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Prostate Cancer Center

The Prostate Cancer Center at UCSF is dedicated to providing the best comprehensive care for those with the disease and those at risk of developing it. Our experts share one vision — to prevent and cure prostate cancer and improve the quality of life of men undergoing treatment.

The center's services include:

  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Second opinions
  • Treatment options, including new and experimental treatments
  • Specialized care for men at high risk
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Our emphasis is on prostate cancer screening and counseling for early detection, individually tailored treatment plans that may include a variety of approaches, and research to better understand the disease and its causes. Treatment may include several options, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. We also provide nutrition counseling, support groups, patient education materials and free classes at the UCSF Cancer Resource Center.

For patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, the Prostate Cancer Center presents an educational overview of living with prostate cancer, covering diagnosis, treatment options and outcomes, and recovery, as well as diet and lifestyle changes, complementary therapies and stress reduction.

The center also participates in the state-funded Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment for Californians with Prostate Cancer (IMPACT) that provides services to low-income men in California with limited or no health insurance.

In addition, we are at the forefront of prostate cancer research exploring the biological processes underlying the disease and translating these discoveries into more effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies.

See our Online Peer Support service for prostate cancer patients.

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Getting Here

Prostate Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

    • Recent radiology reports and scans, including X-rays, magnetic resonance images (MRIs) and ultrasound scans films or CDs, that relate to your medical condition, as well as written reports that accompany those films.
    • Pathology reports of any biopsies or tests. Please bring glass pathology slides from the lab or office where the test was performed.
    • Copies of all records relevant to your condition, including your last laboratory report and the most recent report or dictation from the doctor who referred you to UCSF. This may include records from your primary care physician, oncologist or surgeon.
    • Copies of your insurance cards.
    • A list of all your doctors including their mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers.

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Special Programs

Parking

Parking at Mount Zion

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. Those with a valid disabled placard may have their parking fee waived by obtaining a parking voucher from their clinic or the lobby information desk at 1600 Divisadero Street. Present the voucher, your disabled parking placard and your garage receipt to the cashier.

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.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 24

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

UCSF Shuttles

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.

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Clinic Team

Peter R Carroll
Dr. Peter R. Carroll,
urologic cancer surgeon
Matthew Cooperberg
Dr. Matthew Cooperberg,
genitourinary cancer specialist
Lawrence Fong
Dr. Lawrence Fong,
genitourinary cancer specialist
Terence Friedlander
Dr. Terence Friedlander,
genitourinary cancer specialist
Alexander Gottschalk
Dr. Alexander Gottschalk,
radiation cancer specialist
Kirsten Greene
Dr. Kirsten Greene,
urologic cancer surgeon
Andrew Hsieh
Dr. Andrew Hsieh,
genitourinary cancer specialist
Amy Lin
Dr. Amy Lin,
genitourinary cancer specialist
Maxwell Meng
Dr. Maxwell Meng,
urologic cancer surgeon
Mack Roach
Dr. Mack Roach,
radiation cancer specialist
Charles Ryan
Dr. Charles Ryan,
genitourinary cancer specialist
Katsuto Shinohara
Dr. Katsuto Shinohara,
urologic cancer surgeon
Eric Small
Dr. Eric Small,
genitourinary cancer specialist
Zhen Jane Wang
Dr. Zhen Jane Wang,
radiologist
Antonio Westphalen

Patient Experiences

Cancer Center Orientation