Our Approach
As a dedicated team of breast cancer experts, we focus on compassionate, patient-centered, leading-edge care to save the lives of women.

A breast cancer diagnosis is life-altering. The Breast Cancer Program at City of Hope offers a unique approach for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Our expert team of doctors and researchers are turning innovative laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies that can impact our patients today, and we focus on the patient as a whole, treating both the physical and emotional changes that a breast cancer diagnosis can bring, while also addressing the needs of partners and families.
 
Our multidisciplinary team of dedicated surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, genetic counselors, and social workers provides compassionate, individualized care combined with access to state-of-the-art technologies and treatments.

We tailor treatment according to the individual patient’s cancer characteristics.
 
  • We recognize that breast cancer is different for every patient, and that each woman needs her own personalized treatment plan. We tailor our treatments to the patient according to patient age, genetics, psychosocial, and spiritual needs.
     
  • Doctors in our Cancer Genetics Program provide comprehensive consultations in cancer screening and prevention by assessing the cancer risk for individuals and families and providing recommendations to prevent as well as detect breast cancer at its earliest and most curable stage.
     
  • We use state of-the-art imaging modalities for accurate and rapid diagnosis as well as surgical planning, which facilitates minimally invasive techniques for the optimal staging and treatment of breast cancers.
     
  • We offer the latest modalities of breast preservation, skin-sparing surgeries, minimally invasive robotic surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery to provide optimal cancer surgery while achieving excellent cosmetic outcome.
     
  • We are constantly evaluating new drugs designed to treat pre-malignant conditions, as well as novel compounds that target advanced metastatic disease. We also study super-foods that help prevent cancer for women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer.
     
  • We assess the needs of cancer patients and family members using biopsychosocial screening that addresses the biological, psychological (thoughts, emotions, and behaviors), and social factors that all play a significant role in the lives of women battling cancer.
     
  • All breast cancer patients and their families can participate in the Partners Clinic, a novel program unique to City of Hope that offers patients and their families an opportunity to grow closer as they solve problems together.
     
  • All breast cancer patients can participate in the Survivorship Program: Our care does not end after completion of treatment. Our doctors and researchers are working to develop resources to help improve the quality of life for survivors, and all patients are able to participate in ongoing long-term research related to their life after cancer.

Combining the power of collaboration with a dedication to compassion, we seek to save the lives of women.