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Experienced Physicians Deliver Advanced Cancer Care

Experienced Physicians Deliver Advanced Cancer Care

A cancer diagnosis may bring fear of the unknown, but patients of our UCSF – Washington Cancer Center are equipped with the knowledge, tools, support, and personalized care needed to fight the disease with confidence. In 2021, two new hematologist-oncologists joined the Cancer Center bringing not only their expertise, but also their own personal experiences with cancer.

Carlton Scharman, MD, was successfully treated at UCSF for leukemia at age 16 before he went on to become a physician, and now he cares for cancer patients at the Center in Fremont. His colleague, Matthew Tenold, MD, fought Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a teenager and has also now come full circle to help others.

Drs. Scharman and Tenold, along with the Center’s Medical Director Bogdan Eftimie, MD, have all the advanced technology, treatments, and expert colleagues available to them through UCSF Health. This includes access to top programs like clinical trials that bring hope to those with cancer. The Center now has eight clinical trials including new ones for prostate and breast cancer. When one of our patients is a candidate for one of the many clinical trials at UCSF, they can be qualified and enrolled through a streamlined process which can start at the UCSF – Washington Cancer Center in Fremont.

“The UCSF – Washington Cancer Center continues to grow organically to meet the needs of this community,” says Dr. Eftimie. “Welcoming two outstanding hematologist-oncologists and expanding our UCSF-affiliated clinical trials are examples of how we deliver world-class cancer services with the convenience, comfort and compassionate care only available through a community hospital.”

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