About Us

Why Choose UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center?

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, choosing the right service provider ensures you'll receive the best possible care and support. At the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, we understand the day-to-day physical and emotional challenges you face when dealing with cancer.

Our goal is to walk with you through this journey – to provide the highest quality of care, and to support you and your family with utmost compassion. In one place, you will have access to all of the cancer-related treatments, care, and services you may need, as well as our team of experts. We ensure that, from your very first visit to the Cancer Center, you will never feel alone.

Top doctors and latest research

Thousands of individuals turn to Moores Cancer Center for the comprehensive care and complex treatment available only at academic medical centers. Our patients have access to the latest technological advances, compassionately provided by academic physicians and surgeons who possess a tremendous scope of knowledge and depth of expertise. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked our cancer services among the nation's top 50 in nation in its 2013-2014 "Best Hospitals" survey, which also named UC San Diego Health System as the top hospital in San Diego.

In addition, at academic medical centers such as UC San Diego's, world-class researchers are developing and testing the effectiveness of new therapies and medical devices. In short, we base our treatment plans on the latest breakthroughs in medicine. This unique bench-to-bedside approach to cancer research and patient care can only be found in an academic medical setting such as Moores Cancer Center, home to some of the top cancer specialists in the world. Learn more about current research activities.

Comprehensive care

Another benefit of an academic medical center is the team approach to your care. At UC San Diego, you don’t have just one physician, or several physicians from different practices and disciplines whom you hope touch base with one another. Our team includes specialists from:

  • Diagnostic radiology and imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Social work

Your multidisciplinary team works together to decide the best course of treatment. In most instances, we’re all in the same building, making it easier and faster to compare notes, confer regularly with one another, and review your progress.  And we encourage you and your loved ones to take an active role in your care and communicate freely with your health care team.

National Cancer Institute designation

The Moores Cancer Center is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. This designation – reserved for centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education, and community contributions – makes an enormous difference to our patients. Studies show that outcomes are better at NCI-designated centers.

Make an appointment

If you or a loved one would like to become a patient at Moores Cancer Center, you can make an appointment by phone or online, or learn more from our New Patient Orientation Guide.