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Los Angeles-Area Cancer Care

One of the nation’s largest and most reputable cancer research and treatment organizations, City of Hope® is delivering personalized, comprehensive, compassionate cancer care and accelerating breakthrough research and innovation that’s impacting millions of lives around the globe. And our Los Angeles-area locations are at the heart of the world-class, whole-person care and renowned research we practice, every day.

Whether you’re looking for a second opinion or a comprehensive evaluation for a new diagnosis, you can find the leading-edge, expert care you need, right here in Los Angeles. With an independent National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center at our core, City of Hope achieves five- and 10-year survival rates that lead the nation across cancer types. So you can have comfort in trusting your care with experts known for delivering results.

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Your Neighborhood NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Our National Cancer Center, situated on 100+ acres in the city of Duarte, northeast of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, is home to 1,000 scientists, 500 physicians and 10,000 employees, working side by side to bridge innovative science with compassionate patient care. With the highest designation offered by the NCI and as a founding member of the National Cancer Care Network, City of Hope is your trusted choice for leading-edge, personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Other Los Angeles-Area Locations

 

Committed to delivering world-class cancer care that’s both personalized and convenient to Los Angeles-area patients, City of Hope has built a broad network of more than 30 outpatient centers and other clinical network locations throughout Southern California. Each location offers a range of specialized cancer care services in a convenient setting close to home.

The Right Lung Cancer Treatment at the Right Time

A former City of Hope nursing student turned to City of Hope experts for breakthrough lung cancer treatment 40 years later. Diagnosed with stage 2B nonsmall cell lung cancer, Cece Nudelman underwent genetic counseling and testing that revealed high-risk mutations in tumor cells. The results guided her towards a treatment plan including a newly available immunotherapy, atezolizumab. Now 68, Nudelman is in remission. 

Cancer Second Opinions

One of the most important decisions you’ll make on your cancer journey is who to trust with your care. Many patients make that final decision after seeking a second opinion on their diagnosis and treatment plan. At City of Hope — world leaders in the research, treatment and prevention of cancer — we understand that you need accurate answers, quickly.

That’s why, when you seek a second opinion at one of our Los Angeles locations close to home, our cancer experts work to perform the comprehensive evaluation you need, with the urgency you deserve. When you make a second opinion appointment with us, you’ll get results you can trust, delivered by a team of specialists who will collaborate on treatment recommendations personalized to your individual diagnosis, needs and preferences.

Our goal: to provide an individualized treatment plan that gives you confidence in the road ahead and allows you to get back to your life as quickly as possible.

Refer a Cancer Patient

As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope is a recognized leader in innovative discoveries and novel treatments that continue to revolutionize the field of cancer research, prevention, detection and care. That means your patient will have access to leading-edge diagnostics and treatments — some of which may not be available elsewhere.

When you a refer a patient to City of Hope, we build customized plans around your patient, including proactive recommendations, and ensure that, as a referring physician, you stay well informed for seamless continuity of care.

Cancers We Treat

City of Hope consistently achieves survival rates that lead the nation across cancer types. Our research innovations have led to advances that are being used to treat patients around the globe, benefitting more than 100 million people.

Known for our expertise in treating all stages and types of cancer, from early-stage to rare and complex disease, has been repeatedly ranked U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals for cancer, with one of the world’s largest and most successful bone marrow transplant programs and recognition for the treatment of a wide variety of disease types. That’s why our Los Angeles-area care team has become a destination for the treatment of many cancer types, including:

Cancer Clinical Trials

Clinical studies evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new approaches to treating cancer, either with new drug development, new technologies or by using existing treatments in new ways. New treatments often take years of study before they win regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While the trials take their course, they often offer participating patients new options that may otherwise be unavailable to them, especially after exhausting conventional cancer treatments.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope has built an exceptional reputation in clinical care and research, with nearly 1,000 clinical trials conducted each year and a tradition of scientific impact – from the Beckman Research Institute’s discoveries on monoclonal antibodies, RNA and CAR T cell therapy to Translational Genomics Research (TGen) scientists’ development of the leading comprehensive genomic profiling test used for precision medicine today. And with not one but three on-site, certified “good manufacturing practice facilities” that allow us to manufacture cellular therapy product such as CAR T cells, we can deliver breakthroughs from lab to patient with lifesaving speed.

Groundbreaking research isn’t just our legacy, it’s an enduring mission that drives us every day toward a singular goal: to bring tomorrow’s cures to every patient who needs them, when and where they need them.

Community Benefits

City of Hope is committed to reducing health disparities and improving the health of our communities by addressing the root causes of cancer and other diseases and prioritizing community benefits. Our comprehensive Community Benefit Implementation Strategy focuses on vulnerable populations, fostering employee collaboration and creating pathways for health and healing.

What to Expect at City of Hope

At City of Hope, we understand how critical the decision-making process is when facing a cancer diagnosis — and the anxiety that often comes with it. That’s why we strive to make becoming a patient as easy and stress-free as possible — from your first call and first evaluation to your diagnosis, comprehensive treatment regimen and post-treatment survivorship plan. And beyond. We’re here for you, every step of the way.

Tina Wang, R.N., Lymphoma Cancer Fighter
My journey with cancer helps me help my patients know they’re not alone, even though they usually never know I’ve had cancer myself.”
Tina Wang, R.N.
Lymphoma Cancer Fighter

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