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

Leaving a Legacy Through Giving


Michele Boghossian, who lost her husband to lung cancer, talks candidly about how she is celebrating Paul’s life through volunteering and a tribute gift to Adventist Health Glendale’s Cancer Services Center. Michele and her family are deeply grateful for the care that Paul received as a patient at our hospital.   WATCH THE 2 MIN. VIDEO

High-quality treatment continues during renovation

interim center

Patients will continue to receive high quality services, including radiation therapy, at AHGL’s Cancer Services Center in the above facility during the renovation project. The linear accelerator is a newer model than the technology that is being replaced.

Please support the renovation project
The Foundation announces a community­wide campaign to support the renovation of the Cancer Services Center. Completion is set for spring 2018.

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.

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!

Patient Stories

patient“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.

We invite you to support Adventist Health Glendale’s Cancer Center renovation

Introducing the co-chairs of this important funding campaign.

Fran Buchanan

Fran Buchanan
Buchanan & Associates, Real Estate
As a long-time Glendale resident, I have great confidence in Adventist Health Glendale. A close friend was treated at the Cancer Center, and the care she received truly enhanced 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 our friends and families are getting the very best care at AHGL.

Harlan Gibbs

Harlan Gibbs, MD
Emergency Physician, Chief-of-Staff, Adventist Health Glendale
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 AHGL’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 AHGL. The new linear accelerator is amazingly precise in its treatment. It will be a life-saving addition to the hospital.


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. AHGL 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, AHGL’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