Clinical Colorectal Cancer Research focuses on the epidemiology, prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Patients have access to a team of gastroenterologists, oncologists, colorectal surgeons and nutritionists in one location.
One of the primary objectives of the program is to determine the historical, environmental, dietary and genetic factors as well as the biological markers that identify patients who are at a high-risk of developing colorectal cancer.
The program is developing a registry of Northern California families with colorectal cancer or with a high-risk of developing the condition.
Researchers also are creating a bank of serum and tissue samples from people without cancer and from high-risk individuals and patients with colorectal cancer. Those samples are being analyzed to determine a variety of genetic and histologic markers. Patients are offered general and dietary counseling services and opportunities to enroll in prospective surveillance and chemoprevention studies.
The program is part of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Zion. For more information, contact the Colorectal Cancer Clinic at (415) 353-9888.
Colorectal Cancer Clinic
1600 Divisadero St. Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.