Institute for Cancer Care, Research
Why the Urgency?
Cancer isn’t an epidemic we are planning for. It is a chronic condition we are fighting every day by continuing to invest in excellent infrastructure and providing personalized care services to thousands of people in our community who have, or will have, this disease.
The total number of cancer cases in San Mateo County is expected to double in the next 20 years. This increase is largely because the number of San Mateo County residents over age 65 will increase by 72 percent and those individuals are more likely to develop cancer. Access to a high quality, comprehensive and coordinated cancer care program will be vital to serve these increased numbers of patients with cancer.
A number of key factors ensure our patients receive a world-class experience, right here in their own community.
- Fellowship-trained physicians from premier medical institutions
- Board-certified physicians with exceptional expertise in various specialties
- Focus on providing compassionate care that isn’t just limited to people with cancer but extends to their loved ones
- Build on our foundation of interdisciplinary, coordinated cancer care and expand services to meet the needs of our community
- Develop a clinical research program centered on access to the latest treatments tailored to each patient’s individual needs
A Proven Track Record
- Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program accreditation by the American College of Surgeons
- 3-year Breast MRI Program accreditation from the American College of Radiology
- Bay Area’s highest quality diagnosis and treatment resources recognition
- 1st Bay Area community hospital to introduce new radiation technologies that reduce side effects and treatment time
- 1st Bay Are site and only community hospital to participate in a national study of early lung cancer detection