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Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Neuro-Oncology Center

Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Neuro-Oncology Center
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Patients facing the devastating diagnosis of brain or spinal cancer are finding new hope at the Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Neuro-Oncology Center based at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

The institute was established in 2015 with a transformational gift from the Amtower family in memory of Laurel Amtower, an admired San Diego State University professor, author and mother who died from brain cancer in 2010 at age 44. It is the first community hospital-based program in the region dedicated to treating brain and spinal cord tumors.

The Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Neuro-Oncology Center offers timely, personalized and highly specialized care by a multidisciplinary team of experts. The latest technologies and research are put to use to create custom care plans, and patients and their loved ones are supported through the emotional aspects of their diagnosis and treatment with navigation, counseling and education services every step of the way.

Laurel Amtower was known for her great sense of humor, varied interests and passion for teaching. Her legacy lives on through the Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Neuro-Oncology Center—a place dedicated to providing innovative and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones facing brain cancer.

In 2015, $227,995 was distributed by Sharp HealthCare Foundation to support personalized and highly specialized oncology programs like this one.

You can help continue to bring hope to patients facing brain cancer through the very best in neuro-oncology technology, research and care with a gift to support the Laurel Amtower Cancer Institute and Neuro-Oncology Center. Give now.