Established in 1979, the University of California (UC), San Diego Moores Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the United States dedicated to cancer research, clinical care, education and community contribution.
Adjacent to the Thornton Hospital, the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center links clinical and basic research within a single facility, uniting cancer-related research laboratories, clinical trials, prevention and outreach programs, and clinical care under one roof. It is currently home to 350 scientists and physicians from 17 university departments, emphasising the multidisciplinary nature of the research. As part of the San Diego National Cancer Institute Centers Council (C3), the center is linked to the Cancer Centers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research and Salk Institutes, thereby expanding the infrastructure and capacity dedicated to cancer research in San Diego. The Center Director, Prof Scott Lippmann (MD), and the Chair for the Department of Urology, Prof Christopher Kane (MD, FACS), are both supportive of expanding collaboration to Australia as part of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research initiative on Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis (ProMis).