Breast Care Center

At the UCSF Breast Care Center, we care for patients with breast cancer and other breast health issues or concerns. We focus on screening for early breast cancer detection and on delivering more effective and less toxic therapies. We also conduct research that explores breast cancer's causes, biology and behavior, with the goal of developing even better prevention and treatment strategies.

Our team of breast surgeons, breast plastic and reconstructive surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists and nutritionists work together to thoroughly address all our patients' concerns. Patients also have access to many support services, from meditation groups to dance classes. To make it easier for patients to access breast care wherever they live, we have locations throughout the Bay Area. See our Breast Care Center locations below and visit our Breast Cancer page for additional services and locations.

After completing cancer treatment, patients are referred to the UCSF Breast Cancer Follow-up Program, where they receive regular breast checkups as well as screening tests and lab evaluations as needed. We also work to address quality-of-life issues that may arise after treatment, such as dealing with the symptoms of chemotherapy-induced menopause, taking hormonal drugs or halting hormone replacement therapy, sexual issues, mood or sleep disturbances, nutrition questions and general well-being.

Our locations (6)

    Our team

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    • Breast surgery (12)
    • Medical oncology (19)
    • Plastic surgery (4)
    • Radiation oncology (2)
    • Radiology (10)
    • Pathology (2)
    • Social work (2)

    Partner clinics (8)

    Breast Imaging

    Breast Imaging

    1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

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    Radiation Oncology Clinic

    Radiation Oncology Clinic

    See all three of our San Francisco locations.

    Breast Care Plastic Surgery Clinic

    Breast Care Plastic Surgery Clinic

    1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    MarinHealth Breast Surgical Oncology & Gynecologic Surgery

    MarinHealth Breast Surgical Oncology & Gynecologic Surgery

    1350 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 300
    Greenbrae, CA 94904

    2

    Hereditary Cancer Clinic

    Hereditary Cancer Clinic

    See both of our San Francisco locations.

    Breast Cancer Prevention Program

    Breast Cancer Prevention Program

    1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
    San Francisco, California 94158

    Lab Services at Mission Bay

    Lab Services at Mission Bay

    1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Lab Services at Mount Zion

    Lab Services at Mount Zion

    2330 Post St., First Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    U.S. News rankings

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • Best in Northern California in cancer care

    Accreditations & memberships

    • National Cancer Institute

      The National Cancer Institute has designated UCSF a comprehensive cancer center, its highest ranking. This designation is awarded to centers that demonstrate scientific excellence and the ability to conduct cancer research across many disciplines.

    • Commission on Cancer

      UCSF's cancer programs have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1933. The CoC is a consortium of groups dedicated to improving cancer patients' survival and quality of life via research, education and better medical care.

    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network

      UCSF is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s top cancer centers. The network brings together leaders in treatment and research to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

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    Study of Radiation Fractionation on Patient Outcomes After Breast REConstruction (FABREC) for I...

    The primary outcome is the change at 6 months from baseline in patient-reported outcomes on the Physical Well Being sub-domain of the FACT-B.

    Recruiting

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    Study of Adagloxad Simolenin (OBI-822)/OBI-821 in the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients With Globo...

    The outcome measure of the study is IDFS, defined by the STEEP system as the first occurrence of the time from the date of randomization to the date of first invasive disease recurrence (local, regional or distant), the date of se...

    Recruiting

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    Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Breast-Cons...

    Local tumor control is defined as no recurrent tumor in the ipsilateral breast. Patients will be regularly monitored as per the individual center's policy provided this meets the minimum trial criteria for follow-up with physical ...

    Recruiting

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    The AVIATOR Study: Trastuzumab and Vinorelbine With Avelumab OR Avelumab & Utomilumab in Advanc...

    Progression Free Survival is defined from the time from randomization to the first occurrence of disease progression as determined by the investigator using RECIST 1.1 or death from any cause, whichever occurs first.

    Recruiting

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    Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of Risk (Wisdom Study)

    Proportion of cancers diagnosed at Stage IIB or higher

    Recruiting

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    Contrast-Enhanced MRI for the Characterization of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

    Conspicuity of DCIS lesion, agreement of disease extent with biopsy, and overall image quality will be used to determine the overall image quality for each MRI.

