Surgical oncologist Dr. Alice Police, medical director of Pacific Breast Care in Costa Mesa, has strengthened her commitment to top-quality breast health screening and treatment in Orange County through an affiliation with UC Irvine Healthcare.
“I am pleased to say that we will continue to provide the personalized care our patients have come to expect, now combined with the resources of a world-class university,” Police said. “It’s the best of both worlds.”
Police’s patients will have access to the latest therapies and clinical trials through UC Irvine’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only one in Orange County.
Pacific Breast Care has treated thousands of Orange County women, offering such services as breast health screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound and MRI; stereotactic and ultrasound- and MRI-guided needle biopsy; and breast cancer surgery. Patients needing surgery will still be able to choose from among several Orange County hospitals.
“We look forward to working with Dr. Police and expanding our world-class services to coastal Orange County,” said Terry A. Belmont, CEO of UC Irvine Medical Center. “This affiliation truly provides women with access to a complete range of breast health services.”
Police becomes an assistant professor in the UCI School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and will continue seeing patients in Pacific Breast Care’s office at 1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 200, in Costa Mesa.
“Dr. Police is an excellent surgeon and a tireless advocate for improving women’s health,” said Dr. Michael J. Stamos, chair of UCI’s Department of Surgery. “We’re thrilled to have her join our faculty.”
Combining forces with UC Irvine demonstrates a long-term commitment to breast care in Orange County, Police said.
“My philosophy remains the same: treat the person, not just the problem, and offer preventative as well as diagnostic and ongoing treatment for breast health issues,” she said.
About UC Irvine Medical Center: Orange County’s only university hospital, UC Irvine Medical Center offers acute- and general-care services at its new, 482,000-square-foot UC Irvine Douglas Hospital and is home to the county’s only Level I trauma center, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and American College of Surgeons-verified regional burn center. U.S. News & World Report has included UC Irvine for 11 consecutive years on its list of America’s Best Hospitals, giving special recognition to its urology, gynecology, kidney disorders and cancer programs.
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