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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 5 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 5 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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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 sees patients at all points in their care, from diagnosis, to treatment, through survivorship.
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NEWS & UPDATES
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  • On Jan. 1, 2015, five City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome the new year with their loved ones atop City of Hope’s Tournament of Roses Parade float. The theme of the float is “Made Possible by HOPE.” The theme of the parade is “Inspiring Stories.” Her...
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  • Hematologist Robert Chen, M.D., is boosting scientific discovery at City of Hope and, by extension, across the nation. Just ask the National Cancer Institute. The institution recently awarded Chen the much-sought-after Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award for boosting scientific discovery at City of Hope...
  • Great strides have been made in treating cancer – including lung cancer – but by the time people show symptoms of the disease, the cancer has usually advanced. That’s because, at early stages, lung cancer has no symptoms. Only recently has lung cancer screening become an option. (Read more about the risks...
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  • Cancer is a couple’s disease. It affects not just the person diagnosed, but his or her partner as well. It also affects the ability of both people to communicate effectively. The Couples Coping with Cancer Together program at City of Hope teaches couples how to communicate and solve problems as a unit. He...
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  • In February 2003, when she was only 16 months old, Maya Gallardo was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and, to make matters much worse, pneumonia. The pneumonia complicated what was already destined to be grueling treatment regimen. To assess the extent of her illness, Maya had to endure a spinal ...
  • Former smokers age 55 to 74 who rely on Medicare for health care services have just received a long-hoped-for announcement. Under a proposed decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, they’ll now have access to lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan. The proposed decision, announ...
  • City of Hope has a longstanding commitment to combating diabetes, a leading national and global health threat. Already, it’s scored some successes, from research that led to the development of synthetic human insulin – still used by millions of patients – to potentially lifesaving islet cell transplants. Diabet...
  • Dee Hunt never smoked. Neither did her five sisters and brothers. They didn’t have exposure to radon or asbestos, either. That didn’t prevent every one of them from being diagnosed with lung cancer. Their parents were smokers, but they’d all left home more than 30 years before any of them were diagn...
  • They may not talk about it, but women with cancers in the pelvic region, such as cervical cancer, bladder cancer and uterine cancer, often have problems controlling their urine, bowel or flatus. Although they may feel isolated, they’re far from alone. Many other women have such problems, too. In fact, nea...
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