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New Precision Cancer Building Opens June 24

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that we will welcome our first patients at the new UCSF Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) at Mission Bay on June 24.

The PCMB embodies the most advanced and compassionate model of translational medicine available and represents UCSF’s commitment to patient-centered care. By bringing together researchers, clinicians and staff to provide supportive care in a building where we will offer immunotherapy, molecular profiling, and genetic counseling, we are setting a new standard for personalized cancer care and research in the Bay Area.

The six-story, 170,000-square-foot facility will serve as the heart of outpatient solid tumor care at UCSF. Designed with the help of our patients and clinical teams around the patient experience, the PCMB will be home to clinical experts and support providers, including dieticians, social workers, psycho-oncologists, genetic counselors, and symptom management and integrative medicine. On September 9, we also will open a new Cancer Acute Care Center dedicated to reducing visits to the emergency department and readmissions due to treatment side effects.

The PCMB places patients and families at the center of a new generation of precision medicine, which tailors care based on each individual’s biology and life circumstances. The building is situated within steps of the UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital and the Mission Bay research building for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which will enhance collaborations between researchers and clinicians to accelerate new treatments and speed them to patients.

UCSF is a world leader in precision medicine, which aims to yield new discoveries, better outcomes, greater value and equity to improve health for all. UCSF also is home to some of the world's most talented cancer experts. The PCMB creates a new space that allows them to do their best work, while offering patients seamless and integrated support during an especially challenging time in their lives.

You can read more about the PCMB at this website and in this story.

As always, thank you for all that you do for UCSF, UCSF Health, and the patients we are privileged to serve.


Mark R. Laret
President and CEO
UCSF Health

Alan Ashworth, PhD
President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Senior Vice President Cancer Services, UCSF Health