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Precision Cancer Medicine Building at UCSF Mission Bay Gets Approved

March 27, 2017
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Medical Center at Mission Bay’s Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) was approved by the University of California Board of Regents, and is on track to open in 2019.

The PCMB will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. According to a press release announcement, the center is scheduled to open in early 2019; the 179,650-square-foot building will house facilities that include cancer specialty clinics, an infusion center, radiology and radiation oncology therapy. New programs will be accommodated at the site, and existing solid tumor practices at UCSF’s Mount Zion and Mission Bay locations will be consolidated there as well.

Officials note that by bringing outpatient cancer services under one roof, there will be tighter integration between UCSF’s research and clinical teams, “providing opportunities to leverage groundbreaking discoveries and accelerate innovation in cancer patient care.”

At its March 19 meeting, the UC Board of Regents:

  • Approved the project budget of $275 million;
  • Approved the project scope and design; and
  • Found the project to be in conformance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

The Precision Cancer Medicine Building was planned as part of the initial UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which opened in 2015, but then planning was postponed due to funding availability.

“The PCMB represents an unprecedented advance for people with cancer—inspired by two ideals,” Alan Ashworth, Ph.D., president of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) and senior vice president for cancer services at UCSF Health, said in a statement. “Bring the latest and most personalized treatments to patients quicker than ever before and ensure our patients are front and center in everything we do.”

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