Cynthia A. Forsthoff, MD

Received her Bachelors degree in psychology from Ohio State University and her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. During her residency, she worked alongside two outstanding medical oncologists who inspired her to devote her life and career to medical oncology. Her first year of fellowship was completed at Baltimore Cancer Research Center, a specialized program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She went on to finish her fellowship at the University of Maryland Cancer Center. In 1985, she joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and became the medical oncology liaison to the breast center, one of the first comprehensive breast centers in Massachusetts.

Invited to join an established medical oncology practice, Dr Forsthoff moved to Southern California in 1987. To continue her academic interests, she joined the faculty of UCLA College of Medicine as an assistant professor of medicine. Dr Forsthoff continues her breast cancer research as a principal investigator in the NCI sponsored Breast Cancer Prevention Trial as a well as in other cancer research projects.

Dr Forsthoff serves the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She speaks to numerous educational institutions, service organizations, women's groups, and makes TV appearances on topics related to breast health and breast cancer.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.


  • Oncology & Hematology
  • Internal Medicine


Medical Education
New York Medical College
Memorial Hospital - Worcester, MA
University of Maryland

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