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
PHASE ONE has raised
more than $15 million
to support cancer clinical
trials and treatments
WHAT IS A PHASE 1 CLINICAL TRIAL?
In order to make the greatest impact, patients and advocates need a complete knowledge and understanding of the drug development process. That’s why, in partnership with Friends of Cancer Research, Phase One is pleased to be able to offer a new course and tool for patient advocates - ProgressForPatients.org. Through the Advocacy Education program, advocates will acquire the necessary tools to effectively communicate with drug researchers, developers, and regulators enabling them to make the connections necessary to engage with all sectors who need to be better guided by patient input.
To request access to the Advocacy Education program, please fill out our informational form.
GRANTS, VIDEOS & EVENTS
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.
2002Dr. Sven de Vos, Dr. Christos Emmanouilides, Dr. William H. McBride and Dr. Jonathan W. Said
2007The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
2012Following the passing of longtime board member, Tia Palermo, the Ravich Family and Phase One raised $4.5 million toward an Endowment in her memory.
2013Dr. Karim Chamie
Dr. Joseph Riss
Dr. Anna Pawlowska
Hamamatsu NanoZoomer 2.0 HT-slide scanner
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carley de Castro
Alyson Fine Marmur
Edward A. Woods
MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD