The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Melanoma Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of melanoma with all stages of melanoma, from diagnosis of early lesions to therapy for late-stage disease. Patients are cared for in the center. The cancer center has been designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute since 1999.
Experts here are pioneers in translating transformative research into improved cancer treatment. Patients are seen by the appropriate specialists (dermatologists, melanoma surgeons, and medical oncologists) depending on the stage of their melanoma. When indicated, a multidisciplinary tumor board reviews the case and makes specific treatment recommendations.
Call (415) 353-7817 (Aisling Oflynn) or (415) 353-9900 (call center) and book a new patient appointment.
If you have access problems to our system via phone, email Aisling Oflynn: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to send medical records, our fax number is 415-353-7893.
Metastatic melanoma (new patients)
Call: (415) 353-9900 (call center). If you experience any problems, please call or email our assistants: Sarah Rankin: (415) 353 9922, email@example.com or Emily Mooney: (415) 353-7022, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't hear from us within 24 hours, email the doctors directly: Dr. Susana Ortiz-Urda: email@example.com, 650-224-8265 or Dr. Adil Daud: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: We have two different clinic locations. The one you visit depends on the type of melanoma you have.
Patients with metastatic melanoma visit:
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Patients with all other stages of melanoma visit:
Melanoma Clinic in the Dermatology Department
1701 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor (Mondays), Third Floor (Tuesdays)
San Francisco CA 94115
All melanoma patients and those at high risk for the development of melanoma are suitable for referral to the cancer center's melanoma program. Newly diagnosed patients and those who have suffered a recurrence of melanoma receive:
Those at risk of developing melanoma — such as people with a family history of melanoma, those with numerous moles/atypical moles, or those with a genetic mutation carrying an increased risk for melanoma — receive a complete evaluation including:
More than 600 new patients are seen in the program annually.
Several active clinical trials are ongoing at any given time. For a complete list of cancer clinical trials at UCSF including melanoma trials, visit: www.cancer.ucsf.edu/trials.
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St.and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.
The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum. The daily maximum for patrons with disability placards is $12.
For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.
The public parking lot at 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.
For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit www.1635divisaderogarage.com.
Other public parking garages are available nearby.
Metered street parking is rarely available.
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:
The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.
For more information about Muni, visit www.sfmuni.com.
* Wheelchair accessible bus routes
Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.
For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.