Comprehensive Cancer Campaign

Cancer doctor and her patient “When you get a cancer diagnosis, it changes your whole world,” says Nicole Whitlatch, M.D., hematologist/oncologist.

The Best Care Right Here

Sharon Martin can attest to that. The North State resident and grandmother battled breast cancer with the help of the Enloe Regional Cancer Center.

Craig Hill, a husband and father, faced stage 4 esophageal cancer — a rare and aggressive cancer.

They’re not alone. In the U.S., about 41% of men and 39% of women will develop cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.

Nationally, cancer diagnoses continue to increase, affecting more than 1.5 million people each year. In Northern California, cancer is a leading cause of death. Our region experiences higher rates of lung, female breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers than other parts of the state and the nation.

Tragically, due to gaps in diagnostic services targeting early detection, many cancers are diagnosed at a late stage, increasing mortality rates among North State residents.

Map of cancer mortality rates in California

Saving Lives

Survival rates increase significantly when patients have access to education, screening and early diagnosis, followed by leading-edge treatment, supportive therapies and aftercare services. That’s where Enloe and the Comprehensive Cancer Campaign come in.

Wrap-Around Services

Cancer patient with granddaughterTo help save lives, the medical center plans to create a new, centrally located comprehensive cancer center, where patients can get all of their cancer care from start to finish.

Pairing state-of-the art treatment and equipment with wrap-around services and therapies, the Enloe Comprehensive Cancer Center will bring new hope to North State patients and their families, close to home.

One Location

By consolidating these world-class services in one place, Enloe will be able to better serve patients who often need to see several caregivers throughout their cancer journeys. The new center will also help Enloe attract — and retain — the highly skilled physicians Enloe patients have come to expect.

Plus, it will allow for more efficient, focused, productive, and fiscally responsible care, while continuing Enloe’s tradition of compassionate, individualized treatment and expanding care.

Serving Thousands

Plans are underway for a community campaign to help bring expanded cancer care to our region. The new center will be located in Chico and will serve the region of Northern California between Colusa County and the Oregon border.

It will include expanded diagnostics, advanced treatment options, new equipment, supportive therapies and more, such as:

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • A brachytherapy vault
  • Linear accelerators
  • Infusion chairs
  • Examination and treatment rooms
  • Clinical and administrative offices
  • Physician and family meeting rooms
  • Supportive services and therapies
  • Education and wellness activities
  • And relaxing respite areas

A Closer Look at Services

The new center will bring new and expanded services. Scroll through the chart to learn more.


  • New or Expanded Service
  • Existing Service
Screening & More Diagnosis Treatment Recovery
  • Screening Clinics
    • Breast
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Colon
    • Genitourinary
    • Prostate
    • Gynecology
    • Lung
    • Skin
  • Education
  • High Risk Screening
  • Vaccinations
  • Specialty Services
    • Breast
    • Ear/Nose/Throat
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Gynecology Oncology
    • Pulmonary
    • Melanoma
    • Radiology
    • Pathology
  • Precision Medicine
    • Genomic Testing
    • Targeted Treatment Planning
    • Genetic Testing
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
    • Breast
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Genitourinary
    • Gynecology
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedic
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Thoracic
    • Dermatology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Integrative Services
    • Acupuncture
    • Alternative Care Providers
    • Chiropractic
    • Massage
    • Reiki
  • Lymphedema
  • Psychiatry
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy
  • Support Groups
  • Survivorship Clinic
Happy cancer patient

Help Bring this Facility to Life

In support of this exciting project, the Enloe Foundation is planning a region-wide philanthropic campaign to help ensure this dynamic vision for comprehensive cancer care becomes a reality.

Want to learn more? Read our FAQs.

Or contact the Enloe Foundation at 530-332-4550, and speak with Jolene Francis, Enloe’s Vice President of Philanthropy & Communications, or Suzanne Watroba, Enloe’s Director of Advancement.

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Chico, CA 95926

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