Our Program

Our comprehensive program for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, including care for those at high risk for breast cancer, is designed to provide each patient with the optimal care and outcomes. We provide the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies to precisely diagnose and stage each person’s cancer.

Services we provide include customized breast screening using digital mammography, ultrasound and MRI; risk assessment and genetic counseling; customized surgical, medical and radiological treatments; fertility counseling for adolescents and young adults; and Lifestyle Redesign® for cancer survivors.

Among our latest advances are:

  • Brachytherapy (SAVI system) after a lumpectomy that reduces the course of radiation to just one week.
  • Onco-plastic surgery, which combines cancer surgery with plastic and reconstructive surgery for optimal clinical and cosmetic results.
  • Specialized minimally invasive surgery that minimizes scarring and speeds recovery.

We also are home to the Lynne Cohen & Georgia Cord Preventive Care Clinic for Women’s Cancers, a highly specialized, innovative women’s care facility that unites research, screening and clinical care for women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Patients receive comprehensive breast exams and screenings and have access to some of the latest clinical trials, genetic counseling and, if needed, psychosocial counseling.

As part of a university-based medical center, we provide access to groundbreaking clinical trials that offer innovative and promising therapies that are a crucial step in advancing care and developing potentially beneficial drugs and treatments. Trials cover a variety of components including early- and advanced-stage cancer, prevention and coping with side effects.

For more detailed information on breast cancer, click here to view our online health library.

Our Approach

Standing as trailblazers in breast cancer care, we are leaders in onco-plastic surgery that combines surgery with breast reconstruction in the same procedure. We also have been on the forefront of developing localized therapies and innovative pharmacology.

We treat the whole person, not just the cancer. Our multidisciplinary approach involves collaboration among specialists to customize therapy for an individualized treatment plan for you, delivering a coordinated course of care. You are unique, and we will treat you that way.

Our multidisciplinary approach allows patients to see all the appropriate specialists in a coordinated fashion to create an individualized treatment plan. Your team of national and international experts treats you concurrently under one roof so you receive better care, have fewer return visits and access to immediate appointments.

An entire team of specialists including surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, pathologists and genetic counselors, will review your case during our weekly breast center conference, in which all cases are evaluated, and individual treatment recommendations are developed based on your tumor’s characteristics. Your integrated team can be in immediate communication with other to share new information or advise on your treatment.

Our Physicians

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Regina Y. Baker, MD

Practicing Locations

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Eugene Chung, MD, PhD, JD

Practicing Locations

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Agustin A. Garcia, MD

Practicing Locations

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Linda J. Hovanessian-Larsen, MD

Practicing Locations

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Julie E. Lang, MD

Practicing Locations

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Heather R. Macdonald, MD FACOG

Practicing Locations

  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Maria E. Nelson, MD

Practicing Locations

  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
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Christy A. Russell, MD

Practicing Locations

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Naomi R. Schechter, MD

Practicing Locations

  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Stephen F. Sener, MD

Practicing Locations

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Pulin A. Sheth, MD

Practicing Locations

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Howard Silberman, MD

Practicing Locations

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Darcy V. Spicer, MD

Practicing Locations

  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Mary W. Yamashita, MD

Practicing Locations

  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital