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UCSF – Washington Cancer Center

The UCSF – Washington Cancer Center was established in 2017 to provide residents of the Tri-Cities (Fremont, Newark, Union City) access to the highest-quality cancer treatment, research and technology, close to home. UCSF physicians Bogdan Eftimie and David J. Lee serve as co-medical directors of the Cancer Center, which provides both inpatient and outpatient care.

Patients benefit from a network that combines the strengths, expertise and resources of both organizations to access the latest advances in treatment and research. This includes the opportunity for UCSF – Washington Cancer Center patients to participate in clinical trials and receive treatment in the same place. We are driven to advance patient care by identifying the most promising and precise therapies for every patient we treat, and finding the best solutions for the most difficult cases.

To get an inside look and hear the stories of breast cancer patients at the cancer center, watch this video:

Our cancer care partnership also includes the Washington Radiation Oncology Center (ROC). Led by medical director and UCSF health radiation oncologist, Emi Yoshida, the ROC’s multidisciplinary team uses leading-edge treatment planning and delivery systems. Dr. Yoshida collaborates and works closely with physicians at the UCSF – Washington Cancer Center and others in the community.

Genetic counseling program

For families with a history of cancer, UCSF offers the largest genetic testing center for cancer in Northern California. Genetic counselors, conveniently located in Fremont at Washington Hospital, offer genetic counseling and testing for patients and their families. Based on your family history and other risk factors, genetic counselors provide individualized risk management recommendations, which include options for cancer screening and preventive measures. Genetic counseling is provided for both men and women. A doctor's referral is preferred but not required. Call (510) 818-7356 to schedule an appointment or fax your referral to (510) 818-7825.

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