UCSF and St. Joseph's Collaborate to Advance Cancer Care in San Joaquin County

By Elizabeth Fernandez    |   UCSF.edu | December 13, 2012

UCSF and St. Joseph's Collaborate to Advance Cancer Care in San Joaquin County

Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH

St. Joseph's Medical Center is bringing advanced cancer care to San Joaquin County with a new collaboration between St. Joseph's Regional Cancer Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center that will enhance patient care and access to clinical trials.

"Cancer touches the lives of thousands of people in our community - we are very proud to be combining our expertise with that of UCSF to elevate the level of care available to treat these individuals," said Don Wiley, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Medical Center.
 
The affiliation bolsters the excellent care and support already offered at St. Joseph's Regional Cancer Center - San Joaquin County's only accredited cancer center - by pairing it with one of the premier cancer centers in the world.
 
"Our new collaboration with St. Joseph's reflects our mission to make high-level cancer care more broadly available to people in Northern California," said Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH, director of clinical services and strategic planning at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
 
UCSF currently is affiliated with six other cancer centers: Enloe Medical Center in Chico; Mercy Medical Center in Redding; St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena; Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno; Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula; and the Regional Cancer Center at ValleyCare in Pleasanton.
 

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