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Mission Statement

The California Oncology Research Institute (CORI) is committed to curing cancer through innovative research, early detection, education, and novel treatments. We care about establishing relationships and treating patients as individuals. Our mission is your mission; to be treated with respect and dignity while providing the highest level of patient care. CORI believes our patients are more than just a form of cancer. We regard our patients as members of “our family”.


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The California Oncology Research Institute (CORI) is committed to curing cancer through innovative research, early detection, education, and novel treatments. At CORI, we are dedicated to our patients and their needs, while providing a high-level of support. The CORI vision revolves around the value of collaborative medicine which can be tailored to each patients individual needs.

CORI is a unique cancer research organization with international collaboration. The surgeons and scientists are considered global leaders and have National Cancer Institute funded federal grants in both colon cancer and melanoma. The results of this research have been published in prestigious journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Surgery, Archives of Surgery and Clinical Cancer Research. Members of CORI have also been recognized for their work by invitations to present at national meetings including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons and the American Surgical Association and have been invited experts to CNN.

CORI also recognizes the needs of the underserved communities and to this end have established collaborations with the Wellness community as well as the NAACP. CORI members provide educational seminars on cancer prevention, early detection of cancer as well as innovative treatments.

CORI members are regarded by there peers as experts in melanoma, colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreas cancer, stomach cancer and breast cancer. Minimally invasive procedures such as the sentinel node and laparoscopy are routinely performed. Unnecessary lymph node dissections are avoided and laparoscopic colon and liver resections are preferred which results in faster recovery.

CORI integrates research with clinical medicine to improve your chances for cure.

• Advanced diagnostic imaging (MRI, PET/CT, CT, chest x-ray, ultrasound, mammography, and colonoscopy
• Innovative genetic and tumor specimen testing
• Carefully executed biopsies and targeted fine-needle aspirations for molecular profiling
• Preventive and risk-reducing surgery
• Research studies for cancer screening
• Personal and individualized prevention plans
• Educational materials
When you choose CORI, you will become a part of our family. Our clinicians are dedicated to making your treatment as effective as possible, while attending to your individual needs, and exceeding them. We believe that education is an important part of the treatment process and have, therefore, compiled important information in the "For Patients" section of our Website. CORI's treatment plans are individualized according to the needs of each of our patients. We believe in combining traditional and alternative treatment methods to provide you with physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


If you have any questions regarding cancer research, clinical trials, melanoma, colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreas cancer, stomach cancer, or breast cancer, please send us an email to or call 310-883-0096. We will be more than happy to provide you with further information.