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

TrueBeam Technology Now Treating Patients

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A major advancement in cancer treatment is being celebrated at Adventist Health Glendale! The long-awaited installation of a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator is now treating patients.

Acquisition of the TrueBeam places the Adventist Health Glendale’s radiation oncology treatment capabilities on a level with other major medical centers in Southern California and even across the world! Ours is the only cancer center offering patients in Glendale the advanced TrueBeam technology.

Following installation of the TrueBeam, the next phase of the Cancer Center renovation is set to get underway soon. Improvements will include a new lobby and reception area, spacious private dressing rooms, updated infusion areas and public restrooms.

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.


Sara H. Kim, MD, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, previews the new 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. Adventist Health Glendale is the only medical center in our service area to invest in this life-saving technology.  READ MORE


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

— Sara H. Kim, MD, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology program


“We offer 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