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A national leader in cancer treatment and prevention, City of Hope is steadfast in its drive to offer more positive outcomes to patients everywhere. Our research innovations become advances in patient care without delay, because people fighting cancer need better options – now.

Brain Tumors

The close collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of specialists ensures that patients receive the most effective brain tumor treatments known, including possible access to promising investigative therapies.
 

Breast Cancer

Our breast cancer program offers women the most advanced and compassionate care possible, including access to state-of-the-art technologies and therapies, some of which are not yet available at other medical centers.
 

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Highly experienced in diagnosing and treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is persistent in pursuing new research and therapies to improve outcomes for abnormalities of the digestive system, specifically the
 
 

 

Gynecological Cancers

From genetic diagnosis to the development of novel therapies for patients with advanced disease such as
 
 
our gynecologic oncology treatments feature a multidisciplinary approach to care.
 

Head and Neck Cancers

Our renowned multidisciplinary team of head and neck experts specializes in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors such as
 
 
while preserving vital structures and function.
 

Hematologic Cancers

City of Hope combines important research discoveries with superior clinical techniques to diagnose, evaluate and provide the most advanced treatments for acute and chronic 
 
 
We also lead in the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) as one of the world’s largest and most successful transplant centers with more than 11,000 transplants performed to date.
 

Hereditary Cancers Screening and Prevention

Some forms of cancer, including certain types of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colorectal cancer, may be inherited.
 
City of Hope Cancer Screening & Prevention Program sm provides genetic testing and counseling services to evaluate patients who may be at risk for hereditary cancers and suggest proactive strategies to prevent these cancers from developing.
 

Leukemia

Pioneers in advancing care for all forms of  leukemia, City of Hope is a leader in setting standards for treatment worldwide and in improving long-term outcomes for both children and adults.
 

Liver Cancer

Customized treatment programs using the latest technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and innovative chemotherapy delivery systems, are a hallmark of our multidisciplinary approach to liver cancer.
 

Lung Cancer

The most advanced diagnostic and radiation technologies available, access to our clinical trials program and the coordinated care of specialists combine to provide the best possible outcomes for lung cancer patients.
 

Lymphoma

Recognized internationally for our lymphoma research, City of Hope treats patients with the newest lymphoma treatments available, including therapies available only here.
 

Multiple Myeloma

From the use of novel therapies to the vigorous pursuit of stem cell transplantation, our treatments offer patients battling multiple myeloma greater hope than ever.
 

Musculoskeletal Tumors

A coordinated team of bone cancer experts deliver comprehensive treatments that integrate new and powerful anticancer drugs with strategies to spare patients’ limbs.
 

Myelodysplasia

City of Hope physicians and researchers continue to lead the way in improving diagnosis, treatments and outcomes in patients with  myelodysplasia.
 

Pediatric Cancers

Within a compassionate, family-centered environment, our pediatric cancer specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, developing treatment programs that strive to minimize hospitalization and design treatments for the best possible long-term survivorship.
 

Pituitary Tumors

An aggressive approach to treating pituitary tumors and helping patients achieve the most positive outcomes possible.
 

Prostate Cancer

We have performed more advanced robotic procedures for prostate cancer than any other facility on the West Coast. Our innovative treatment options and technologies can help patients recover faster, with fewer side effects.
 

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

We employ the latest research and investigative developments to improve treatment outcomes for  melanoma and all  skin cancer patients, from the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology to our expertise in molecular medicine.
 

Spine Tumors

City of Hope combines breakthrough investigative therapies, superior surgical techniques and the most advanced treatments to give patients with spine tumors some of the latest treatments available anywhere.
 

Urology and Urologic Cancers

Our researchers and clinicians are leading the way in developing innovative methods for preventing, detecting and treating urologic cancers such as
 
 

Women's Cancers

The City of Hope Women’s Cancers Program brings together physicians and researchers from across the institution who are committed to diagnosing, treating and preventing cancers of the 
 
 

Our Clinical Programs

Clinical Programs
A national leader in cancer treatment and prevention, City of Hope is steadfast in its drive to offer more positive outcomes to patients everywhere. Our research innovations become advances in patient care without delay, because people fighting cancer need better options – now.

Brain Tumors

The close collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of specialists ensures that patients receive the most effective brain tumor treatments known, including possible access to promising investigative therapies.
 

Breast Cancer

Our breast cancer program offers women the most advanced and compassionate care possible, including access to state-of-the-art technologies and therapies, some of which are not yet available at other medical centers.
 

