We provide an integrated, interdisciplinary array of supportive care services and programs that address the many physical and emotional issues that can arise during and after treatment to help you navigate City of Hope and ensure access to the resources you need.
The partnership between City of Hope and The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation will support City of Hope’s efforts to expand patient access to its evidence-based supportive care medicine offerings across its cancer care system and to advocate for establishing supportive care as a standard best practice for cancer care in the United States.
Our goal is to expand access to our evidence-based supportive care offerings and advocate for a national standard of practice for cancer care.
Beyond providing a comprehensive range of supportive care services, the Department of Supportive Care Medicine also engages in research and training to continually improve and integrate supportive care at City of Hope and other health institutions nationwide.
Our Vision is to transform the health care system by maximizing compassionate expertise one professional at a time.
Richard T. Lee, M.D., is the medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope.
Sharon Baik, Ph.D., is an assistant professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Supportive Care Medicine. Her research interests focus on improving the health-related quality of life of cancer survivors, with a particular emphasis on medically underserved populations.
Heather Bitar, D.O., is an assistant clinical professor and a palliative medicine physician in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope.