Breast Cancer

Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. While the disease can have a profound impact on the patient and her loved ones, it is also one that can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.  

City of Hope’s breast cancer program offers a uniquely patient-centered 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 in the future. We also focus on treating the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual issues that a breast cancer diagnosis can bring for the patient and loved ones.
 
As one of a handful of institutes to attain the elite designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute , City of Hope is acknowledged as a leader in the research and treatment of breast cancer. With our decades of experience, specialized therapy protocols and extensive program of clinical trials, newly diagnosed or relapsed patients can find a treatment regimen that is tailored to their needs and gives them the best chance for survival. U.S.News & World Report also named City of Hope as one of the top cancer hospitals in the country for the 11th year.
 
City of Hope’s breast cancer program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, genetic counselors, social workers and supportive care professionals. Together, they provide coordinated, compassionate care tailored to the individual patient.

Highlights of our treatment program include:
 
  • We are constantly developing and evaluating drug and hormone regimens, surgical procedures and radiation techniques that can more effectively target and treat breast cancer at multiple stages, from pre-malignant to metastatic disease.
  • A broad range of breast-preserving treatments, including skin- and nipple-sparing surgeries as well as plastic and reconstructive procedures; individually and combined, they can effectively treat breast cancer while minimizing impact to physical appearance.
  • State-of-the-art imaging methods and technologies that can rapidly and accurately diagnose breast cancers, which means patients can be treated more effectively with less delay.
  • Our cancer genetics program provides comprehensive consultations in cancer screening and prevention by assessing the breast cancer risk for individuals and families based on their genetic profiles.
  • 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.
 
In collaboration with other departments and cancer centers, City of Hope’s breast cancer program has an active portfolio of breast cancer clinical trials studying novel treatments, including trials of new surgery, radiation and chemotherapy regimens that are more effective against the disease and/or less harmful to the patient. Many of these promising therapies are only available to patients being treated at the City of Hope.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, find out more about becoming a patient or contact us at 800-826-HOPE.