Leonard Cancer Institute
With the help of donors, we’re bringing in the latest technology, research and treatments to help patients fight cancer — and win.
What Inspires You?
World-class cancer care shouldn’t be for a privileged few. It should belong to our whole community.
$35M Goal $31M+ Raised
90% of the fundraising goal achieved with the help of neighbors like you
Dedicated Nurse NavigatorsA nurse navigator spends an average of 18 hours assisting each patient through cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our nurse navigators walk alongside patients from a cancer diagnosis, all the way through treatment, playing an essential role on our care team.
Innovative Technology and DiagnosticsHelp us provide patients with more personalized and accurate cancer care with the following technology: Linear accelerator (2), a PET CT, 3T MRI, CT simulator, CT scanner, interoperative radiation therapy.
New Kitchen TeachingCancer and cancer treatments may affect nutrition. Patients who are well nourished may have a better prognosis and quality of life. Nutrition therapy is used to help cancer patients get the nutrients they need to keep up their body weight and strength, keep body tissue healthy and fight infection.
Psychosocial Programs and ServicesHelp us prevent, detect and improve tolerance of treatment side effects. Our programs incorporate body, mind and spirit in order to enhance the quality of life for patients during and after treatment.
Operating Room SAVI SCOUT SystemFor patients in need of a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy, the new system targets breast tumors and lesions using a wire-free radar signature to detect a reflector, the size of a grain of rice, which is placed at the tumor site up to 30 days before surgery.
Goal: $4M Raised: $1,147,938
A donation makes a difference. Here’s proof.
World-class cancer care in action: Brendan McBrien, middle school music teacher, former jaw cancer patient
A story of luck and hope
A letter from a grateful patient
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Now, more than ever, our community needs Mission Hospital and compassionate neighbors like you.
“Those of us who live and work in south Orange County know that when we experience serious illness and medical emergencies, Mission Hospital is always ready. It does not matter the day of the year or the hour of night. As our community grows and advances in medical technology take place, our Foundation board supports the hospital so the hospital can continue to be there for us.”
— James R. Quandt, Chair, Board of Directors
“Those of us who live and work in south Orange County know that when we experience serious illness and medical emergencies, Mission Hospital is always ready. It does not matter the day of the year or the hour of night. As our community grows and advances in medical technology take place, our Foundation board supports the hospital so the hospital can continue to be there for us."
Meet The Experts
Lloyd Nagasawa, MD
Medical Director, Leonard Cancer Institute
Samer Kanaan, MD
Chair, Cancer Committee
Together, we can provide care that transforms lives, now and for years to come.