In fact, the combined expertise of St. Jude Heritage Medical Group and
St. Jude Medical Center has created one of Southern California’s
finest cancer programs. With overall survival rates that exceed both state
and national averages, we provide every advantage in the fight against
cancer: from nurse navigators who support you through each step of care,
to cutting-edge clinical trials that offer the newest and most aggressive
treatments available anywhere.
Weekly conferences allow our entire treatment team—including fellowship-trained
surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists—to
review each case, discuss treatment options and contribute their expertise.
With a dozen different disciplines participating, these conferences ensure
today's most successful concepts in cancer treatment are evaluated
And because cancer’s toll is not just physical, but mental and spiritual
as well, St. Jude Medical Center offers a comprehensive list of innovative
services—from yoga classes to support groups and nutrition counseling
—to help our patients cope with the challenges of diagnosis and recovery.
The quality of our cancer services was recently evaluated by the American
College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC)—the accrediting
body for the nation’s cancer programs. Earning one of the nation’s
highest scores, St. Jude Medical Center was distinguished with a three-year
Accreditation and presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award—an
honor received by only 15 percent of the 1350 programs surveyed.