Posted by Michael David on June 8, 2013
Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Diego
Thomas J. Kipps, M.D., Ph.D.
5833 Health Sciences Drive, Room 4305
La Jolla, California 92093-0658
UCSD Cancer Center was founded in 1978 with the award of its first NCI core grant. Since then it has received continuous NCI core grant support, achieving comprehensive cancer center status in 2001. Following a generous contribution from Rebecca and John Moores, it was renamed the Moores Cancer Center of the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. In 2005, the 270,000 square-foot Cancer Center building opened with a landmark consolidation of cancer research and patient care under one roof. The building now represents a major presence on the UCSD campus with highly integrated molecular level laboratory research in oncogenesis, population based studies on the etiology and risks of cancer, and advanced clinical trials toward more effective treatments.
Under the leadership of Dennis Carson, M.D., the Cancer Center is developing relationships with the San Diego biotechnology and pharmaceutical community to accelerate the translation of basic science discoveries into new and improved options for cancer patients, with the goal of creating a molecular targeted, early diagnostics program. The Center’s prevention research seeks to better understand and influence the relationship between the environment and cancer, including diet, tobacco use, exercise and obesity. Many activities involve the community, with projects addressing cancer risk across the culturally diverse landscape of Southern California; and working with neighborhood agencies to educate and assist underserved populations. The mission of the Moores Cancer Center is best reflected in the advanced care of the cancer patient, and the research setting that surrounds it.
At UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, you and our skilled team of radiation oncologists, urologic surgeons, and medical oncologists will collaborate to choose the treatment that is best suited for your case.
Because prostate cancer tends to grow very slowly, treatment may also consist of simple observation, also known as “watchful waiting,” without surgery or radiation. You can ask your physician whether this treatment is appropriate for you.
*Source: National Cancer Institute