The vision of making world-class and highly-specialized cancer care more accessible to the nation’s sixth most populous county is becoming a reality with City of Hope’s plans to invest $1 billion to develop a comprehensive cancer campus at FivePoint Gateway in Irvine.
City of Hope and FivePoint initially announced their collaboration to build a $200 million, 73,000-square-foot cancer center in FivePoint’s Great Park Neighborhoods. As planning progressed, FivePoint and City of Hope expanded their vision.
The campus that is now planned will include an approximately 190,000-square-foot building that will be a center of innovative cancer research and treatments.
The increased investment cuts City of Hope’s time to build the new campus by half, with the center expected to open its doors to serve Orange County and its 3 million-plus residents sooner than it had originally planned.
Plans also include what will be Orange County’s only specialty hospital adjacent to the research and treatment facility dedicated solely to treating and curing cancer.
In addition to treatment, diagnostic services, and research, the new campus will offer personalized support care. Services and resources such as palliative care (pain management) physicians, psychiatrists, social workers and other specialists will address physical and emotional issues that can arise during and after treatment