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UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital

UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital represents the culmination of the science and expertise that has made our cancer program second to none.

This unique new hospital is part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center in the Bay Area. Located steps away from a world-class research center, the new hospital brings top researchers and clinicians side by side, helping foster new treatments and speeding their delivery to patients.

Our state-of-the-art facility provides our oncologists and surgeons – pioneers in nearly every form of cancer – with lasers, robotics, telemedicine systems and other advanced technology of today, with room to accommodate the innovations of the future.

Like the rest of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, the cancer hospital not only sets new standards for cutting-edge care, it does so in a setting that fully supports both patients and their families. From the private rooms with abundant natural light, sweeping views and comfortable accommodations for visiting loved ones, to the tranquil gardens and meditation spaces, our new hospital was designed to ease stress and promote healing.

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Compassionate 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.

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Tomorrow's O.R. Today

From intra-operative MRIs to errand-running robots, the operating rooms at Mission Bay are designed to help us deliver the most cutting-edge care.

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Patient-Friendly Scanning Suites

We've exchanged stark walls for interactive, playful imaging suites that aim to make medical imaging tests more effective and less stressful.

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High-Tech "TUG" Robots Do Heavy Lifting at Mission Bay

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Doctor Q&A: Madhulika Varma

Dr. Madhulika Varma is chief of colorectal surgery at UCSF Medical Center, where she uses her lifelong love for medicine to help care for patients suffering from diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

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Doctor Q&A: Michael Rabow

A pivotal experience during medical training helped Dr. Michael Rabow realize what he cared about most: helping patients with serious illnesses live as well as possible. He is now director of the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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