City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, opens its visionary comprehensive cancer center in Orange County, California, creating a national model for delivering breakthrough research and pioneering treatments.
In opening the doors in Irvine to City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center, which is a department of City of Hope National Medical Center, a general acute care hospital, City of Hope is fulfilling a 2018 promise to invest more than $1 billion, fueled in part by philanthropic support, to develop and support a comprehensive cancer campus of the future in Orange County that will change the way cancer care is delivered.
Here, a team of some of the world’s most acclaimed physician-scientists — with expertise in lung, breast, gastrointestinal, gynecological, genitourinary, blood cancers and more — leads next-level cancer treatment and research.
“This extraordinary cadre of pre-eminent cancer physician-scientists changes the Orange County landscape,” said Edward S. Kim, M.D., M.B.A., physician-in-chief, City of Hope Orange County, and vice physician-in-chief, City of Hope National Medical Center. “Our physician roster comprises many of the best minds in the world for preventing, treating and curing cancer. With their highly specialized expertise, distinguished history of research breakthroughs and compassionate approach, this team will transform our ability to address cancer for generations.”
Distinguishing clinical services at City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center include:
- Highly specialized experts: Access to City of Hope’s 575 physicians and more than 1,000 researchers and scientists focused on cancer cures
- Clinical Research Unit: The epicenter for clinical investigational research that speeds the development of new drugs and interventions to the bedside, allowing patients to receive the latest treatments in cancer care
- Breakthrough treatments: Targeted immunotherapies, including CAR T cell therapy, as well as bone marrow transplants, robotic minimally invasive surgeries and magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiation oncology, which are demonstrating improved outcomes and better quality of life for patients in treatment.
- Leading-edge technology: The latest radiology, interventional radiology and radiation oncology equipment for screening, diagnosing and treating cancer, used by highly specialized physicians who raise the bar for scientific expertise and exceptional outcomes
- Integrative medicine: A trailblazing integrative medicine program combining the best of Western medicine and evidence-based complementary healing therapies, such as yoga, massage and meditation
- Cancer prevention and genomics: Genetic assessments, biomarker panels and environmental surveys that help people manage their cancer risk
- Precision medicine: Best-in-class genomic testing to profile a patient’s tumor and determine the treatment that will be most effective for their cancer
- Screening and diagnostic services: A suite of state-of-the-art imaging equipment, giving patients convenient access to mammography, colonoscopy, robotic bronchoscopy and other lifesaving services. Tests are read by leading cancer experts, providing a more accurate health assessment.
- Surgical oncology: An outpatient surgery department that offers comprehensive perioperative care, an endoscopy suite and operating rooms with robotic-assisted surgical capabilities.
- Nationally recognized supportive care program: Compassionate, personalized programs, including care navigation, survivorship programs, psychological and spiritual counseling, and pain management.
City of Hope physicians are available in Orange County for consultation, referral and second opinions. For more information about City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center and medical sites, call 888-333-HOPE.