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Specialized Treatment and Services
City of Hope is a new model of cancer treatment center. Here, medical research and clinical care are integrated, speeding the application of scientific discoveries into better, more effective patient cancer treatments. As a Comprehensive Cancer Center – the highest designation given by the National Cancer Institute – we are widely regarded as a leader in cancer prevention, treatment and education.

Anesthesiology

Our team is at the forefront of delivering innovative anesthesia care for the unique surgical procedures performed at City of Hope.
 

Diabetes and Endocrinology

As one of only 14 institutions in the United States to be designated an islet cell transplant center by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, City of Hope stands at the forefront of progressive therapies and procedures to effectively treat diabetes and other endocrine-related disorders.
 

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

City of Hope leads 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.
 

Histocompatibility Laboratory

The Histocompatibility Laboratory at City of Hope provides the highest standard of human leukocyte antigen typing services on a contract basis, as well as for City of Hope’s Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.
 

Interventional Radiology

As part of a multidisciplinary team approach in the treatment of cancer and cancer related disorders, interventional oncology is the fourth arm of cancer therapies, including medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology.
 

Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research

The Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research focuses on the treatment and prevention of solid tumor malignancies.
 

Pathology

The Department of Pathology at City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its diagnostic excellence. Laboratories lead by renowned investigators and equipped with highly sophisticated technologies enable us to provide physicians and their patients with accurate diagnoses of even the most elusive diseases.
 

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology is one of the three main oncology specialties involved in the successful treatment of cancer.
 

Rehabilitation

Treatments for cancer and other diseases can sometimes have long-term effects for cancer survivors.  At City of Hope, we seek to heal the whole person through rehabilitative therapies that help restore independence, enhance day-to-day functioning and assist with adjustments to any temporary or permanent physical changes.
 

Screening Services

Screenings are among the best defenses against cancer, providing opportunities for individuals and their physicians to develop plans to help prevent cancer (link to cancer page) or detect it at its earliest and most curable stages.
 
To help you understand your cancer risk, City of Hope offers comprehensive assessments that focus on family history and genetics, along with environmental and lifestyle factors.
 

Surgery

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care for our patients in an environment where research and compassionate care thrive. The department is at the forefront of surgical advances and specializes in the latest  minimally-invasive and laparoscopic procedures, and is a world-leader in robotic-assisted techniques.
 

Our Specialized Treatments and Services

Specialized Treatment and Services
City of Hope is a new model of cancer treatment center. Here, medical research and clinical care are integrated, speeding the application of scientific discoveries into better, more effective patient cancer treatments. As a Comprehensive Cancer Center – the highest designation given by the National Cancer Institute – we are widely regarded as a leader in cancer prevention, treatment and education.

Anesthesiology

Our team is at the forefront of delivering innovative anesthesia care for the unique surgical procedures performed at City of Hope.
 

Diabetes and Endocrinology

As one of only 14 institutions in the United States to be designated an islet cell transplant center by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, City of Hope stands at the forefront of progressive therapies and procedures to effectively treat diabetes and other endocrine-related disorders.
 

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

City of Hope leads 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.
 

Histocompatibility Laboratory

The Histocompatibility Laboratory at City of Hope provides the highest standard of human leukocyte antigen typing services on a contract basis, as well as for City of Hope’s Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.
 

Interventional Radiology

As part of a multidisciplinary team approach in the treatment of cancer and cancer related disorders, interventional oncology is the fourth arm of cancer therapies, including medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology.
 

Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research

The Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research focuses on the treatment and prevention of solid tumor malignancies.
 

Pathology

The Department of Pathology at City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its diagnostic excellence. Laboratories lead by renowned investigators and equipped with highly sophisticated technologies enable us to provide physicians and their patients with accurate diagnoses of even the most elusive diseases.
 

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology is one of the three main oncology specialties involved in the successful treatment of cancer.
 

Rehabilitation

Treatments for cancer and other diseases can sometimes have long-term effects for cancer survivors.  At City of Hope, we seek to heal the whole person through rehabilitative therapies that help restore independence, enhance day-to-day functioning and assist with adjustments to any temporary or permanent physical changes.
 

Screening Services

Screenings are among the best defenses against cancer, providing opportunities for individuals and their physicians to develop plans to help prevent cancer (link to cancer page) or detect it at its earliest and most curable stages.
 
To help you understand your cancer risk, City of Hope offers comprehensive assessments that focus on family history and genetics, along with environmental and lifestyle factors.
 

Surgery

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care for our patients in an environment where research and compassionate care thrive. The department is at the forefront of surgical advances and specializes in the latest  minimally-invasive and laparoscopic procedures, and is a world-leader in robotic-assisted techniques.
 
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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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