At the age of sixteen, I was volunteering at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in the recreational therapy department on the oncology floor. It was then that I witnessed what a diagnosis of cancer can do to a child and a family. In many ways, such a diagnosis not only unravels one’s world but also the worlds of those around them.
A major milestone was recently celebrated in the development of a 112,500-square-foot medical facility dedicated to multidisciplinary care and treatment for cancer patients in San Fernando Valley. On October 8, 2014, demolition began on the existing structure in Tarzana at the future site of the Integrated Cancer Institute.