City of Hope's groundbreaking discoveries, innovative treatments and compassionate patient care makes us a leader in the fight to help patients here and around the world conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
For us, scientific excellence matters because people matter. Every clinical trial we conduct, promising treatment we pursue, and resource, service and comfort we provide stems from our primary mission to heal the whole person. That means caring for the emotional, spiritual, as well as physical, well-being of our patients and their families.
As a Comprehensive Cancer Center – the highest designation given by the National Cancer Institute – we are widely regarded as a leader in cancer prevention, treatment and education.
A national leader in cancer treatment and prevention, City of Hope is steadfast in its drive to offer more positive outcomes to patients everywhere. Our research innovations become advances in patient care rapidly, because people fighting cancer need better options now.
|Multidisciplinary Teams||Weekly multidisciplinary team case conferences with the following disciplines: supportive care, hematology, medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, pathology, pediatrics|
From prevention to screening to treatment to rehabilitation, City of Hope cares for patients with expertise in numerous diseases and an array of world-class technologies and services.
|Referring Physician Line||800.826.HOPE|
|Location||Duarte, CA (Los Angeles)|
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology
Geri & Richard Brawerman Ambulatory Care Center
Rita Cooper Finkel and J. William Finkel Women's Health Center
A recognized leader in apheresis, donor matching and marrow transplants, City of Hope's Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center is one of the largest hospital-based donor centers in the country. Here, in a safe and caring environment, families, friends and generous members of the community donate blood and platelets – 25,000 units of which our patients rely on each year.
|Travel Assistance||Assistance with patient travel to City of Hope is available through our social work office. Contact 626.256.HOPE (4673), ext. 62282 for more information. Transportation may be available on a case-by-case basis.|
In keeping with our mission to care for the whole person – physically and emotionally – City of Hope is one of the few cancer centers in the country to offer patients and their caregivers temporary, on-site housing in a comfortable, home-like setting.
Service and Amenities
Transplant patients staying in the Hope & Parson's Village also have access to all of the facilities available on campus.
The close collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of specialists ensures that patients receive the most effective treatments known, including possible access to promising investigative therapies.
Our breast cancer program offers women the most advanced and compassionate care possible, including access to state-of-the-art technologies and therapies, such as intraoperative radiation therapy, breast-conserving surgery and advanced plastic and reconstruction techniques.
Highly experienced in diagnosing and treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is persistent in pursuing new research and therapies to improve outcomes for abnormalities of the digestive system, specifically the colon, rectum, esophagus, stomach, carcinoid, biliary tract, pancreas, small intestines and gallbladder.
From genetic diagnosis to the development of novel therapies for patients with advanced disease such as ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer, our gynecologic oncology treatments feature a multidisciplinary approach to care.
Head and Neck Cancers
Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function. We offer transoral robotic surgery, ultra-sophisticated radiotherapy techniques, such as Helical TomoTherapy, employ the latest chemotherapy protocols and devise promising experimental therapies through our drug development research programs. These combined attributes allow us to provide powerful therapeutic options to patients fighting salivary gland cancers.
Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
City of Hope leads the field of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation as one of the world's largest and most successful transplant centers with more than 9,000 transplants performed to date.
Pioneers in advancing care for all forms of leukemia, City of Hope is a leader in setting standards for treatment worldwide and in improving long-term outcomes for both children and adults.
Customized treatment programs using the latest technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and innovative chemotherapy delivery systems, are a hallmark of our multidisciplinary approach to liver cancer.
The most advanced diagnostic and radiation technologies available, access to our clinical trials program and the coordinated care of specialists combine to provide the best possible outcomes for lung cancer patients.
Recognized internationally for our contributions to the understanding of lymphoma, we treat patients with the newest treatments available, including therapies available only here.
From the use of novel therapies to the vigorous pursuit of stem cell transplantation, our treatments offer patients battling multiple myeloma greater hope than ever.
A coordinated team of experts delivers comprehensive treatments that integrate new and powerful anticancer drugs with strategies to spare patients' limbs.
Within a compassionate, family-centered environment, our pediatric specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, developing treatment programs that strive to minimize hospitalization and design treatments for the best possible long-term survivorship.
We have performed more advanced robotic procedures for prostate cancer than any other facility on the West Coast. Our innovative treatment options and technologies can help patients recover faster, with fewer side effects.
We employ the latest research and investigative developments to improve treatment outcomes for melanoma and all skin cancer patients, from the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology to our expertise in molecular medicine.
