University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Precision Cancer Medicine Building

The Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB) at UCSF Mission Bay will unify outstanding researchers and clinicians to deliver novel, personalized treatments to cancer patients. Construction will commence in 2017, and the facility will open to patients in 2019.


Laurel Bray-Hanin, vice president and chief operating officer of cancer services, UCSF Health, answers some common questions about the Precision Cancer Medicine Building.

Perspectives on the PCMB: September 2018

Video by Emily Phillips

PCMB Progress: October 2018

Groundbreaking for the PCMB 
April 14, 2017

HDFCCC PCMB Groundbreaking

Click below for a closer look at the latest renderings:


Groundbreaking for the Precision Cancer Medicine Building took place Friday, April 14, with Chancellor Sam Hawgood, School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, and HDFCCC President Alan Ashworth donning hard-hats and shovels to note the official start of construction.

A small gathering of UCSF staff, physicians, scientists, and administrators joined philanthropists and members of the construction and design teams to commemorate the event.

UCSF Precision Cancer Medicine Building Design Focuses on Patient Experience
March 20, 2017

“The PCMB represents an unprecedented advance for people with cancer – inspired by two ideals. Bring the latest and most personalized treatments to patients quicker than ever before and ensure our patients are front and center in everything we do."

Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, president of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) and senior vice president for cancer services at UCSF Health.

Patient-Centered Design Concept

Based on projected patient volume and regional population growth through 2030, the future Precision Cancer Medicine Building will include:

  • 120 exam rooms to support physician practice clinics
  • 45 infusion bays with private spaces and social area
  • 3 radiation oncology rooms and an MRI simulator
  • imaging and diagnostics
  • resource center and support services
  • lab services 

Architect and Design Process

We have selected international architecture firm Stantec Inc. to design the state-of-the-art PCMB that will integrate research and world-class patient care on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Stantec, which was selected for its extensive experience designing academic medical- and cancer centers, joins California-based health care general contractor, Rudolph and Sletten, to form the design-build team for this new, adult outpatient cancer center.

Read more about the architect and design process.

Location at UCSF Mission Bay

Located along 16th Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, adjacent and connected to the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, the new facility will consolidate UCSF’s current solid tumor practices at Mount Zion and Mission Bay into one location. 

Location of PCMB at UCSF Mission Bay

Learn more about the Precision Cancer Medicine Building

Download a brochure about the PCMB

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make a giftFor information about making a gift and naming opportunities within the building, please contact Melanie Ranen, Director of Development, at or (415) 476-5079.