Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program
The UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program is a comprehensive genetic counseling service for families with a history of cancer. It is the largest genetic testing center for cancer in Northern California.
Our genetic counselors provide information about hereditary cancers as well as an assessment of your personal and family history and, when appropriate, genetic testing for cancer predisposition. Counselors and doctors use the findings, along with other cancer risk factors, to design an individualized risk management program for you that includes recommendations for cancer screening and options for preventive measures.
For more information, please visit our FAQ about cancer genetic testing and prevention.
LCGC, MSGenetic counselor
LCGC, MSGenetic counselor
PhD, MSGenetic counselor
MD, MPHClinical genetics specialist
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care
Designated comprehensive cancer center
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
Your Doctor Visit
See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.
What to Bring
- 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 any vitamins or supplements
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Hereditary Cancer Clinic
1825 Fourth Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Our research initiatives
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.