Marin General Hospital's Cancer Institute gives cancer patients the highest level of personalized, integrative care, close to your home. We provide truly excellent care, in an exceptionally healing environment, from cancer prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment and recovery. While our patients benefit from the latest advancements, our holistic approach focuses on the whole person, weaving complementary therapies from our Center for Integrative Health & Wellness (CIHW) into the overall treatment plan, in order to heal the mind, body and soul. Watch David Gullion, MD, Medical Director of CIHW share the importance of integrative care as an aid during recovery from cancer.

A Leading-Edge Cancer Program

It would be challenging to find anyone whose life has not been touched by cancer, either as a patient, friend, or relative. Millions of people are currently battling the disease or have in the past, and millions of new cases of cancer are diagnosed yearly. Fortunately for our patients, world-class cancer care is available right here at Marin General Hospital – learn more about the awards and accreditations the Institute has received. We offer the advantages of an academic cancer program, delivered in a more intimate, neighborhood setting.

  • A Remarkably Collaborative Team of Experts
    All of our specialists are board-certified, and many trained at top medical schools including Stanford and UCSF. They have chosen to practice at Marin General Hospital because our small size and patient-centric culture allows them to spend more time with their patients. Because cancer treatment usually involves multiple approaches, our specialists collaborate and coordinate with each other so that our patients have an entire team of experts concentrating on their care. 

Our outcomes for breast and prostate cancer consistently
exceed national averages.
 
  • Outstanding Outcomes 
    By integrating the highest level of care with rehabilitation, supportive care, and holistic complementary services, our Cancer Institute achieves outstanding results. The survival rate for cancer patients treated at our Cancer Institute are excellent and our outcomes for breast and prostate cancers consistently surpass national averages.
  • Technology
    We are committed to maintaining a technological edge, with truly state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Our radiation oncology suite has the latest technologies and we currently have some of the nation’s leading diagnostic equipment, including digital mammography. Computer-assisted diagnosis software is used on all mammograms.

Support Groups

The Center for Integrative Health & Wellness at Marin General hosts, sponsors, and facilitates free support groups in an effort to optimize the health and healing of patients, family members and other caregivers of people with cancer. For details and more information, view a complete list of our cancer support groups.
 

(Watch as Dr. David Gullion explains the importance of integrative services during recovery from cancer)
 

Special Recognition

The Cancer Institute at Marin General Hospital has received awards and has been recognized for outstanding achievements by the following organizations:

 

3-Year Accreditation with Commendation (2014-2017) 
Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS)
For the third time in a row, the Cancer Institute at Marin General Hospital received an Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of recognition from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC). In exceeding all seven standards of care considered for special commendation, MCI has earned Gold level designation and the CoC's Outstanding Achievement award. In addition, MCI fulfilled all 27 additional standards required for Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs.
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Breast Center Accreditation (2013-2016)
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers 

Our Breast Health Center has outstanding early detection rates and is one of a few Bay Area Breast Health Centers to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The NAPBC is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education. 
 

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (2014-2017)
American College of Radiology

Marin General Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR award recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. Recognized centers have undergone peer-review evaluations every three years to confirm that they adhere to high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, and quality control and assurance procedures. To maintain their designation, facilities must undergo an on-site review every three years.
 

 

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)
The quality of the care that an oncology patient receives is one of the most important aspects of a successful treatment outcome. QOPI is a program from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which provides oncologists with quality measurement and improvement tools so that they can integrate continuous quality enhancement into their practice. The Cancer Institute at Marin General Hospital is one of only 10 QOPI-certified practices in California and 137 in the nation.