Breast Program

Breast Program

The Breast Program at St. Joseph Hospital provides access to innovative technology, and a caring and compassionate approach. Our doctors provide each patient with a comprehensive and personalized path to the most effective treatment. The Breast Program at St. Joseph Hospital provides you and your family with care that meets or exceeds national quality-care standards.

Breast Imaging Center
for Excellence

The Breast Program at St. Joseph Hospital offers the latest technological advancement to cure breast cancer: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). As Orange County's first hospital to offer this innovative treatment, our team of breast cancer experts leads the way in improving outcomes for breast cancer patients. Learn more about our latest advancement to cure breast cancer, by clicking here.

IORT complements a full spectrum of services offered by the Breast Program, ranging from prevention and screening to diagnosis and treatment for early, advanced and metastatic breast cancer.

The Breast Program takes a comprehensive and individualized approach with each patient we serve.

To achieve the best possible patient outcomes our Breast Program holds interdisciplinary treatment management conferences each week. Participants include expert breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nursing and research staff. As a team, these specialists evaluate and provide treatment recommendations for newly diagnosed breast patients.

The Breast Program also utilizes the most recent medical developments and clinical trials. Our survival rates are considerably higher than the state and national average. We continually incorporate the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art, evidence-based practice into our treatment plans. Using evidence-based medical and surgical methods, our healthcare professionals strive for the best outcomes. We also utilize the National Cancer Center Network (NCCN) guidelines when planning treatment. However, each patient’s treatment plan is designed to meet the individual needs of the patient and family.

Educational Videos

Breast Self-Exam - Michele Carpenter, M.D.
Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment - Michele Carpenter, M.D.
Breast Cancer Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)-Michele Carpenter, MD Tanuja Bhandari, MD
Breast Reconstructive Surgery - Linda Zeineh, M.D.
Precision Medicine - Timothy Byun, M.D.
Breast Density Law - Dr. Kenneth Meng
BRCA Genes - Dr. Margileth
Cancer Genetic Program - Sandra Brown
Multidisciplinary Center
Infusion Center Tour
Radiation Therapy
I Promise
Biospecimen Repository - Lianne Nacpil
Clinical Trials - Lavinia Dobrea
Obesity - Lawrence Wagman, M.D.
Smoking Cessation - Luisa Santa and Jaina Pallasigui
Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening - Dan Vu, M.D.

Meet Our Doctors

Edward R. Alexson, MD (714) 633-9111
Hematology Oncology (Board Certified)
Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
Benign Hematology
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Office 1:
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Office 2:
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
1401 North Tustin Avenue
Suite 220
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Tanuja Amrit Bhandari, MD (714) 633-9111
Radiation Oncology (Board Certified)
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Office 1:
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Office 2:
City of Hope Orange
1000 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
Michele Carpenter, MD (714) 633-9111
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Breast Surgery
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Office 1:
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Office 2:
Regents of the University of California - Orange
1010 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 475
Orange, CA 92868
Michael Forino, MD (714) 771-8171
Diagnostic Radiology

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office :
St. Joseph Hospital - Radiology
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868
Maher Gobran, MD (714) 835-2500
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Breast Surgery

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office :
Maher Gobran, MD
1010 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 470
Orange, CA 92868
Sam Huang, MD (714) 541-6622
Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
Benign Hematology

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office :
Medical Oncology Care Associates - Orange
1010 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 250
Orange, CA 92868
Office :
St. Joseph Hospital - Radiology
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868
Shu-Yuan Liao, MD (714) 771-8175
Pathology

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office :
St. Joseph Hospital - Pathology
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868
David A. Margileth, MD (714) 835-1800
Medical Oncology
Benign Hematology

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office :
Hematology Oncology Medical Group
1010 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Office :
St. Joseph Hospital - Radiology
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868
Madhavi Mummaneni, MD (714) 835-1800
Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
Benign Hematology

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office :
Hematology Oncology Medical Group
1010 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Venita L. Williams, MD (714) 734-6250
Radiation Oncology (Board Certified)

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office :
City of Hope Orange
1000 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868