The Precision Cancer Medicine Building (PCMB), which will provide outpatient cancer care to complement services at the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, was approved this week by the University of California Board of Regents.

Scheduled to open in early 2019, the 179,650-square-foot building will house facilities that include cancer specialty clinics, an infusion center, radiology and radiation oncology therapy. New programs will be accommodated at the site, and existing solid tumor practices at UCSF’s Mount Zion and Mission Bay locations will be consolidated there as well.

Construction of the new building, which is expected to cost $275 million, is scheduled to begin in April. PCMB was planned as part of the initial UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which opened in 2015 and included the UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Building, the UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital, the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. In planning for future demand, the PCMB was designed to meet projected patient volume and population growth through 2030.

Stantec Inc. is serving as architect.