Newswise – LOS ANGELES – Keck Medicine of USC has expanded access to oncology services in Orange County with the opening of a new site in Newport Beach specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers and blood disorders.
The 33,000 square foot offices consist of an oncology clinic with 24 rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology and an infusion center with 32 spacious semi-private bays with beach views and room for visitors . It also includes two completely private bays for patients with longer infusions or cold caps, which are used to prevent hair loss during treatment.
The location offers an on-site laboratory as well as sterile compounding pharmacy services, which customize medications based on patient needs and enable coordinated, convenient, and personalized treatment.
The Newport Beach Clinic and Infusion Center is licensed by USC Norris Cancer Hospital, part of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated USC Norris as one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers nationwide, a select group of institutions providing leadership in cancer treatment, research, prevention, and education. .
“We pride ourselves on providing patients with the most effective and advanced cancer therapies available,” said Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine. “This new location triples our presence in Orange County and underscores our commitment to providing world-class cancer care.
Among the services provided, patients will have access to on-site testing, which offers rapid results on their tumor markers so that their healthcare teams can quickly design personalized treatment plans.
Additionally, the location will offer on-site genetic counseling, social work support to help patients navigate additional resources, and art therapy. Patients will also have access to telehealth appointments with a dietitian.
Patients in need of an infusion can easily have their lab work done on site just before their appointment. The pharmacy will then use the lab work to develop and customize their infusion treatments.
Keck Medicine is also expanding its Orange County clinical trial program to the Newport Beach site, further increasing patient access to potentially life-saving care.
Additionally, physicians at the Newport Beach Clinic regularly participate in tumor counseling at USC Norris and Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, ensuring that each patient receives thoughtful, multidisciplinary treatment plans.
The Newport Beach location was designed to address both the physical health and mental well-being of patients. To put patients at ease, the space is designed to feel airy, bright, and coastal with plenty of natural light, soothing nautical artwork, and unobstructed sight lines for staff to watch over patients.
“Dealing with cancer is stressful, and we want to create the best patient experience possible,” said Louis VanderMolen, MD, medical oncologist at Keck Medicine and professor of clinical medicine and vice chair of clinical oncology, County of D. ‘Orange, at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. “The comfort and peace of mind of our patients – and those of their loved ones – is an essential part of their treatment.”
The new offices are located at 330 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663.
For more information on the services and treatments offered, please visit the clinic’s website.
For more information about USC’s Keck Medicine, please visit news.KeckMedicine.org.