    Recruiting

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    A Study of Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in Hormone Receptor (HR)-Positiv...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    HKI-272 for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases

    To evaluate the objective response rate in the Central Nervous System by composite response criteria in Cohort 1

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Avelumab With Binimetinib, Sacituzumab Govitecan, or Liposomal Doxorubicin in Treating Patients...

    BORR is defined as the percentage of patients achieving complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1 and will be reported for each arm along with 95% two-side...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Safety Study of SGN-LIV1A in Breast Cancer Patients

    An AE is any untoward medical occurrence in a patient or clinical investigational subject administered a medicinal product and which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with this treatment.

    Recruiting

    Support services

    Support Group

    Art for Recovery

    Creativity can help people with serious illnesses cope, heal and express what they're going through. Find out about our program and how to join.

    Patient Resource

    UCSF Patient Support Corps

    Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is stressful. Get guidance, support and answers to your questions here as you consider your options and make decisions.

    Fitness

    Cancer Exercise Counseling

    Our one-on-one exercise training sessions, customized for your needs and abilities, can complement other cancer treatments and speed your recovery.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

    These groups offered by the Ida and Joseph Friend Patient and Family Cancer Support Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.

    Fitness

    Core & More Class for Cancer Patients

    A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!

    Patient Resource

    Friend to Friend Specialty Shops

    A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

    Class

    Meditation & Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

    Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.

    Patient Resource

    Oncology Social Work

    Social workers offer support, problem-solving, help accessing UCSF cancer-related resources and more. Find out how to contact the social worker for your clinic.

    Patient Resource

    Patient & Family Cancer Support Center

    The center offers wellness programming, community, support groups, classes, workshops and more at no cost to people facing cancer and their loved ones.

    Support Group

    Peer Support Programs for Cancer

    Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."

    Fitness

    Restorative Movement Class

    Explore simple movements that help you feel more powerful and comfortable in your body. This fun and free UCSF class is aimed at those in recovery from cancer.

    Patient Resource

    Spa Infusion

    Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

    Special programs

    Breast Cancer Coordinated Diagnostic Evaluation

    The Breast Cancer Coordinated Diagnostic Evaluation Program evaluates and diagnoses women and men with abnormal mammograms in one day.Learn more here.

    Breast Cancer Second Opinion Tumor Board

    The Tumor Board, also called the Multidisciplinary Case Conference, is a service to obtain a second opinion for patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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    Your Doctor Visit

    See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.

    Learn more

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    Psycho-Oncology

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    Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

    See all five of our Bay Area locations and learn about the program.

    Cancer Center San Mateo

    218 DeAnza Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

    Berkeley Outpatient Center

    3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
    Berkeley, CA 94702

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    Genetic Counseling

    2500 Mowry Ave., Suite 227
    Fremont, CA 94538

    Our research initiatives

    • Athena-Breast-Health-Network-2x

      Athena Breast Health Network

      The Athena Breast Health Network, a collaborative organization that includes UCSF, promotes data sharing to help all partners deliver more effective and personalized care to patients with breast cancer.

    • breast-cancer-trials-2x

      Breast Cancer Trials

      BreastCancerTrials.org helps match patients who want to participate in breast cancer research with open studies that are right for them.

    • UCSF-Helen-Diller-Family-Comprehensive-Cancer-Center-Research-2x

      UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Research

      UCSF is home to a range of research initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for cancer patients everywhere. This includes research on topics such as immunotherapy, BRCA mutations and molecular diagnostic testing.

    Recommended reading

    Navigating Your Path to Breast Care

    Different services and information are needed at different points in breast health care and breast cancer treatment. Learn more here.

    Breast Reconstruction

    Breast reconstruction, surgery to rebuild a breast's shape, is often an option after mastectomy and is covered by some health insurance plans. Learn more now.

    Self-Care and Recovery

    Self-Care and recovery resources including an Introduction to Lifestyle Change, Nutrition and Breast Cancer, Hydration: Water and Health, Meditation and more.

    Breast Cancer Glossary

    Check out our comprehensive Glossary of Breast Cancer terminology, which includes definitions of everything from AC chemotherapy to peripheral neuropathy.

    Breast Cancer Risk Factors

    Click now to find a summary of the factors that increase risk for developing breast cancer, including both factors that we cannot change and those we can.

    Basic Facts About Breast Health

    Learn basic facts about breast structure and function and how to differentiate between the different types and stages of breast cancer.

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