The Prostate Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic is for patients at high risk for developing prostate cancer. Patients are determined to be at high risk based on family history, African-American ethnicity, an elevated level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), or a previous prostate biopsy that showed abnormalities, such as atypia or prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).
When several members of a family have cancer, particularly at a young age, suspicions are raised about the possibility of inherited cancer-causing genes. This is called having a "genetic predisposition" for cancer.
In some families, genetic testing may identify altered cancer predisposition genes that are passed from parent to child. Genetic information may help some people learn if they have an increased likelihood of developing certain cancers or if inherited factors contribute to their own cancer. People at an increased risk for cancer may take steps to reduce their risk through regular screening and prevention strategies.
Our clinic is an extension of the UCSF Cancer Risk Program.
The clinic's services include:
Certain criteria may indicate a higher risk for prostate cancer. For example, African-American men in general have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than Caucasian men. Other criteria include:
See our Online Peer Support service for prostate cancer patients.
You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.
Prostate Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic
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.
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 at 1635 Divisadero St. and the other at 2420 Sutter St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.
The 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.
For more information about parking in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit www.1635divisaderogarage.com.
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 receive a daily maximum rate of $12.
For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.
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.