There’s one thing that made possible the construction of the state-of-the-art Prebys Cancer Center on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego: philanthropy. The $59 million state-of-the-art cancer center, located on Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, was made possible by late philanthropist Conrad Prebys, a longtime Scripps supporter. When the Prebys Cancer Center officially opens its doors in late summer 2021, patients in central and south San Diego will have access to Scripps MD Anderson’s leading-edge cancer treatments and support services close to home.
Innovative treatments that will be offered in the comprehensive outpatient facility include a chemotherapy/immune therapy infusion suite and radiation therapy with the most advanced TrueBeam linear accelerators available. Patient support services will be interwoven into the center’s programs in the newly renovated Woltman Family College Building. Once renovations are complete, the Woltman Family College Building will also provide spiritual and palliative care, integrative medicine, ongoing support for patients with cancer, graduate medical education and more.
*This article was published prior to Prebys Cancer Center’s opening on September 13, 2021.