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Stanford Health Care opens new cancer center in San Jose

Center adds to Stanford's comprehensive cancer services

Stanford Health Care, which operates ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, opened its new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay Monday in San Jose.

Located at 2589 Samaritan Drive, the center adds Stanford Health Care's comprehensive cancer services to the South Bay in a state-of-the-art, patient-oriented facility.

"This new facility extends regional access to Stanford Health Care's leading edge and coordinated care."

"We are truly excited to extend Stanford's comprehensive and compassionate cancer care to more Bay Area residents," said Dr. Patrick Swift, the South Bay center's medical director. "This new facility extends regional access to Stanford Health Care's leading edge and coordinated care."

Planning for the building included extensive workflow design in partnership with Stanford's Patient and Family Advisory Councils, members of the local community, and a multidisciplinary team of physicians and staff to provide a welcoming and efficient layout.

Patients interested in receiving their care at the Stanford Cancer Center South Bay should call (408) 426-4900 or visit stanfordhealthcare.org/cancercentersouthbay to schedule an appointment. Patients may also speak with their oncologist about the new location.

Stanford is known for a number of key breakthroughs in cancer, including the initial development of the tumor board, the first medical use of a linear accelerator, invention of the CyberKnife for focused radiation therapy, development of one of the first targeted cancer treatments through the use of monoclonal antibodies, and a host of other advances, several of which will be available in the new South Bay location.

Stanford Health Care is a leading academic health system and part of Stanford Medicine, which includes the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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