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Supportive Care for People with Cancer & Their Loved Ones: The Model of Supportive Care Medicine


May 2022
“Sheri and Les Biller give $10M to City of Hope”

The Puget Sound Business Journal 

“The Seattle-based Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation has donated $10 million to City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment centers in the country. The money is earmarked to expand COH’s renowned supportive care program, which provides cancer patients and their families with comprehensive physical, psychological, social and practical support services.”

The Supportive Care Model Improves Patients’ Quality of Life

Over a three-year period, supportive care interventions at City of Hope left a lasting impact on individuals and families before, during, and after treatment. Reduced days in the ICU prevent patients and their caregivers from experiencing the high distress often experienced during an ICU stay.

0 ICU Days Avoided
$0M Saved in Care Costs


Opened in 2008, the City of Hope’s Sheri and Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center integrates all patient support services under one umbrella, and provides patients and their families a warm and welcoming private space to consult with medical staff and explore the many resources offered to strengthen and empower patients and caregivers before, during, and after treatment.

The Supportive Care Training Program has been presented to 36 institutions across 25 cities in six states and two countries.

To learn more, please click here to visit the City of Hope website and click here to explore the Center on Facebook.