Kathryn West

Kathryn West“Kathryn West was an oncology nurse and a passionate advocate for oncology patients. Her career started in direct patient care at UCLA and she later joined Amgen and continued to advocate on behalf of patients in her patient advocacy role. Words like 'a force of nature,' 'strong,' 'resilient,' and 'supportive' were commonly used to describe her.

Kathryn died from cancer in Los Angeles in 2018, yet she continues to fight for others through her generous gift to CSC. Her gift will fund CSC’s mission to ensure that patients and caregivers receive the best navigation and support to access the resources and care that they need. A portion of her bequest will also fund the establishment a new Center of Excellence in Washington, DC.

Kathryn’s legacy of advocacy, especially for those in underserved communities, lives on.”

— Jimmy Doss, Executor of the Estate of Kathryn West