Desert Cancer Foundation is dedicated to helping pay for cancer care for local residents who need financial assistance. Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF), a California 501(c)3 corporation, was founded in 1994 to pay for cancer treatment of residents who lack health insurance or sufficient funds to pay for their medical care by our founders, Dr. Sebastian George and Art & Cory Teichner.
Desert Cancer Foundation works with the generous support of local healthcare professionals, social workers, case workers, and advocates to share the availability of our program with the community.
Program applicants are individually reviewed by a volunteer Patient Assistance Committee, which includes medical professionals, social workers, financial counselors, board members, and staff. The primary consideration for acceptance in the DCF’s Patient Assistance Program is a demonstrated need for financial assistance to obtain local cancer care. All applicants receive navigation and support for additional resources.
Since inception, Desert Cancer Foundation has paid for cancer-related screening, diagnosis, and treatment valued at nearly $109 million dollars. Furthermore, DCF has served more than 8,700 residents in the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities with the cost of their cancer care needs.