Dr. Christine Glaser meeting with her patient

Resources for New Patients

City of Hope® locations in the Los Angeles area and across California offer patients access to expert cancer care closer to home. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may have questions about your treatment options and your next steps. Our nationally renowned team of cancer physicians are dedicated to helping each new patient understand his or her diagnosis and to tailoring a personalized and compassionate approach to your care from day one.

Your First Appointment With City of Hope

At your first appointment, you will meet with members of the City of Hope team to discuss your cancer diagnosis, your overall health and preferences, and what an effective treatment plan may look like.

Getting a Second Opinion

Making sure that your diagnosis is correct and understanding as much as possible about your cancer’s behaviors and characteristics help us create a course of care that incorporates the most appropriate therapies and treatment options for you.

Referring a Cancer Patient to City of Hope

Patients from across the United States and around the world travel to receive treatment at City of Hope in Duarte, California, and other locations in the Los Angeles area, thanks to our reputation for exceptional, innovative cancer care. Below are ways to refer a cancer patient to City of Hope.

By phone
By fax


Send us your referral request letter with a patient face sheet.

To refer an international patient

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