An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lily Lau Lai, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Surgical Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
  • Colon cancers
  • Rectal cancers
  • Anal cancers
  • Breast cancers
Research Focus
  • Biomarkers in colon, breast and anal cancer
  • Cancer care delivery in underserved communities
  • Novel imaging devices and innovative surgical technology
Appointments
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery; Chair, Clinical Cancer Committee, Commission on Cancer Clinical Cancer Program; Director, Surgical Oncology Training Program
Contact
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-2435
Email: [email protected]
Other Languages Spoken
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Clinical Teams

“The patients give you so much ... in them, I can see that life is really precious.”
 
As a surgical oncologist, Lily Lai, M.D., F.A.C.S., earns high praise from both patients and peers.
 
The Harvard-educated Lai switched from Chinese art history to medicine in order to have a more direct, “hands-on” impact on people's lives.
 
Dr. Lai joined City of Hope in 1998, after medical training at University of California, San Diego.
 
Specializing in colorectal cancer, Dr. Lai makes a point of learning as much as possible about each patient's lifestyle and needs to ensure the best possible outcome.
 
“It’s a different discussion with every individual patient. I come up with a different answer depending on my interaction with them. And I think getting better at cancer care is being able to tell where a patient is in their life, what they value, what they need to do.”

Locations

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

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