The Right Destination for Cancer Treatment

Why travel from Ashburn Virginia for cancer care? Research indicates cancer patients in your area may benefit from quality outcomes in San Diego, CA.

UC San Diego Health

San Diego, CA

Our unique blend of cancer research and patient care is transforming cancer prevention, detection and care. From basic research in genomics, oncogenic states and cancer network maps to the most advanced treatments, including engineered NK cell therapy, UC San Diego Health is at the forefront in developing promising new therapies and bench-to-bedside innovations, as well as offering the latest surgical technologies and more than 300 interventional treatment trials available to patients today.

Established in 1978, UC San Diego Health’s Moores Cancer Center is San Diego’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. This designation is reserved for centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, translational science, clinical care, education and community contributions. Studies show that outcomes at NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers result in superior survival and recovery rates due to the fullness of care and subspecialty expertise in more than 200 types of cancer.

Nationally Ranked Hospital in 8 Adult Specialties

Every physician within our radiation oncology team is active in peer-reviewed research related to radiation oncology. This emphasis on original research and medical scholarship helps to ensure that our patients will benefit from the best available science and the most current state of understanding of the ever-changing field of cancer care. In addition, UC San Diego Health physicians offer proton therapy though our affiliation with the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, one of the largest and most advanced proton therapy centers in the nation.

  • Nationally Ranked Hospital in Cancer

Quick Facts

  • Armed with groundbreaking clinical research, our dedicated faculty is saving lives and shaping the future of medicine — from primary care to cancer, childbirth and numerous other disciplines.

  • For decades, UC San Diego Health and its schools of medicine and pharmacy have been advancing medicine through breakthrough discoveries — including pioneering firsts in surgery, imaging, cancer treatment and cardiovascular care.

  • It’s all right there. Just waiting. Ready to serve you. A network filled with the most brilliant minds in medicine.

  • The only university-based health care system in San Diego to focus on developing new medicines and therapies — for both common and rare conditions.

  • Our specialty care for complex conditions —including cancer, heart disease, neurosurgery, pulmonology and others— is rated among the nation’s best.