The best cancer care requires highly skilled and compassionate providers who understand the complexity of each patient’s needs. The Loma Linda University Cancer Center (LLUCC) serves as a portal to 11 teams that treat specific types of cancer. This ensures that every patient’s care is comprehensive and meets our mission to make man whole through healing the whole person—body, mind and spirit.
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Meet Our Team
Loma Linda University Cancer Center rests on the foundation of tightly knit medical teams, working together to ensure that each patient receives exceptional care from the first diagnosis to the last treatment. Oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, nurse practitioners, dietitians and researchers work as a cohesive unit, recognizing the inherent interconnectivity of the body and its requirements for healing. To learn more about the doctors and staff at LLUCC, click here.
The Loma Linda University Cancer Center was established in 1991 with the purpose of leading and coordinating cancer-related activities and services at Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center. LLUCC is responsible for the development and coordination of institution-wide, multi-specialty approaches for the cancer patient including:
- Early detection
- Optimal treatment and total care
- Clinical research
- Basic science research
The Loma Linda University Cancer Center serves as a resource for patients with cancer in the Inland Empire. The essence of the Cancer Center is integrated with cancer care by teams that specialize in specific areas and types of cancer treatment. These teams will eventually be housed in a single physical location, so patients only need to visit one facility to receive all of their cancer care.
First & Second Phases
The first phase of the new Loma Linda University Cancer Center was dedicated on February 15, 2008. After the formal dedication ceremony of the new medical oncology unit and infusion suite, more than 600 people toured the new state-of-the-art facility. The second phase was the development of the Biospecimen Laboratory and the completion of a dedicated Oncology unit. This unit should be completed in Summer 2009 and will allow the Cancer Center to add stem cell transplantation and treatment of acute leukemia to its list of complex cancer care services.
Future Phases Planned
The third phase consists of a symptom management clinic which is already functioning, and a patient resource center which is expected to be completed during 2010. Phase four will include the build-out of the remainder of the Schuman Pavilion and Chan Shun Pavilion. Completion of the Schuman Pavilion is scheduled for 2011 and completion of the Chan Shun Pavilion is slated for 2010. When this fourth phase is complete, all cancer physicians and researchers at Loma Linda will be co-located in the same physical space.
Complex Cancer Services
Besides comprehensive cancer care, the Loma Linda University Cancer Center also provides complex cancer services, including:
- Proton radiation treatment
- Robotic and other minimally invasive surgical procedures
- Complex surgical oncology
- Dedicated breast MRIs