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Dr. Jai Joshi is a Chosen CME Speaker for Carondelet Health Network’s David Saltzman Continuing Medical Education Series on October 10, 2018.

21 Sep

Jai-JoshiDr. Jai Joshi is a chosen speaker for Carondelet Health Network’s David Saltzman Continuing Medical Education Series on October 10, 2018 from 12 p.m. -1 p.m.. His topic is “Breast Cancer Update”.

The lecture series is located at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona and is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12 p.m. -1:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room

Carondelet Health Network is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

 Please Click Here for More Information on the Series. 

For more information about Dr. Jai Joshi, please click here.

 

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation in Downey Celebrates Five Years of Service

24 Jul

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation celebrates five years of service to Southern California communities.

Since its launch on August 16, 2007, the Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has grown to having nine offices in two counties, Orange and LA.  Their twelve physicians have privileges in over 60 hospitals in the Southern California region.

Founded by Dr. Richy Agajanian, the Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is dedicated to excelling in cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and education through their exceptional team of nurse practitioners, chemotherapy nurses, medical assistants, office personnel, and physicians who are triple board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine.

The Oncology Institute provides extensive services including state-of-the-art infusion centers, chemotherapy educational sessions, in-house support groups, dietary and nutritional counseling, nutraceuticals, in-house pharmacy, financial counseling, clinical trials, comprehensive lab testing, and end of life counseling.  They also offer supportive programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges brought on by cancer.

Celebrated for its excellence in customer service and compassion, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation was award in 2010 with the HOPE Award for Practice Excellence in Patient Care.

In honor for their hard work and dedication to the practice, members of the staff and their families have been invited to a celebratory picnic on August 25th, 2012.

Oncologist Eric Cheung, D.O. Talks About Breast Cancer in Lakewood, CA

28 Sep

Dr. Eric Cheung is one of the top oncologists in Los Angeles area. He operates out of the Lakewood office of The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation.

A highly caring and devoted physician, Dr. Cheung is fellowship-trained in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Institute.  Dr. Cheung earned his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Cheung received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, during which time he received the honor of training at Oxford University. After medical school, he completed both his internal medicine training and Hematology-Oncology training at the University of Southern California where he served as Chief of his fellowship program.

While Dr. Cheung is trained in all cancers and blood disorders, he is considered an expert in the fields of Prostate cancer and platelet disorders, as attested by his numerous publications in both fields.

Dr. Cheung seeks to educate and empower his patients. He is dedicated to the comprehensive well-being of his patients and to the quality of their lives.

Dr. Cheung is fluent in Spanish.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Cheung doesn’t just treat disease, he treats people. He understands that every patient has unique needs and he meets them with constant doses of personal attention.  Dr. Cheung resides in the community and enjoys spending quality time with his wife and family.

Oncologist Rehana S. Baqai, M.D. Serving La Mirada Community

21 Sep
Oncologist Rehana S. Baqai, M.D.

Rehana S. Baqai, M.D.

Dr. Rehana S. Baqai is one of the top oncology specialists in Los Angeles. She sees her patients at the La Mirada office of The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation.

A highly compassionate and dedicated doctor, Dr. Baqai is certified by the American Board of Medical Oncology. Fellowship-trained in Oncology at University of California, Irvine, Dr. Baqai earned her medical degree from the Fatima Jinnah Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Baqai has completed her residency through the Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliated Residency Program of Hahnemann University at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Dr. Baqai strives to make a difference in the life of every patient she treats. Dr. Baqai is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Orange County Medical Association

Patient Care Philosophy

“It’s a passion, not only a profession,” says Dr. Baqai regarding the practice of Medicine. Dr. Baqai takes a deeply empathetic approach with each patient to better understand his or her needs during an extremely difficult time. Educating the patients about their illness is a top priority for Dr. Baqai as it enables the patient to make appropriate decisions about their treatment.Every patient is treated as a whole, taking into account all aspects including physical, emotional and psychological aspects. Dr. Baqai is an excellent listener who ensures that every patient is heard and treated with utmost respect. She takes pride in every connection and relationship that she’s able to establish with the people she serves. In addition to being committed to serving her patients, Dr. Baqai is a dedicated wife and mother of 2 beautiful children.

