Innovations Magazine Fall 2015

November 09, 2015

The John Wayne Cancer Institute has arrived at an important moment in time—a time when we continue to add to our cadre of top researchers in the field and find ourselves at the precipice of important research trends. I am humbled by the Institute’s progress and the loyalty of our friends, donors and faculty.

Our donors continue to fund our vision of a world without cancer and drive our success. The victories we’ve experienced are yours as much as ours. Cancer research takes a great amount of resources. You’ve helped us launch innovative studies, purchase equipment and recruit talented scientists. We continue to draw more donors to the cause of eradicating cancer, and we salute the many loyal philanthropists who give year in and year out, such as the steady support of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary and the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies (ABCs) and the multi-generational gifts from the Wrather family (page 34).

The positive direction we see developing in cancer treatment should make us proud. However, too many people still succumb to this dreadful disease. We won’t stop until the medical advances extend to every cancer patient, and we depend on your generosity to move toward that goal. Thank you for all you do to support our efforts.

Patrick Wayne
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Patrick Wayne