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Valley News Group: Cedars-Sinai Opens Tarzana Medical Offices

Valley News Group, four community papers serving the San Fernando Valley, interviewed Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, at the Jan. 29 opening of the Cedars-Sinai flagship medical offices in Tarzana.

The event, at the 40,000-square-foot location at 18133 Ventura Blvd., featured tours of the new offices and remarks by Los Angeles City Council member Bob Blumenfield, Cedars-Sinai leadership and representatives from the West Valley Warner Center Chamber of Commerce.  

"We are the first to provide the Valley area with a full range of cancer services from an academic medical center," said Theodorescu, director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer. "We believe it’s important to make life less complicated for our cancer patients. By offering comprehensive care in a convenient location, we hope to accomplish that."

Many patients find it challenging, for example, to drive long distances for treatment. "Oftentimes, they are just too tired," Theodorescu added. “Our goal is to treat the whole patient. If we make facilities close, it benefits our patients who can get everything here in one stop.”

Multidisciplinary cancer care at the Tarzana location includes radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology and an infusion center. Diagnostic imaging is provided in partnership with radiology provider RadNet. The site also offers orthopaedics specialists from the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute; internal medicine will soon follow. The facility is a short drive from Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.

"We are proud and excited to be opening our flagship Valley medical office in Tarzana," Cedars-Sinai president and CEO Thomas M. Priselac said at the event. "We are ensuring that a community of expert physicians and caregivers is right here, ready to make a difference."

Click here to read the complete Valley News Group story, which begins on page 8. 

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