City of Hope combines breakthrough investigative therapies, superior surgical techniques and the most advanced treatments to give patients with spine tumors some of the latest treatments available anywhere.
Urology and Urologic Cancers
Our researchers and clinicians are leading the way in developing innovative methods for preventing, detecting and treating genitourinary cancers such as prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular.
Our reputation for scientific excellence – for fundamentally advancing the world's understanding of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases – stems from our determination to aggressively pursue lines of inquiry outside traditional paradigms.
As an independent biomedical, treatment and education center, we have the infrastructure and collaborative energy to move from bold, innovative concept to powerful new treatment swiftly. We conduct more clinical trials than most cancer centers and are a national leader in translational research, where ideas continuously flow between investigators and clinicians.
Many of our breakthroughs have transformed the landscape of modern medicine. We helped launch the biotech industry with the development of technologies that led to the first synthetic human insulin and human growth hormone. Our research also made possible the widely used cancer fighting drugs, Herceptin, Rituxan and Avastin.
Discoveries happen at City of Hope because we foster an environment that supports intellectual creativity and freedom – the kind of thinking that enables us to redefine the future of medicine.
With an urgency driven as much by compassion as intellectual curiosity, City of Hope has pioneered some of the most important scientific advances of the past century.
For more information on research programs at City of Hope, please visit www.cityofhope.org/research.
City of Hope's individualized survivorship care plans empower survivors with knowledge about their cancer diagnosis and treatment, address the chronic effects of cancer and its therapy (e.g., pain, fatigue, premature menopause, depression/anxiety), provide monitoring recommendations to allow for early identification of treatment-related issues (e.g., osteoporosis, heart disease, second malignancies) and promote health-protective behaviors.
The overall goal of the Center for Cancer Survivorship is to provide specialized long-term follow-up care for cancer survivors and, in the process, develop a critical resource of research in cancer survivorship. The Center for Cancer Survivorship provides unique, comprehensive follow-up care for cancer survivors in a clinical research setting.
The center supports the following activities:
Research: The Center for Cancer Survivorship provides unique opportunities for collaborative clinical research across populations of survivors. Although research in childhood cancer survivors provides much insight into the health-related outcomes after cancer, very little information is available regarding the health and well-being of survivors of adult cancer. Multidisciplinary clinics for all cancer survivors, using a standardized follow-up protocol, establishes an invaluable resource (by creating an extensive database) that will further the knowledge in cancer survivorship.
The primary objective of the Center for Cancer Survivorship is providing care to cancer survivors across the entire age spectrum and treated with all modalities (conventional chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and hematopoietic cell transplantation) to facilitate evaluation of health outcomes in this previously understudied patient population. This enhances our understanding of the chronic health conditions faced by this population and provides assistance in tailoring the follow-up needs of those at risk of these complications. The ultimate goal of the center is to improve the overall quality of life for the survivors.
To help you understand your cancer risk, City of Hope offers comprehensive assessments that focus on family history and genetics, along with environmental and lifestyle factors. These City of Hope cancer screening and prevention programs can be accessed online at http://www.cityofhope.org/cancer-screen-and-prevention-hereditary-cancers.
With support and compassion, everyone can achieve a feeling of wholeness, even while confronting a life-threatening illness. That belief underlies and motivates every element of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center. The following services are available to patients and their families. For more information about the below programs, please visit http://www.cityofhope.org/biller-center or call 626.256.4673 ext 3CARE (32273).
Patient Web sites
With a few clicks of the mouse and strokes of a computer keyboard, City of Hope patients and their families can keep friends up to date with their progress. Patients can create their own CarePages free of charge. Patients and members of their support network can use CarePages to upload photos, write blogs and communicate on message boards.
We believe that education is critical to improving the health and well-being of our patients and the public at large. Through seminars, literature and more, our community outreach helps people make better decisions about their health. City of Hope's free Ask the Experts series features our leading scientists and physicians as they discuss a wide range of health topics throughout the year. Go to www.cityofhope.org/asktheexperts, for a listing of upcoming events.
|Cooperative Group Membership List||
SWOG – Southwest Oncology Group
RTOG – Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
NSABP – National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
CTEP – Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
CALGB – Cancer and Leukemia Group B
ACOSOG – American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
ECOG – Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
CCCG – Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
CTN – Clinical Trials Network
|Activities in Cooperative Group||Participation in clinical trials.|
|Average Number of Adult Clinical Trials||250|