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TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, is an affiliate of City of Hope.  We are an Arizona-based, nonprofit medical research institute dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results. We work to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases, including cancer, neurological disorders, infectious disease, and rare childhood disorders. By identifying treatment options in this manner, we believe medicine becomes more rational, more precise and, well, more personal.

Hope Through Hollis

Supporting TGen's research for DIPG.

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, Hollis suffered significant headaches with double vision, nausea, and weakness. Nine days later, his family learned that doctors discovered a tumor on his brain stem.

His diagnosis: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a type of central nervous system tumor that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord. DIPG is a rare cancer, with only 350 children diagnosed each year. Average survival is one year from diagnosis.

Hollis ran home to Heaven on January 2, 2017, as only he could. 

My Friend Linkin

My Friend Linkin is a non-profit that aims to teach and inspire others about childhood cancer. MFL is dedicated to advancing the education of childhood cancer through the biographies of kids in our My Friend series. These books humanize the journey of cancer through a children's book written by other children. Children ask the hard questions and those who are fighting the battle are eager to share their story. 


COMICARE is an Arizona non profit corporation that delivers donated comic books to children in medical facilities.

Your comics, their smiles.

Amanda Hope

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels is a nonprofit, support, and educational organization designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible, tax-exempt organization, founded in 2012 in celebration of Amanda Hope’s life.

During her three-year fight with leukemia and nine-month battle with a brain tumor, Amanda Hope dreamed that one day she would design a fun clothing line for kids just like her that would provide comfort and dignity during chemo treatments. Amanda's life ended all too soon, but her dream lives on through our Comfycozy's for Chemo apparel, and her legacy continues with our expansion of programs and services.

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