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Daily Breeze: Torrance Memorial’s New Cancer Treatment Center

The Daily Breeze recently wrote abpity Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, and its new 38,000-square-foot cancer center that will open for patients in December.

The Donald and Priscilla Hunt Cancer Center, a collaboration with Cedars-Sinai, will provide patients with access to subspecialists who treat more than 60 types of common, rare and complex cancers. As part of the center’s mission to develop and deliver the best cancer care possible, patients also will be able to participate in a wide variety of clinical trials to test new medications and therapies.

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai, said the new cancer center will help offer state-of-the-art cancer care to patients throughout Southern California.

“Torrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai will share expertise, innovations and resources to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes and offer them the opportunity to participate in clinical trials,” Theodorescu told the Daily Breeze.

The Daily Breeze reported that the cancer center’s namesakes are Manhattan Beach resident Priscilla Hunt and her late husband, Donald Hunt. The Hunts have donated about $34 million to Torrance Memorial over the years.

Each of the infusion area's 32 stations will give patients access to a multimedia entertainment system as well as provide space for a supportive friend or family member while the patient receives their therapy. The new facility also will offer an expanded number of clinical trials. For convenience and privacy, the cancer center building is equipped with an underground parking garage for patients. 

Read the complete story here.

Read more on the Cedars-Sinai blog: Photographing the Path Through Cancer