UC Regents Approve Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay

Outpatient Cancer Facility Designed for Patient Experience, Collaborative Care

Architectural rendering of UCSF Precision Cancer Medicine Building
An architectural rendering shows the proposed exterior of the UCSF Precision Cancer Medicine Building in Mission Bay. Image courtesy of Stantec Architecture Inc.

The Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB), which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.

The new building will be constructed on 16th Street between Third and Fourth streets and connect to the UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building with a shared lobby. The location also will place it in close proximity to the inpatient Bakar Cancer Hospital and the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building.

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.

map of Mission Bay with the Precision Cancer Medicine Building locationBringing outpatient cancer services under one roof will more tightly integrate UCSF’s world-renowned research and clinical teams, providing opportunities to leverage groundbreaking discoveries and accelerate innovation in cancer patient care. The patient-centered design ensures that people can access their services in a convenient, intuitive and visually stunning environment that was created with patient and community input.

“The PCMB represents an unprecedented advance for people with cancer – inspired by two ideals,” says Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, president of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) 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 of the new building, scheduled to begin in April, will help to meet the demand for cancer outpatient services at Mission Bay. With the construction of the Bakar Cancer Hospital and the growth in clinical services to support the UCSF Health system, demand for cancer outpatient services at Mission Bay currently exceeds the space that is available. In planning for future demand, the Precision Cancer Medicine Building was designed to meet projected patient volume and population growth through 2030.

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 and included the UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Building, the UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital, the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Planning for PCMB was postponed due to funding availability and its construction will complete the first phase of the Medical Center at Mission Bay construction.

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