Community Conversation with City of Hope Orange County on COVID-19 and Cancer Care

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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COVID-19 has impacted every business, fundamentally changed the way we think about the world, and illustrated the importance of having world-class medical care close to home.

Given the urgency of this pandemic, City of Hope is employing its uniquely powerful research engine to address the novel coronavirus threat on a number of fronts, including research on virus prevention, new therapies to fight the virus and screening/testing for the virus.

Join Annette M. Walker, M.H.A., president of City of Hope Orange County, and Tanya Siddiqi, M.D., associate clinical professor and accomplished hematologist, for a virtual community conversationTuesday, June 30, 10 - 10:45 a.m., to learn about City of Hope’s response to COVID-19 and its vision for highly specialized cancer care in Orange County. Bryan Starr, president and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber, will provide an introduction to the virtual event.

Walker will provide an update on City of Hope’s plans to invest $1 billion to develop and operate a world-class cancer campus of the future at FivePoint Gateway in Irvine. City of Hope recently closed the sale of 11 acres of land and a 190,000-square-foot building from partner FivePoint.

The state-of-the-art campus will include:  

  • Highly specialized cancer care
  • Phase 1 to 3 clinical trials
  • Precision medicine and early detection
  • Orange County’s only specialty hospital exclusively dedicated to treating and curing cancer, which will open in 2025

Register Here. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants by June 29. For additional information or to submit a question in advance, contact Kelsey Dalton at

City of Hope’s expansion into Orange County is in response to a pressing community need. In January, City of Hope opened its Newport Beach location, the first phase of its expansion.

Category: COVID-19, Webinar