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Torrance Memorial to Open Cancer Center in December

Torrance Memorial, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, will open its 38,000-square-foot Donald and Priscilla Hunt Cancer Center in December, 18 months after breaking ground. In the new facility, specialists from Torrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai will treat more than 60 types of cancer and offer new and innovative clinical trials.

The center, named after the late Donald Hunt and his wife, Priscilla, consolidates cancer treatment services to one location, including its nurse navigators, cancer education, genetic counseling services, clinical research trials, infusion and chemotherapy therapies. It also offers a 32-station infusion center equipped with a multimedia info-tainment system and room for a supportive guest during treatment.

The affiliation between the two medical centers was first announced in May 2017 and became official Feb. 1, 2018. The affiliation provides new opportunities for coordination of care and resources between the two organizations, and joint programs to provide access to more people for needed medical services—as well as access to clinical trials and the latest developments in medical research.

Torrance Memorial includes the 470-bed Torrance Memorial Medical Center in addition to a multispecialty physician group (Torrance Memorial Physician Network), an independent physician association (Torrance Health IPA) and an Accountable Care Organization (Torrance Memorial Integrated Physicians), which collectively include more than 500 physicians. Torrance Memorial also has several outpatient centers located throughout the South Bay region.

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