fighting cancer for you

A portion of Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s cancer-fighting team.

A more patient-friendly Cancer Services Center

The Healthcare Foundation announces a community-wide campaign to support the renovation of the Cancer Services Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Completion is set for August 2017.

Improvements will feature spacious private dressing rooms, a relaxing reception area, and a more comfortable environment throughout treatment areas.

A new Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator, the latest technology in radiation therapy for battling cancer, will make treatments faster and more precise.

During renovation, patients will continue to receive a full range of services by GAMC physicians, nurses and support staff.

Every gift of any amount will help cancer patients, survivors and families throughout our community. Be a part of this exciting new chapter in cancer treatment and care by making a donation today!

How the community will benefit

We are pleased to introduce the co-chairs of this important funding campaign, supporting the renovation of our Cancer Services Center.

Fran Buchanan

Fran Buchanan
Buchanan & Associates, Real Estate
As a long-time Glendale resident, I have great confidence in Glendale Adventist Medical Center. A close friend was treated at the Cancer Center, and the care she received truly en-hanced the quality of her life. The doctors, nurses — everyone on her team — were very compassionate and professional. I am excited about the Cancer Center’s renovation, which will give added support to patients who are battling this disease. It gives me comfort to know that ourfriends and families are getting the very best care at GAMC.

Harlan Gibbs

Harlan Gibbs, MD
Emergency Physician, Chief-of-Staff, Glendale Adventist Medical Center
From a physician’s standpoint, the new linear accelerator is an incredibly important tool in our fight against cancer. It is cutting-edge technology, and patients can be treated right here at Glendale Adventist. People will have convenient access to the best of care — a tremendous resource for both patients and doctors.

This is the same technology offered in the most advanced medical centers in Los Angeles and throughout the country. To have this advanced level of treatment available is a gift to the community.


Helen McDonagh
Owner, Massage Envy-Glendale
I learned about Glendale Adventist’s Cancer Services when the Glendale Downtown Association supported GAMC’s Army of Pink breast cancer awareness program. The doctors, nurses and staff really care. The hospital feels like a family-type organization. You sense that from the minute you walk in the door.
     Access to the best health care is important to our business community, and we have the best, close-by at GAMC. The new linear accelerator is amazingly precise in its treatment. It will be a life-saving addition to the hospital.

Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal $2.5 million

Patient Stories


“The doctors and nurses at Glendale Adventist saved my life. They treated me like family.”

— Elen Tahmasian, wife, mother, cancer survivor

“Your CT scan was positive. The tumor is malignant.” Elen Tahmasian, 43, a wife and a mother to two growing children, never dreamed she’d be hearing these words from her doctor. The diagnosis was breast cancer; the tumor was aggressive.


Artist’s rendering of the new radiation therapy suite and linear accelerator.

Latest Varian TrueBeam technology

A centerpiece of the renovation is a new Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, one of the most advanced radiation therapy systems yet developed for safe, effective treatment of cancers. GAMC is the only medical center in our service area to invest in this life-saving technology.  READ MORE


“This technology will be able to verify accurate delivery of radiation. I am grateful for the times when I tell my patients, ‘You are cancer free.’”

— Sara Kim, MD, Medical Director, GAMC’s Radiation Oncology program


“We need this advanced technology not only for our patients, but also for the benefit of their loved ones and the community.”

— Boris Bagdasarian, DO, Hematology/Oncology specialist