A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient
When you refer a patient to City of Hope, you can do so with the utmost confidence that we are committed to providing the best care possible for your patient. We appreciate and thank you for considering City of Hope as part of your care team.
There are a number of options you can choose from to refer a patient:
  • Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with a patient referral specialist. After hours calls will be paged to the on-call physician.
  • Fax the patient face sheet to 626-301-8432
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. Thank you.
Patient Referral Tools

Physician Relations

City of Hope's Physician Relations team strives to continually address and assess the needs of our physician partners and their office staff. Please don't hesitate to call 800-826-HOPE (4673) for assistance with:
  • Speaking wity a City of Hope specialist
  • Obtaining information about our clinical specialists and services
  • Resolving any service-related issue
  • Updating your contact information
We look forwarding to hearing from you.

Continuing Medical Education

City of Hope's Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department provides top-quality CME opportunities to medical professional worldwide.
In 2011, the Accreditation Counctil for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) awared our CME program its second consecutive Accreditation with Commendation with Exemplary Compliance demonstrated in 22 essential elements. As a result, ACCME has characterized our CME program as having "...demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is part of a system of quality improvement." This designation places our program in the top 1 to 2 of CME providers in the nation.
For more information and/or to contact our CME Department, call 626-256-4673, ext. 65622.

Clinical Trials

City of Hope is dedicated to providing patients with the most up-to-date treatment options. At any given time, our researchers are conducting hundreds of clinical trials to test new treatments for cancer.
View a listing of our current clinical trials here.
For more information or questions about any of our clinical trials, call 626-256-4673, ext. 60076, or click here to email us.

Clinical Resources

Community Practice Sites
City of Hope's community practices extend the institution's reach to more patients by bringing premier care to local communities in Central and Northern Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. Click here for more information and to view a locations listing.
Treatments and Services
Click here for information about the state-of-the-art diagnositc capabilities and leading-edge treatment options available at City of Hope.
Physician Newsletter
Our Physician's Bulletin publication provides current information on innovative treatments, research, clinical programs, case studies, medical breakthroughs, educational programs and staff announcements.
View current and past issues
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Info for Referring Physicians
City of hope welcomes patient referrals from physicians throughout the world. City of Hope is located near northeast Los Angeles, in Duarte, California.

Our Programs and Treatments

City of Hope is a national leader in cancer treatment and prevention. Read more...

Our treatment facilities are located throughout our 100+ acre grounds in Duarte, California as well as in  Antelope Valley, South Pasadena, Santa Clarita and Palm Springs.
We welcome any and all general insurance questions. For all managed care inquiries, please contact the Managed Care Department directly by email at sdesbiens@coh.org or by calling 626-256-HOPE (4673), ext. 68650.

For inquiries regarding specific insurance benefits or medical coverage, please use the phone number on your insurance card or benefits book to call your managed care organization or insurance company directly.
Physician's Bulletin
City of Hope’s Physician’s Bulletin is a publication for healthcare professionals that provides news and information about current research activities and significant trends in cancer treatment options.
  • For breast cancer survivors, a common worry is a recurrence of their cancer. Currently, these patients are screened with regular mammograms, but there’s no way to tell who is more likely to have a recurrence and who is fully cleared of her cancer. A new blood test – reported in Cancer Research, a journal of the...
  • Metastasis — the spreading of cancer cells from a primary tumor site to other parts of the body — generally leads to poorer outcomes for patients, so oncologists and researchers are constantly seeking new ways to detect and thwart this malicious process. Now City of Hope researchers may have identified a substa...
  • Deodorant, plastic bottles, grilled foods, artificial sweeteners, soy products … Do any of these products really cause cancer? With so many cancer myths and urban legends out there, why not ask the experts? They can debunk cancer myths while sharing cancer facts that matter, such as risk factors, preventi...
  • Cancer risk varies by ethnicity, as does the risk of cancer-related death. But the size of those differences can be surprising, highlighting the health disparities that exist among various ethnic groups in the United States. Both cancer incidence and death rates for men are highest among African-Americans, acco...
  • George Winston, known worldwide for his impressionistic, genre-defying music, considers music to be his first language, and admits he often stumbles over words – especially when he attempts languages other than English. There’s one German phrase he’s determined to perfect, however: danke schön. Winston thinks h...
  • Few decisions are more important than those involving health care, and few decisions can have such lasting impact, not only on oneself but on relatives and loved ones. Those choices, especially, should be made in advance – carefully, deliberately, free of pain and stress, and with much weighing of values and pr...
  • Using a card game to make decisions about health care, especially as those decisions relate to the end of life, would seem to be a poor idea. It isn’t. The GoWish Game makes those overwhelming, but all-important decisions not just easy, but natural. On each card of the 36-card deck is listed what seriously ill,...
  • Young adults and adolescents with cancer face unique challenges both during their treatment and afterward. Not only are therapies for children and older adults not always appropriate for them, they also must come to terms with the disease and treatment’s impact on their relationships, finances, school or ...
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancer, among women in the United States. It’s also the second-leading cause of cancer death, behind lung cancer. In the past several years, various task force recommendations and studies have questioned the benefits of broad screening guidelines fo...
  • Paternal age and the health effects it has on potential offspring have been the focus of many studies, but few have examined the effect parental age has on the risk of adult-onset hormone-related cancers (breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer). A team of City of Hope researchers, lead by Yani Lu,...
  • Hormone therapy, which is prescribed to women for relief of menopausal symptoms such hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, has recently seen a decline in popularity (and use) due to its link to an increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer. But City of Hope researchers have found that menopausal h...
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms can’t be narrowed down to a single cancer, but they can be described by a defining characteristic: too many blood cells. The diseases bring with them a host of frustrating, potentially life-altering symptoms, and management of the diseases and their symptoms is crucial. An upcoming ...
  • More than 18,000 researchers, clinicians, advocates and other professionals will convene at the 105th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting taking place in San Diego from April 5 to 9. With more than 6,000 findings being presented over this five-day period, the amount of information can...
  • Cancer of the prostate is the No. 2 cancer killer of men, behind lung cancer, accounting for more than 29,000 deaths annually in this country. But because prostate cancer advances slowly, good prostate health and early detection can make all the difference. Many prostate cancer tumors don’t require immedi...
  • Despite advances made in detecting and treating nonsmall cell lung cancer, its prognosis remains grim. Even patients whose cancers are caught at their earliest stage have only a 50 percent chance of five-year survival. This poor prognosis is due in part to the cancer’s ability to resist treatment, renderi...