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Highly experienced in diagnosing and treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is persistent in pursuing new research and therapies to improve outcomes for abnormalities of the digestive system, specifically the
 
 

 

Gynecological Cancers

From genetic diagnosis to the development of novel therapies for patients with advanced disease such as
 
 
our gynecologic oncology treatments feature a multidisciplinary approach to care.
 

Head and Neck Cancers

Our renowned multidisciplinary team of head and neck experts specializes in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors such as
 
 
while preserving vital structures and function.
 

Hematologic Cancers

City of Hope combines important research discoveries with superior clinical techniques to diagnose, evaluate and provide the most advanced treatments for acute and chronic 
 
 
We also lead in the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) as one of the world’s largest and most successful transplant centers with more than 11,000 transplants performed to date.
 

Hereditary Cancers Screening and Prevention

Some forms of cancer, including certain types of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colorectal cancer, may be inherited.
 
City of Hope Cancer Screening & Prevention Program sm provides genetic testing and counseling services to evaluate patients who may be at risk for hereditary cancers and suggest proactive strategies to prevent these cancers from developing.
 

Leukemia

Pioneers in advancing care for all forms of  leukemia, City of Hope is a leader in setting standards for treatment worldwide and in improving long-term outcomes for both children and adults.
 

Liver Cancer

Customized treatment programs using the latest technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and innovative chemotherapy delivery systems, are a hallmark of our multidisciplinary approach to liver cancer.
 

Lung Cancer

The most advanced diagnostic and radiation technologies available, access to our clinical trials program and the coordinated care of specialists combine to provide the best possible outcomes for lung cancer patients.
 

Lymphoma

Recognized internationally for our lymphoma research, City of Hope treats patients with the newest lymphoma treatments available, including therapies available only here.
 

Multiple Myeloma

From the use of novel therapies to the vigorous pursuit of stem cell transplantation, our treatments offer patients battling multiple myeloma greater hope than ever.
 

Musculoskeletal Tumors

A coordinated team of bone cancer experts deliver comprehensive treatments that integrate new and powerful anticancer drugs with strategies to spare patients’ limbs.
 

Myelodysplasia

City of Hope physicians and researchers continue to lead the way in improving diagnosis, treatments and outcomes in patients with  myelodysplasia.
 

Pediatric Cancers

Within a compassionate, family-centered environment, our pediatric cancer specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, developing treatment programs that strive to minimize hospitalization and design treatments for the best possible long-term survivorship.
 

Pituitary Tumors

An aggressive approach to treating pituitary tumors and helping patients achieve the most positive outcomes possible.
 

Prostate Cancer

We have performed more advanced robotic procedures for prostate cancer than any other facility on the West Coast. Our innovative treatment options and technologies can help patients recover faster, with fewer side effects.
 

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

We employ the latest research and investigative developments to improve treatment outcomes for  melanoma and all  skin cancer patients, from the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology to our expertise in molecular medicine.
 

Spine Tumors

City of Hope combines breakthrough investigative therapies, superior surgical techniques and the most advanced treatments to give patients with spine tumors some of the latest treatments available anywhere.
 

Urology and Urologic Cancers

Our researchers and clinicians are leading the way in developing innovative methods for preventing, detecting and treating urologic cancers such as
 
 

Women's Cancers

The City of Hope Women’s Cancers Program brings together physicians and researchers from across the institution who are committed to diagnosing, treating and preventing cancers of the 
 
 
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NEWS & UPDATES
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  • Liz Graef-Larcher’s first brain tumor was discovered by accident six years ago. The then-48-year-old with a long history of sinus problems and headaches had been sent for an MRI, and the scan found a lesion in her brain called a meningioma – a tumor that arises in the meninges, the layers of tissue that cover a...
  • The colon and rectum are parts of the body’s gastrointestinal system, also called the digestive tract. After food is digested in the stomach and nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine, the remaining material moves down into the lower large intestine (colon) where water and nutrients are absorbed. The low...
  • If there is one truism about hospital stays it is that patients want to get out. For many, however, the joy of being discharged is tempered by the unexpected challenges that recovery in a new setting may pose. Even with professional help, the quality of care and treatment that patients receive at City of Hope [...
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  • Ask any patient: Nurses are as pivotal in their care as doctors. They answer the call of a patient in the middle of the night, they hold the patient’s hand as he or she takes on yet another round of treatment and, in the best-case scenario, they wave goodbye as the patient leaves the hospital, […]
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  • Within three days in 2007, Stephanie Hosford, then 37, learned that she was pregnant with her long-awaited second child – and that she had triple-negative breast cancer. Soon afterward, Hosford discovered that she and her husband, Grant, had been approved to adopt a little girl from China.  After encountering m...