The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
What Inspires You?
World-class cancer care shouldn’t just be for a privileged few.
It should belong to our whole community.
Offering the latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and clinical trials, The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment provides world-class care in a trusting and compassionate environment. A first of its kind in Orange County to offer preventive services, diagnostic screening and treatment for cancer in one convenient location.
Together, we’re advancing cancer care at St. Joseph Hospital.
150% of 2019 fundraising goal achieved with the help of neighbors like you
Intraoperative Radiation TherapyFirst introduced to Orange County by St. Joseph Hospital cancer physicians in 2010, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy provides a single dose of radiation immediately after lumpectomy procedures, reducing the need for weeks of daily radiation sessions. By upgrading this medical technology, we can continue offering this course of treatment, improving the quality of care for our cancer patients
Cancer NavigatorsHighly skilled and empathetic cancer navigators coordinate the many components of care and provide compassionate support.
Faster, More Powerful Cancer Treatment
A donation makes a difference. Here’s proof.
What It Means to be Blessed
In January 2019, Sylvia sat with Dr. Maurice to discuss her stage 1 lung cancer diagnosis. “He must have spent two hours with me after my exam,” she marvels. “He empowered me with the information I needed to get through this.” Dr. Maurice also helped Sylvia improve her overall health to prepare her body for surgery.
The Power of Gratitude
Katherine, plagued by complications from years of smoking, sought the expertise of thoracic surgeon Dr. Maurice to identify a nodule in her lungs. Katherine’s case marked a milestone for Providence St. Joseph Hospital as she was one of the first patients to benefit from the philanthropically funded Ion system.
Keeping the Faith
At age 97, Bernie was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer, which had spread throughout his body. During one of his first appointments, his oncologist Dr. Timothy Byun asked Bernie if he wanted to fight or let nature take its course. Bernie didn’t hesitate. “If there’s a chance, I want to fight this.”
A Light in The Darkness
Every day, thousands of patients, like Stephen Shirley, rely on Providence St. Joseph Hospital for another chance at life. However, Stephen was out of options. His stage 4 melanoma had spread, and he was looking at months, not years.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Now, more than ever, our community needs Providence St. Joseph Hospital and compassionate neighbors like you.
"Our donors' support enables us to continue to provide high-quality, compassionate care to thousands of people every day who entrust Providence St. Joseph Hospital with their care. The gifts they provide are changing lives right here in our community every single day."
— Amy Daugherty, Chief Philanthropy Officer
"Our donors' support enables us to continue to provide high-quality, compassionate care to thousands of people every day. The gifts they provide are changing lives right here in our community every single day."
Meet The Experts
Robert Ash, MD
Medical Director of Radiation Oncology – The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Kathy Berger, PT, MPT
Director of Cancer Services – The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Michele Carpenter, MD
Medical Director of Breast Cancer Program – The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Together, we can provide care that transforms lives, now and for years to come.