Hoag Becomes First Hospital on West Coast to Offer Revolutionary 3D Photographic Imaging Technology to Detect and Prevent Skin Cancer and Melanoma

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 30, 2023) – Hoag is the first hospital on the West Coast to offer high-risk skin cancer patients access to the VECTRA WB360, the world’s first whole-body 3D photographic imaging system, as part of its comprehensive Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program. With melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer rates that exceed the … Read More
Published On: May 30, 2023

Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center Reopens After Renovations

Image Courtesy: Daily Pilot Monday was the first time that Melinda Hoag Smith saw the completed renovation of the cancer center that bears her family name with all its bells and whistles. Hoag Smith said she’d seen sections of it as work was underway over the last two years, but hadn’t yet had a chance … Read More
Published On: February 28, 2023

Hoag Hospital Opens its Remodeled $28 million Cancer Center

Wanda McCargar was all smiles on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as she looked across the newly remodeled second-floor infusion center at the Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center in Newport Beach. Diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer nearly two years ago, infusion rooms are where McCargar has spent a good chunk of her time. On Tuesday, Hoag … Read More
Published On: February 22, 2023

Hoag Unveils Newly Expanded Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (February 22, 2023) – Hoag Family Cancer Institute this week unveiled the newly expanded Patty & George Hoag Cancer Center in Newport Beach. As Orange County’s top choice for cancer care*, the completion of this major reinvestment in its facilities and treatment technologies sets the stage for expanded cancer research and world-class … Read More
Published On: February 22, 2023

Hoag First in Southern California to Launch Phase I Clinical Trial to Treat Recurrent Neuroendocrine Cancer

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (January 12, 2023) – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian recently became the first hospital in Southern California and one of only a handful of hospitals in the world to provide patients with access to a clinical trial that is poised to change the face of cancer treatment. Hoag launched a phase 1 clinical … Read More
Published On: January 12, 2023

Clinical Challenges: Treating Breast Cancer in the ‘Very Old’

Should a woman with breast cancer undergo aggressive treatment if she’s age 85, 90, or even older? Specialists say the answer may be yes, depending on the patient’s health status and personal wishes. “If she’s a well person, there’s no reason to hold back treating her cancer,” said Heather Macdonald, MD, medical director of the … Read More
Published On: January 9, 2023

Late-Stage Melanoma: Experimental Drug Combo Puts 50% of Patients Into Remission

Melanoma is a kind of skin cancer. While it has a 99% survival rate in its early stages, stage IV melanoma — when cancer has spread to organs such as the lungs — has a survival rate of 30%. Drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have improved the outlook for many people with melanoma. ICIs prevent … Read More
Published On: January 3, 2023

Hoag Launches Phase 1 Study That May Change the Face of Cancer Treatment

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, will be the first in Southern California (and only one of a handful of trial sites worldwide) to launch a Phase 1 clinical trial to test the efficacy of a new cancer treatment that may change the face of cancer treatment. Led by Dr. Gary … Read More
Published On: December 20, 2022