THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco (UCSF) has opened a pioneering cancer center devoted to providing adult patients with highly advanced treatments, including immunotherapy, genetic counseling, molecular profiling of tumors, fully integrated clinical trials, and advanced imaging. The UCSF Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building tailors individual care based on a detailed understanding of each person’s genetic or molecular information and is designed to offer novel approaches and personalized treatment to patients. The new center is part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCSF Medical Center.
The project brought patients, families, and community members into the planning from the beginning. They provided much of the vision and design of the $275 million building. ■