About The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is a premier cancer treatment center in Los Angeles. Offering programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life, comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person’s unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families. Dedicated to excel in cancer prevention, diagnosis and education through our exceptional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has 8 Southern California locations in the cities of Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, Montebello Whittier, Anaheim, La Mirada and Glendale. For more information please visit www.theoncologyinstitute.com.

Oncologist Daniel J. Kim, M.D. Serving Korean and Japanese Communities of Orange County

12 Sep
Oncologist Daniel Kim, M.D.

Daniel J. Kim, M.D.

Dr. Kim is one of the top Oncology specialists in Orange County. Dr. Kim operates out of the Anaheim office of The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation located at 1184 N. Euclid St. Anaheim, CA 92801.

Dr. Kim grew up in Japan in a Korean household, but most of his life was spent in the Los Angeles area.

He earned his undergraduate degree with high honors in Molecular Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley.  He then earned two masters degrees, one from Biola University in cultural anthropology, and another from Dartmouth College in epidemiology and biostatistics.  His medical degree was earned from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  This was followed by an internal medicine residency at UCLA – Olive View Medical Center where he was recognized as the most humanistic intern, the most outstanding intern, and the most outstanding resident for two years in a row.  He also served as the chief resident of his internal medicine residency, during which he held simultaneous appointment as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  He then trained in hematology and medical oncology at UCLA – Olive View and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers, where he was recognized as the most outstanding fellow for two years in a row.  During his fellowship, his focus of research was on gastrointestinal malignancies, especially in gastric cancer involving young patients.

Dr. Kim has presented on the topic of multiple myeloma at a national meeting for the Society of General Internal Medicine, and has published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Southern Medical Journal, and Acta Oto-laryngologica, and eMedicine.

Dr. Kim has traveled to Honduras, the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and East Asia on medical mission trips through Global Health Outreach.

Dr. Kim believes in a whole-person approach to medical care. Medical, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of care are of utmost importance.

Dr. Kim speaks both Japanese and Korean

Professional Memeberships:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Medical Association / California Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Christian Medical Association
  • Korean American Medical Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Dr. Kim operates out of the Anaheim office of The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation located at 1184 N. Euclid St. Anaheim, CA 92801.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Kim, please call 714-399-0620

About The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is a premier cancer treatment center in Los Angeles. Offering programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life, comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person’s unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families. Dedicated to excel in cancer prevention, diagnosis and education through our exceptional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has 8 Southern California locations in the cities of Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, Montebello Whittier, Anaheim, La Mirada and Glendale. For more information please visit www.theoncologyinstitute.com.

Oncologist Alexander Gaitanis, M.D. Serving the Greek Community of Los Angeles

17 Aug
Alexander Gaitanis, M.D. Los Angeles based Oncologist

Alexander Gaitanis, M.D.

Highly committed to providing the best patient care, Dr. Alexander Gaitanis is a board-certified Oncologist and Internal Medicine physician by the American Board of Medical Oncology and American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Gaitanis received his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Bio-Medical Sciences followed by his medical degree. He then went on to complete his Internship and Internal Medicine residency. This was followed by an Oncology/Hematology fellowship at the University of Florida. In addition to his clinical training, he spent a year at the University of Tennessee Department of Medicine as an Internal Medicine physician between his residency and fellowship.

Dr. Gaitanis has received numerous awards during his educational and teaching career, including the Resident Research award, and is a published author in the field of cancer nanotechnology.

Dr. Gaitanis is fluent in Greek.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology

Patient Care Philosophy

Currently, Dr. Gaitanis is actively involved in patient care and is committed to providing compassionate, quality care and improving his patient’s quality of life. He finds this part of his work is very gratifying. He works hard to provide his patients access to the best care available and empower them through their treatments by providing them with a clear diagnosis and access to the latest technology, treatment options, support, and clinical trials.

About The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is a premier cancer treatment center in Los Angeles. Offering programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life, comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person’s unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families. Dedicated to excel in cancer prevention, diagnosis and education through our exceptional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has 8 Southern California locations in the cities of Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, Montebello Whittier, Anaheim, La Mirada and Glendale. For more information please visit www.theoncologyinstitute.com.

