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San Antonio Hospital partners with City of Hope to expand local cancer care

Thursday’s grand opening of City of Hope-Upland heralds expanded access to high-quality cancer care and innovative experimental treatment to Claremont and the Inland Empire.

The new 25,000-square-foot cancer center offers medical oncology and infusion, radiation oncology and general oncologic surgery, as well as surgical subspecialties in breast, urology, gynecologic oncology and colorectal cancers.

In total, the facility houses nine cancer specialists, 25 exam rooms, two procedure rooms and 23 infusion chairs—including two in private rooms. Importantly, it also offers phase two and phase three clinical trials.

City of Hope, an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, is the anchor tenant of San Antonio Regional Hospital’s outpatient care center at 1100 San Bernardino Road in Upland.

“Our goal at City of Hope is to bring new, research-driven treatment options closer to home for people afflicted with cancer and their families,” said Harlan Levine, M.D., president of strategy and business ventures at City of Hope. “We want to ensure patients have access to the premier care they deserve, especially as the cancer landscape grows increasingly complex as physician-scientists continue to make great strides to find improved, targeted therapies and cures for cancer.”

“San Antonio’s new outpatient care center is a significant element of our multifaceted partnership with City of Hope,” commented John Chapman, chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer of San Antonio Regional Hospital.

“Linking City of Hope’s world-class cancer care and research with our 112-year tradition of providing high-quality patient care is creating a seamless continuum of care for cancer patients right here, close to home. If hospitalization is required, patients can conveniently access private accommodations on the Oncology Unit in our new Vineyard Tower, where certified oncology nurses are dedicated to providing exceptional care with compassion.”

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