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Treatment Centers

Centers of Excellence for Treatment of Prostate Cancer in Southern California

We are fortunate to have a large number of centers of excellence for prostate cancer treatment in and near Orange County. For details of the services and areas of expertise of these centers, visit the websites linked below.

We are honored that experts and researchers from these centers have shared their expertise with us at our monthly Presentations. (This list and links are current as of April 2024.)

This pencil beam scanning technology precisely delivers proton radiation treatment for prostate cancer with unmatched precision and the utmost care. It enables  physicians to attack prostate tumors, layer-by-layer, with high-dose radiation and minimize exposure to unaffected areas.

Presenters from

California Protons

  • Carl Rossi, MD  (Medical Director)

Advanced Care for Cancers of the Urinary and Male Reproductive Systems

Presenters from

Cedars-Sinai

  • Gary Leach, MD (Director, Tower Urology Institute for Continence)

  • David Y. Josephson, MD (Surgeon)

City of Hope is a world-renowned pioneer in cancer research, treatment and prevention, with a legacy started over 100 years ago on their Los Angeles campus, home to a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Presenters from

City of Hope, Duarte

Tanya Dorff, MD (Medical Oncology and Therapeutics)

City of Hope is a world-renowned pioneer in cancer research, treatment and prevention, with a legacy started over 100 years ago on their Los Angeles campus, home to a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center.

City of Hope Orange County is the only cancer center in the region offering targeted, transparent perineal prostate biopsies. These biopsies, combined with sophisticated MRI technology, enhance the accuracy of detecting abnormalities in the prostate.

Presenters from

City of Hope, Irvine

  • Corey Hugen, MD, MS ( Urology and Urologic Oncology) 

  • Percy Lee, MD (Radiation Oncologist) 

  • Sandy Lui, MD (Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research) 

  • Jeffrey S Yoshida, MD (Surgery — Urology and Urologic Oncology)

Hoag has the largest prostate cancer program in Orange County, offering exclusive technologies like the Robotic Focal HIFU, MR-guided ViewRay MRIdian™ linear accelerator and single- and multi-port DaVinci robotic surgical systems.

Presenters from

Hoag Hospital

  • Shane A Lloyd, MD (Radiation Oncology)

  • Hanson H Zhao, MD (Urology)

  • Gary A Ulaner, MD (Radiology, Nuclear Medicine)

  • Sandy Southerland, Nurse Navigator

  • Jeffrey C Basset (Surgeon)

  • Robert R. Torrey III, MD (Urologic Oncology; second opinion)

  • David J Benjamin, MD  (Onclogy)

Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence

As pioneers in the treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular, and prostate cancer, the team of experts at Saint John’s Cancer Institute's Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence in Santa Monica, CA, provide personalized care supported by decades of experience, collaborated research, and ongoing clinical trials. Through minimally-invasive treatment techniques and innovations, including robot-assisted surgery, patients recover with fewer long-term side effects, allowing them to return to normal activities more quickly.

Presenters from

Saint John's Cancer Institute

  • Jennifer Linehan, MD (Urology Translational Research)

  • Timothy G Wilson, MD (Urologic Oncology Research)

The UCI Prostate Cancer Center offers specialized care for prostate cancer patients, including various treatment options and patient support. They are also involved in innovative research and education in the field of prostate cancer.

Presenters from

UCI Prostate Cancer Center

  • Thomas E Aherling, MD

  • David Lee, MD

  • Edward Uchio, MD, FACS, CPI

The UCLA Health Prostate Cancer Program is part of the Institute of Urologic Oncology at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). The JCCC has an international reputation for providing the best in experimental and traditional cancer treatments.

Presenters from

UCLA Medical Center

  • Leonard S Marks, MD (Surgeon; focal therapy; Arteria AI)

  • Amar U Kishan, MD (MRI-guided Radiation - SBRT)

  • Martin Allen-Auerbach, MD (Nuclear Medicine)

  • Albert Chang, MD, PhD (Radioactive seeds)

  • Mathew B. Rettig, MD (Clinical Trials)

  • Steven Raman, MD (Second opinion, MRI)

  • Karim Chamie (Minimally Invasive Urology)

The Prostate Cancer Care program at USC offers a wide range of cutting-edge treatment options, including chemotherapy, radiation and advanced surgeries to remove the prostate gland.

Presenters from

USC Keck Medicine

  • Mitchell E. Gross, MD, PhD (Medical Oncology)

  • Monish Aron, MD (Minimally Invasive Urology)

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