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Physician Referral

When you refer your patient to City of Hope, you can do so with the utmost confidence that our staff will provide the best care possible for your patient.
 
As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope is a recognized leader in innovative discoveries and novel treatments that revolutionize the fields of cancer research as well as cancer prevention, detection and care. This means your patient will be treated in accordance to the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines and have access to promising new therapies.
 
How to Refer a Patient
 
You or your office may refer a patient through any of the below options:
 
  • Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with a patient referral specialist. After hours calls will be answered within one business day.
  • Fax a referral request letter with a patient face sheet to 626-301-8432.
  • Complete the online referral request form.
 
We will work with your patient to complete the registration process and to schedule an appointment at the patient's convenience.
 
You will be notified once the appointment is scheduled and we will continue to work with you and your office to coordinate care during and after the patient’s treatment at City of Hope.
 
Additional Resources:
 
 
For You, the Health Professional:
 
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) - City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to CME, sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through conferences, symposia, grand rounds, e-learning modules and other CME opportunities for medical professionals.
  • Physician Relations - City of Hope's Physician Relations team strives to continually address and assess the needs of our physician partners and their staff. For more information, contact physician relations manager Kim Proescholdt at 800-826-HOPE(4673).
  • PHYSICIANews - PHYSICIANews provides medical professionals with news and information about advances in cancer prevention, treatment, research, clinical trials and upcoming continuing medical education (CME) programs.
 

Refer a Patient

Physician Referral

When you refer your patient to City of Hope, you can do so with the utmost confidence that our staff will provide the best care possible for your patient.
 
As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope is a recognized leader in innovative discoveries and novel treatments that revolutionize the fields of cancer research as well as cancer prevention, detection and care. This means your patient will be treated in accordance to the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines and have access to promising new therapies.
 
How to Refer a Patient
 
You or your office may refer a patient through any of the below options:
 
  • Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with a patient referral specialist. After hours calls will be answered within one business day.
  • Fax a referral request letter with a patient face sheet to 626-301-8432.
  • Complete the online referral request form.
 
We will work with your patient to complete the registration process and to schedule an appointment at the patient's convenience.
 
You will be notified once the appointment is scheduled and we will continue to work with you and your office to coordinate care during and after the patient’s treatment at City of Hope.
 
Additional Resources:
 
 
For You, the Health Professional:
 
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) - City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to CME, sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through conferences, symposia, grand rounds, e-learning modules and other CME opportunities for medical professionals.
  • Physician Relations - City of Hope's Physician Relations team strives to continually address and assess the needs of our physician partners and their staff. For more information, contact physician relations manager Kim Proescholdt at 800-826-HOPE(4673).
  • PHYSICIANews - PHYSICIANews provides medical professionals with news and information about advances in cancer prevention, treatment, research, clinical trials and upcoming continuing medical education (CME) programs.
 
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  • City of Hope is extending the reach of its lifesaving mission well beyond U.S. borders. To that end, three distinguished City of Hope leaders visited China earlier this year to lay the foundation for the institution’s new International Medicine Program. The program is part of City of Hope’s strategi...
  • A hallmark of cancer is that it doesn’t always limit itself to a primary location. It spreads. Breast cancer and lung cancer in particular are prone to spread, or metastasize, to the brain. Often the brain metastasis isn’t discovered until years after the initial diagnosis, just when patients were beginning to ...
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  • Most women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. The reasons for this, according to a recent JAMA Surgery study, vary. Nearly half say they do not want any additional surgery, while nearly 34 percent say breast cancer reconstruction simply isn’t imp...
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  • First, the good news: HIV infections have dropped dramatically over the past 30 years. Doctors, researchers and health officials have made great strides in preventing and treating the disease, turning what was once a death sentence into, for some, a chronic condition. Now, the reality check: HIV is still a worl...
  • Screening for breast cancer has dramatically increased the number of cancers found before they cause symptoms – catching the disease when it is most treatable and curable. Mammograms, however, are not infallible. It’s important to conduct self-exams, and know the signs and symptoms that should be checked by a h...
  • Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old. He began chemotherapy and was in and out of the hospital for four months. After his fourth round of treatment, he received a bone marrow transplantation from an anonymous donor. Today, he’s cancer free.   In his previ...
  • In a single day, former professional triathlete Lisa Birk learned she couldn’t have children and that she had breast cancer. “Where do you go from there?” she asks. For Birk, who swims three miles, runs 10 miles and cycles every day, the answer  ultimately was a decision to take control of her cancer care. Afte...
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