PHASE ONE is a non profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative Phase 1 cancer clinical research and treatment programs.
WHAT IS A PHASE 1 CLINICAL TRIAL?
Every drug treatment started as a phase 1 clinical trial, which is the first time a drug or treatment protocol is tested in a human.
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
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.
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
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