UCSF Medical Center to build $275M precision medicine building focused on cancer care

The University of California Board of Regents approved construction of a $275 million Precision Cancer Medicine Building at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco.

The 179,650-square-foot building will house cancer specialty clinics, an infusion center as well as radiology and radiation oncology therapy providers. It will bring the solid tumor practices at UCSF's Mount Zion and Mission Bay locations together under one roof.

"The PCMB represents an unprecedented advance for people with cancer – inspired by two ideals," said Alan Ashworth, PhD, president of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior vice president for cancer services at UCSF Health. "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."

Construction will begin on the building in April 2017, and it is slated to open in early 2019.

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