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About Us

UC Irvine’s Ovarian Cancer Center was formed in 2012—in collaboration with the Queen of Hearts Foundation—to provide the most advanced, personalized and comprehensive care to women with ovarian cancer in Orange County, Southern California and beyond.

Although ovarian cancer accounts for 3 percent of all cancers in women, it is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women, according to the National Cancer Institute. About 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year; about 15,500 die from the disease. One reason for the low survival rate is that the disease often goes undiagnosed until it has spread far beyond the ovaries.

UC Irvine Medical Center is ranked among the nation's 30 best hospitals for gynecology services, in large part because of our outstanding gynecologic oncologists. Our vision for the Ovarian Cancer Center is to build on that expertise to create a locally, regionally and nationally dominant multidisciplinary center for ovarian cancer clinical services, groundbreaking research and community outreach.


The goals of our multidisciplinary group of specialists are:
  • To strive to optimize clinical care by providing a comprehensive treatment approach tailored to each patient’s objectives and delivering expert and compassionate care that results in superior patient satisfaction;
  • To serve as the primary regional educational resource for ovarian cancer patients and healthcare providers;
  • To boost ovarian cancer research efforts and speed the translation of laboratory innovations into more effective patient treatments.


Our threefold mission is:

  • To provide exemplary and holistic clinical care to patients with ovarian cancer;
  • To raise community awareness about ovarian cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and the benefits of centralized expert care;
  • To advance the science of the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer in a meaningful way.

Contact us

For more information or to make an appointment at the Ovarian Cancer Center, please call 714-456-8000 or email us at