Centers and Hospitals
The UCSD Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences operates three treatment centers in the San Diego region (La Jolla, Encinitas, Chula Vista) to better serve our patients. A proton center is under development in La Jolla.
The UCSD Radiation Oncology Department is affiliated with four hospitals in the San Diego area: Thornton Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital and the VA Hospital. In addition, the Department is the sole provider for radiation therapy services for Kaiser San Diego and its Zion Hospital.
Inpatients at these hospitals undergoing radiation therapy receive their treatment at our La Jolla facility.
Nevada Cancer Center (Las Vegas)
Located in the Northwest Las Vegas community of Summerlin, the Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is a 142,000 square foot facility which opened in 2005. UC San Diego acquired the NVCI in 2011.
The Radiation department offers state-of-the-art therapies including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain tumors and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). In addition, the department offers patients access to brachytherapy for a variety of tumor sites including prostate and cervical cancers.
One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas NV 89135
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Zion)
The San Diego Kaiser Permanente Medical Center is conveniently located on Zion Avenue in central San Diego. UC San Diego is the sole provider of radiation therapy services for San Diego Kaiser members and UCSD faculty participate in multiple multi-disciplinary tumor boards for Kaiser Permanente patients, including those with lung, breast and head/neck cancers. UCSD radiation oncologists also participate in the weekly general cancer tumor board held at the Kaiser Zion facility.