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Cancer Care this good has never been this close to home

Located in the High Sierra town of Truckee California, Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center has a purpose as rarified as its elevation.

Our goal is to provide the best rural cancer treatment in the country, and to do it in the most honest, supportive and compassionate way we know how.

Led by Medical Director and Oncologist Laurence Heifetz, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Melissa Kaime, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Ahrin Koppel, MD, and Radiation Oncologist Daphne Palmer, MD,  Tahoe Forest Cancer Center’s mission is to provide our local community with a high level of cancer treatment and support programs not often found in rural settings.

Simply put, our technology is the very latest. Our treatment options are the most current, including access to clinical trials through our affiliation with the UC Davis Cancer Care Network, and our supportive care programs are among the best in the country. 

Listen to a podcast as Dr. Heifetz describes his vision in “A Model for Rural Oncology."

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Featuring Laurence J. Heifetz,
MD, FACP, Medical Director
Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center


A Model for Rural Oncology


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