Rebels With A Cause


In 2009, David B. Agus, MD realized that the world was losing the war against cancer. He knew that the conventional methods of battling this disease were simply not enough. This drove him to establish the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine (CAMM) with the goal of gathering a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to think dramatically differently about cancer treatment.

We have arrived at an unparalleled moment of possibility in research. More than ever before, we are on the precipice of creating a revolutionary change in both cancer care and disease prevention. Please join Dr. Agus and CAMM’s determined team of experts as they strive toward novel strategies in cancer therapy and wellness. Together we can REBEL against cancer, against the status quo for treatment and research, and against the silo mentality which has held back innovation and progress. Your contribution will support the disruptive thinking and collaborative research that is essential to finally uncovering the key to controlling cancer. Join us – and be a REBEL today! Visit to learn more about our upcoming gala on May 11, 2016.


$200 Million gift launches Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC
Larry Ellison Donates $200M to Cancer Research at Rebels With a Cause Gala
Rebels With A Cause Gala To Honor Noted Philanthropists And Civic Leaders Dr. Cheryl Saban And Haim Saban
Christina Aguilera Joins Lineup For Rebels With A Cause Gala
Kristin Chenoweth, James Corden, Christina Aguilera & More to Headline 3rd Biennial Rebels With A Cause Fundraiser


Event Chairs

Sandy and David Ellison with Skydance Media

Honorary Co-Chair

C. L. Max Nikias
President, University of Southern California


Cheryl and Haim Saban

Master of Ceremonies

James Corden

Musical Director

David Foster
with special musical performances