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PHASE ONE is a non profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative Phase 1 cancer clinical research and treatment programs.

OUR STORY

In 1998 Alberto Valner and his mother were both diagnosed with very different types of cancer within days of each other. While Alberto survived and is cancer-free, little was known about his mother’s type of cancer, and she passed within days of Alberto being given the “all clear.”

Alberto and his wife Stacy were moved to action and PHASE ONE was founded in 1999. They gathered a small group of friends in Los Angeles to support early cancer research. Their mission was to find treatments that will transform what might be a terminal illness into hope for a full and productive life.

Approximately 1,665,540 new cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. last year.

 

It is estimated 585,720 Americans died of cancer last year.

 

That’s 1,600 people per day.

1 in 3 people

will get cancer

7.6 million people die

each year due

to cancer

PHASE ONE has raised

more than $15 million

to support cancer clinical

trials and treatments

WHAT IS A PHASE 1 CLINICAL TRIAL?

A PHASE 1 trial is the first time a treatment is tested on human patients

GRANTS, VIDEOS & EVENTS

Dr. Araz Marachelian

2016
Dr. Araz Marachelian
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Neuroblastoma
Grant Amount: $61,416

 
 

Phase One Tia Palermo Memorial Endowment Grant

2015
Phase One Tia Palermo
Memorial Endowment Grant
Testicular Cancer Awareness Initiative of the
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program
USC
Grant Amount: $25,000

Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, UCLA

2015
Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh
Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research
UCLA
Ovarian Cancer
Grant Amount: $456,000

Dr. Richard Tuli, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

2014
Dr. Richard Tuli
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Pancreatic Cancer
Grant Amount: $323,423

Dr. Jana Portnow, City of Hope

2014
Dr. Jana Portnow
City of Hope
Brain Cancer
Grant Amount: $67,000

Hamamatsu NanoZoomer

2013
Hamamatsu NanoZoomer
2.0 HT-slide scanner
City of Hope
Grant Amount: $67,000

Dr. Anna Pawlowska, City of Hope

2013
Dr. Anna Pawlowska
City of Hope
Ewing’s Sarcoma
Grant Amount: $37,000

 

Dr. Joseph Riss

2013
Dr. Joseph Riss
University of California Los Angeles
Department of Urology
Kidney Cancer
Grant Amount: $310,000

Dr. Karim Chamie

2013
Dr.Karim Chamie
University of California Los Angeles
Department of Urology
Urothelial Cancer
Grant Amount: $142,350

Dr. Antoni Ribas

2012
Dr. Antoni Ribas
University of California Los Angeles
Melanoma
Grant Amount: $294,400

 
 
 

Dr. P.R. Lowenstein

2011
Dr. P.R. Lowenstien
Dr. Maria G. Castro
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery And Cell And Development Biology
Brain Cancer
Grant Amount: $216,000

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

2010
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Leukemia
Grant Amount: $410,000

 
 
 
 

The Premier Oncology Foundation

2009
The Premier Oncology Foundation
Lung Cancer Initiative
Lung Cancer
Grant Amount: $266,500

 

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

2007
Phase One Endowed Chair
The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Grant Amount: $2,000,000

City of Hope

2007
City of Hope
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Grant Amount: $345,000
 
 

Dr. Kuk-Wha Lee

2006
Dr. Kuk-Wha Lee
University of California Los Angeles
Mattel Children’s Hospital
Grant Amount: $250,000
 

Dr. Karen Reckamp

2005
Dr. Karen Reckamp
City of Hope
University of California Los Angeles
Lung Cancer
Grant Amount: $500,000

Dr. Charles Sawyers

2004
Dr. Charles Sawyers
Dr. ingo Mellinghoff
University of California Los Angeles
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Grant Amount: $250,000

Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz

2004
Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz
Dr. Daniel Vallboehmer
University of Southern California
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gastro-Intestinal Malignancy
Grant Amount: 250,000

Dr. Arie Belldegrun

2004
Dr. Arie Belldegrun
Dr. Alan Pantuck
University of California Los Angeles
Kidney Cancer
Grant Amount: $250,000

 

Dr. David Agus

2004
Dr. David Agus
Dr. Mitchell Gross
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Prostate Cancer
Grant Amount: $250,000

 

Dr. Lee Rosen

2003
Dr. Lee Rosen
Cancer Institute Medical Group
Grant Amount: $276,250
 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Sven De Vos

