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MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Hosts Media Tour of New Cancer Building

By Elizabeth Fernandez

What: UCSF Health is opening a pioneering Precision Cancer Medicine Building devoted to bringing together the leading science with patient-centered care to provide patients with the most advanced, personalized treatments. The new building, which will welcome patients June 24, will include programs focused on individualized care, as well as advanced therapies in immunotherapy, molecular tumor-profiling, innovative clinical trials and advanced imaging.

Media are invited to visit the building on Thursday, June 20, before its main opening. Please reply to [email protected], or 415-298-4320, to join the tour.

When: Thursday, June 20
Camera Setup: 10 a.m.
Speakers/Tour: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Precision Cancer Medicine Building, 1825 4th Street, San Francisco, 94158. Meet in front of the Gateway Medical Building

Background: The unique new center is part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the San Francisco area, and of UCSF Medical Center, which is recognized as the best hospital for cancer care in California by U.S. News & World Report. Located steps away from a world-class cancer research center, the new building brings together top researchers, oncologists, surgeons and other clinicians – leaders in almost every form of cancer discovery and care – to foster new treatments and speed their delivery to patients.

Interview Opportunities/Visuals: The tour will begin with a 15-minute overview by oncologists and leaders in the building’s development, followed by a tour of the art-filled cancer building and interview opportunities with leading UCSF oncologists. A recent UCSF patient will be available for perspective on the importance of precision therapies in cancer care.

About UCSF Health: UCSF Health is recognized worldwide for its highly innovative patient care, reflecting the latest medical knowledge, advanced technologies and pioneering research. It includes the flagship UCSF Medical Center, which is ranked among the top six hospitals nationwide, as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland; Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics; UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians and the UCSF Faculty Practice. These hospitals serve as the academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco, which is world-renowned for its graduate-level health sciences education and biomedical research. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. Visit www.ucsfhealth.org. Follow UCSF Health on Facebook or on Twitter.

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