City of Hope Orange County and Newport Beach Businesses Share Hope for a Cancer-Free OC

Hang T. Dang, D.O., breast surgical oncologist, stands in front of the HOPE letters outside City of Hope Newport Beach on Avocado Avenue.

City of Hope Orange County rallied community leaders to raise their voices during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Elected officials, business leaders across the automotive, hospitality and other industries, cancer survivors, and more participated in a city-wide compilation of videos with a unifying theme everyone can agree upon – imagining a cancer-free Orange County and a world without cancer.
Altogether, they emphasize that Newport Beach is community filled with hope that comes together for a common cause.

“Getting the word out about the importance of prevention, early detection and the highly specialized cancer care in our community has never been more important,” said Wade Smith, M.D., a medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer at City of Hope Newport Beach. “It’s a promising time when it comes to treating breast cancer. My message to patients is to seek care from experts who specialize in your kind of cancer and always have hope.”

In January, City of Hope, a world-renowned cancer research and treatment center, opened its first location in Orange County. City of Hope Newport Beach hosts a roster of renowned cancer specialists with unique cancer expertise. City of Hope Newport Beach is the first phase of City of Hope’s expansion into Orange County, the centerpiece of which is a comprehensive cancer campus of the future at FivePoint Gateway in Irvine.

“Hearing the words, ‘You have cancer’ is lifechanging and cancer survivors are the bravest people I know,” said Annette M. Walker, president of City of Hope Orange County. “Cancer patients – our relatives, our friends, our neighbors – need experts who specialize in these cancer types. City of Hope began our Orange County expansion right here in Newport Beach to meet our community’s pressing needs for lifesaving medical care. Now, we’re joining with city leaders to let this community know we’re aiming for the biggest goal of all – a cancer-free OC.”

Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill said there is reason to be encouraged. “New treatments are on the horizon, and resources like City of Hope are now in our neighborhood,” he said. “I’m proud of the way our tightly-knit city consistently comes together to take care of one another.”

The following businesses are joining City of Hope Orange County in imagining a cancer-free OC and world without cancer:

  • Atria Newport Plaza
  • Balboa Bay Resort
  • BoxHaus
  • CosmetiCare
  • DermFx
  • Elite OC Productions
  • Farmhouse
  • Flemings
  • i Accident Lawyer
  • Il Barone Ristorante
  • Invest Oversea Inc.
  • Fletcher Jones
  • McLaren & Lamborghini
  • Modern Luxury
  • Modo Mio
  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Newport Mayor Will O’Neill
  • O2 Health Lab
  • Spinnaker Investment Group
  • The Elite OC | Young Professionals Giving Back
  • Tony Lattimore Personal Training

City of Hope is a safe place for world-class care. To make an appointment with a physician at City of Hope Newport Beach, please call (949) 763-2204. For more information please visit

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