Cancer Services in Encinitas and Vista

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​UC San Diego Health is committed to providing community oncology care at locations throughout San Diego County, including Encinitas and Vista. Patients have the convenience of receiving services close to home, but still have access to an expanded team of experts and the array of services at Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla, including:

Medical Oncology

Our medical oncology programs in Vista and Encinitas include:

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Breast cancer

Our comprehensive program provides high-risk testing and treatment of all stages of breast cancer. We work closely with surgeons and radiation oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center to individualize patient care. Meetings with experts in numerous disciplines are held twice a month to discuss each patient’s conditions and treatment options. The physician team includes Rupa Subramanian, MD, Anjali Bharne, MD, and Anne Wallace, MD.

Gastrointestinal tumors

We see gastrointestinal malignancies including colorectal, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct, and anal cancers. In multidisciplinary fashion we review diagnosis, pathology, staging, prognosis, and treatment. Our team encompasses diversely talented surgeons, radiation oncologists, and gastroenterologists from the community and UC San Diego. Comprehensive services include counseling those with high-risk family histories of colon cancer and screening for some genetically inheritable cancer. The physician team is led by Derek Helton, MD.

Gynecological cancers

Our comprehensive program provides the latest diagnostic testing and treatment for women with gynecological cancer, including uterine, ovarian, cervical, or vulvar cancer, as well as other tumor types. We work closely with national leaders in radiation oncology, cancer genetics, personalized medicine, symptom management and supportive care, and other specialties at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center to offer state-of-the-art care. The physician team is led by Steven Plaxe, MD.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is a complex disease with emerging treatment strategies. Our physicians focus on individualized treatment of patients based on molecular testing of cancers, specialized chemotherapy protocols and consideration of clinical trials. Experts in different medical specialties from throughout UC San Diego review and discuss each patient's condition and treatment options. The physician team is led by Fareeha Siddiqui, MD.


The hematology program offers compassionate, multidisciplinary care for people with a variety of benign blood disorders and cancers that develop in bone marrow, blood and lymph nodes, including:

  • Anemias
  • Coagulation and thrombotic disorders (bleeding and clotting disorders)
  • Leukemia
  • Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes

The physician team is led by Derek Helton, MD, Fareeha Siddiqui, MD, and Anjali Bharne, MD.

Other solid tumors

We deliver exceptional, state-of-the-art care for numerous types of cancer and solid tumors. Apart from the diseases listed above, we treat cancers of nearly all origins, including sarcomas (soft tissue and bone cancers), cancers of the head and neck, bladder, prostate, ovaries, uterus, cervix, testes, and kidneys, and overlapping disorders.

Radiation Oncology and Chemotherapy

We also offer radiation oncology in Encinitas, and lab and infusion services (including chemotherapy) in Vista and Encinitas.