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UCSF – Washington Cancer Center Expanding to Meet Growing Need

UCSF – Washington Cancer Center Expanding to Meet Growing Need

Patient visits to the UCSF – Washington Cancer Center have grown exponentially in recent years, demonstrating the need for visionary planning to address cancer as one of the top health care priorities in our 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment. We are pleased to announce that construction will soon begin on an expanded 15,000-square-foot cancer center featuring comprehensive oncology services in one modern facility. Completion is expected by the end of the year with the new center opening at the beginning of 2025.

The newly designed and enlarged space in the Washington West building in Fremont will include:

  • Spaces for a collaborative network of interdisciplinary service providers to meet with patients and families including nutritionists, care navigators, social workers, financial counselors, clinical researchers and others.
  • Expanded infusion center with 17 bays, and three private treatment rooms.
  • Comfortable, centralized patient and family waiting area.
  • Large, dedicated full-service pharmacy.

“The UCSF – Washington Cancer Center expansion will allow us to meet the rapidly growing need for more access to advanced cancer care close to home,” says Medical Director and UCSF hematologist–oncologist Bogdan Eftimie, MD. “With the cancer clinics and all support services under one roof, local patients and their families do not need to travel across the Bay for academic-level care and treatments. We have access to the latest in oncology medicine and technology, and when more specialized expertise is needed, we can ensure a seamless transition of care to UCSF, a world leader in oncology.”

Cancer patients will continue to receive advanced, compassionate care from Dr. Eftimie and his colleagues, UCSF hematologist–oncologists Dr. Carlton Scharman and Dr. Matthew Tenold, as well as nurse practitioner Ensun Kim and prominent new UCSF providers joining the team soon.