5215 Torrance Blvd.: $80 million center will house clinic.

5215 Torrance Blvd.: $80 million center will house clinic.

City of Hope National Medical Center has expanded into the South Bay with the opening of a clinic in Torrance.

The Duarte-based hospital, which specializes in cancer, last week opened of its City of Hope/South Bay center at 5215 Torrance Blvd. It occupies two floors of a new $80 million clinic owned by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers.

“City of Hope brings new, research-driven treatment options to the South Bay,” said Dr. Harlan Levine, its president of strategy and business ventures, in a statement.

The 25,000-square-foot center opened with services in surgical, radiation and medical oncology, with 20 exam rooms and infusion areas for chemotherapy patients.

The presence of City of Hope at the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance provides patients with the possibility of a convenient option to City of Hope’s cancer diagnostics, treatments and clinical trials.

The clinic in Torrance gives City of Hope 30 locations across Southern California.

“The opening of the City of Hope cancer center signifies a pivotal development in health care services for our South Bay communities as our two organizations work to improve patient outcomes,” said Garry Olney, interim chief executive for the Providence hospital, said in a statement.