations share the same commitment to improving the lives of our patients and expanding the ever-increasing number of cancer survivors."

Source: The Translational Genomics Research Institute