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Moores Cancer Center

Established in 1979, the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is one of just 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. Such centers are prominent among the leading institutions in the nation dedicated to scientific innovation and clinical excellence. Moores Cancer Center is the only place in San Diego and Imperial counties to have earned this honor.

The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and for the amelioration of pain.

Our unique "bench-to-bedside" approach to cancer research and patient care supports the broadest range of cancer activities in the San Diego region. From research in molecular genetics to the most advanced treatments, Moores Cancer Center is at the forefront of the fight against cancer; developing promising new therapies and making them available to cancer patients throughout the region.

In 2005, the Cancer Center dedicated its new home, adjacent to Thornton Hospital. The new facility unites cancer-related research laboratories, clinical trials, prevention and outreach programs, and clinical care under one roof. The building comprises two structures — a three-story facility for clinical services and administration, and a five-story research tower —that share a common base. This design encourages interaction and intellectual exchanges between our world-renowned clinicians and researchers.

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Moores Cancer Center

Moores Cancer Center

  • 3855 Health Sciences Dr.
    La Jolla, CA 92093
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