Carnival for a Cure in Montebello, CA

10 Aug

Carnival for a Cure, September 17, 2011

On Saturday, September 17,  The Foundation of Hope and Innovation is proud to present an exciting community event. Carnival for a Cure will be held at the beautiful Acuna Park in Montebello, CA and will feature carnival games, inflatable slide, food vendors, toys, prizes and tons of fun for the entire family. The event is aimed at raising funds for cancer research through community participation and involvement. All proceeds will be contributed towards research and finding a cure for cancer. This will be an all day event and is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a fun atmosphere with the kids.

Event Details:

Saturday, September 17

Acuna Park
1700 W. Victoria Ave.
Montebello, CA 90640

About Foundation of Hope and Innovation

The Foundation of Hope and Innovation is dedicated to cancer research. We strive to improve treatment outcomes of those affected by the disease as well as foster awareness in the medical community and the general public. We are committed to providing hope through innovative approaches that promise to extend the lives of cancer patients and keep them cancer free longer.

Oncologist Cannon Milani, M.D. Proudly Serving the Persian Community of Los Angeles

9 Aug
oncologist cannon milani serving the persian community of los angeles at the oncology institute of hope and innovation

Cannon Milani, M.D.

Doctor Cannon Milani, M.D. serving the persian community of Los Angeles

Dr. Milani strives to be a compelling advocate for patients and their families. A native of the Los Angeles area, Dr. Milani is excited to return to Southern California after completing his Hematology/Oncology fellowship training at Brown University.  Dr. Milani received his residency training at Boston University after completing medical school in Europe. Prior to this, Dr. Milani graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine.

Throughout his medical training, Dr. Milani remained actively involved in scientific research in the area of Stem Cell Biology. In addition, Dr. Milani participated in the development of cancer clinical trials within the fields of Malignant Hematology, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Neuro Oncology. Moreover, he served as a Hematology instructor and physician mentor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. On several occasions, Dr. Milani was invited as a presenter at prominent national conferences including the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation, American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Milani is fluent in Farsi.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology

Patient Care Philosophy:

Dr. Milani’s chief goals in cancer care are to maintain patient dignity, improve quality of life, and increase life expectancy.  He is committed at all levels to providing a compassionate level of care that empowers the individual patient throughout treatment. Dr. Milani will take the time to answer all of your questions and ensure that you have a clear understanding of the treatment plan and recommended follow-up.

About The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is a premier cancer treatment center in Los Angeles. Offering programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life, comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person’s unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families. Dedicated to excel in cancer prevention, diagnosis and education through our exceptional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has 8 Southern California locations in the cities of Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, Montebello Whittier, Anaheim, La Mirada and Glendale. For more information please visit www.theoncologyinstitute.com.

For more information please visit www.theoncologyinstitute.com.

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Now Available at The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

3 Aug

provenge at the oncology institute of hope and innovationWHITTIER, CA, July 16, 2011 – Provenge is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer (mCRPC). It is the first in a new class of autologous cellular immunotherapies and is designed to use a patient’s own antigen-presenting cells to stimulate an immune response against prostate cancer.

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is one of the few selected cancer centers in Southern California to offer Provenge. 

Candidates for Provenge therapy are mCRPC patients with rising PSA levels who are minimally symptomatic. They should have evidence of metastases to the bone or soft tissue on radiographic studies but no visceral metastasis (lung, liver or brain). Any radiation therapy or chemotherapy must have been completed at least three months prior to beginning treatment with Provenge. In addition, patients may not have had corticosteroids within the last twenty-eight days.

This announcement comes at an exciting time for the Institute as recent expansion has made its services more widely available to the Southern California cancer community.

“With over fifty active clinical trials there is a constant goal to bring the best possible patient care to every community that we serve. Between the trials, our amazing physicians and staff and access to cutting edge medicine like Provenge, we continue to do everything we can to serve our community to the best of our ability,” said Founder, Richy Agajanian.

About The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation

The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is a premier cancer treatment center in Los Angeles. Offering programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life, comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person’s unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families. Dedicated to excel in cancer prevention, diagnosis and education through our exceptional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has 8 Southern California locations in the cities of Downey, Long Beach, Lynwood, Montebello Whittier, Anaheim, La Mirada and Glendale. For more information please visit www.theoncologyinstitute.com.

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