2002
Dr. Sven De Vos
Dr. Christos Emmanouilides
Dr. William H. McBride
Dr. Jonathan W. Said
University of Southern California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
B-Cell Lynphomas
Grant Amount: $150,000

Dr. Carolyn Britten

2001
Dr. Carolyn Britten
University of California Los Angeles
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Clinical Research Physician
Grant Amount: $175,000

 
 
 

Hope Grows Here

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Hope Grows Here

15 Years

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15 Years

Every One Can Make A Difference

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EveryONE Can Make A Difference

Seeds of Hope

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Seeds of Hope

Time For New Ideas

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Time For New Ideas

16th Annual Gala

16th Annual Gala
Fig & Olive

15th Annual Gala

15th Annual Gala
The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

14th Annual Gala

14th Annual Gala
Montage Beverly Hills & Bouchon.

13th Annual Gala

13th Annual Gala
Montage Beverly Hills & Bouchon

12th Annual Gala

12th Annual Gala
Montage Beverly Hills & Bouchon

11th Annual Gala

11th Annual Gala
The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel

10th Annual Gala

10th Annual Gala
The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel

7th Annual Gala

7th Annual Gala
Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel

6th Annual Gala

6th Annual Gala
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel

5th Annual Gala

5th Annual Gala
Hangar 8 at the Santa Monica Airport

TIA PALERMO MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT

When longtime board member and former chair Tia Palermo passed away in 2012 following an 11-year battle with cancer, her family joined PHASE ONE in raising funds for a multi-million dollar endowment in her memory.

TIMELINE

1999

PHASE ONE STARTS
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2000

First Gala held at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.
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2001

First PHASE ONE grant announced
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2002

Dr. Sven de Vos, Dr. Christos Emmanouilides, Dr. William H. McBride and Dr. Jonathan W. Said
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2003

Dr. Lee Rosen
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2004

Phase one announces $1 million in new grants at 5th Gala
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2005

Karen Reckamp, M.D.
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2006

Kuk-Wha Lee, M.D. PhD
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2007

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
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2008

Phase One Endowed Chair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is dedicated
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2009

Phase One celebrates its 10th Year with a “non-event” that raised $250,000
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2010

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
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2011

P.R. Lowenstein, M.D. PhD and Maria G. Castro, PhD
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2012

Following the passing of longtime board member, Tia Palermo, the Ravich Family and Phase One raised $4.5 million toward an Endowment in her memory.
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2013

Dr. Karim Chamie
Dr. Joseph Riss
Dr. Anna Pawlowska
Hamamatsu NanoZoomer 2.0 HT-slide scanner
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2014

Dr. Richard Tuli
Dr. Jana Portnow
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2015

Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Phase One Tia Palermo Memorial Endowment Grant
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2016

Dr. Araz Marachelian Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diane V. Allen

Diane V. Allen

Holly Baril

Holly Baril

Royce Bergman

Royce Bergman

Jordan R. Bernstein

Jordan R. Bernstein

Marina Cohn

Marina Cohn

Leanna Creel

Leanna Creel

Emily Current

Emily Current

Carly deCastro

Carly deCastro

Meritt Elliott

Meritt Elliott

Rodney D. Franks

Rodney D. Franks

Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman

Cecily Jackson-Zapata

Cecily Jackson-Zapata

Angela Kay

Angela Kay

Kaye Popofsky Kramer

Kaye Popofsky Kramer

Janet Lonner

Janet Lonner

Alyson Fine Marmur

Alyson Fine Marmur

Bradley Meadow

Bradley Meadow

Cary Meadow

Cary Meadow

Azita Mosbat

Azita Mosbat

Mieke Neumann

Mieke Neumann

Kelly Newman

Kelly Newman

Tia Palermo

Tia Palermo

(1959-2012)

Missy Polson

Missy Polson

Steven Romick

Steven Romick

Stephanie Sandler

Stephanie Sandler

Linda Toth

Linda Toth

Alberto Valner

Alberto Valner

Edward Woods

Edward Woods

MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

 Robert Figlin, M.D. F.A.C.P.

 Stephen J. Forman, M.D.

 

 Philip H. Koeffler, M.D.

 

Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D.

Frank L. Meyskens Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.

 

CONTACT

PHASE ONE

256 26th Street

Suite 201

Santa Monica, CA  90402

We are a 501(c) (3) - Tax ID#91-2129319

T 310.458.7715

info@phaseonefoundation.org