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Compassionate Cancer Care in a State-of-the-Art Setting

UCSF has long been at the forefront of cancer care and research, consistently ranking among the nation's top treatment centers while pioneering new life-saving therapies.

Our new UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay will build on this tradition of excellence and expand treatment options for cancer patients in a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically for them.

Researchers, Physicians Working Side by Side

Located just steps from the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building and UCSF's biomedical research campus, the new hospital fosters collaboration between scientists and physicians. This helps bring next-generation therapies and cures from the laboratory to our patients much faster — further improving and saving lives.

High-Tech Facilities

At Mission Bay you'll find an array of new cutting-edge devices, such as a top-of-the-line linear accelerator that treats tumors anywhere in the body and a new Mobetron machine, which delivers high doses of radiation to tumors without damaging nearby tissue.

The hospital's design is no less forward-thinking.

It's built so fresh air circulates throughout the building, helping protect patients from infections. And all patient rooms include a huge multimedia wall for entertainment, reviewing educational materials and ordering food.

For kids needing CT scans and MRIs, an “imaging theater” lets them transform the room with different sights and sounds, evoking scenes such as a ride on a cable car or sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge. This innovative touch can ease anxiety and inject fun into an otherwise scary experience.

More Treatment Options

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will continue to care for patients and research new therapies at our Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses. However, the expansion to Mission Bay will offer patients a wider array of treatment options in multiple locations.

Cancer services available at Mission Bay will include:

  • Urological surgery for patients with bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer
  • Treatment for gastroenterological and pancreatic cancers
  • Orthopedic surgical oncology for benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors in kids and adults
  • Treatment for head and neck cancers and pituitary gland tumors
  • Treatment for gynecological cancers
  • Genetic testing and counseling

Our Mission Bay hospital also will offer emotional support, complementary therapies and other services for patients battling cancer and their families. These include:

  • A special program to help with pain, fatigue and depression
  • Psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers to assist patients and families with everything from emotional stress to navigating the health care system
  • Complementary therapies, including acupuncture, guided imagery and biofeedback from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Art therapy
  • Nutrition guidance designed for cancer patients
  • Assistance connecting with support groups, services and classes