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.

Virtual visits

  • Schedule a Telehealth Appointment

    Many appointments with our clinic can easily be handled by video. To see your provider online instead of in person, just request a video visit and make sure you have a MyChart account. It’s easy to set up and we’re here to help!

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    Patient education

    Taking Charge: If You Are at High Risk for Ovarian Cancer

    If you have an increased risk of ovarian cancer, your doctor may periodically order a blood test that has shown usefulness in finding epithelial ovarian cancer.

    FAQ: Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer

    Do you have a family history of cancer? Genetic counselors can help you understand your cancer risk and make recommendations for screening tests and preventive treatments.

    Decorative Caduceus

    Study of Olaparib (MK-7339) in Combination With Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in the Treatment of Hom...

    ORR is defined as the percentage of participants who have a Complete Response (CR: Disappearance of all target lesions) or a Partial Response (PR: At least a 30% decrease in the sum of diameters of target lesions) per RECIST 1.1. ...

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    Efficacy and Safety of Olaparib (MK-7339) in Participants With Previously Treated, Homologous R...

    ORR is defined as the percentage of participants who achieve a confirmed complete response ([CR]; disappearance of all target lesions) or partial response ([PR]: ≥30% decrease in the sum of diameters of target lesions) as assessed...

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    Decorative Caduceus

    JSI-1187-01 Monotherapy and in Combination With Dabrafenib for Advanced Solid Tumors With MAPK ...

    Safety and tolerability assessed by adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs)

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    U.S. News rankings

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      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.

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

    Class

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Preparing for your appointment

    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

    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.

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    Related clinics

    Genetics and Preventive Genomics Clinic

    2330 Post St., Suite 219
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Hereditary Cancer Clinic

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    See both of our San Francisco locations.

    UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

    Berkeley Outpatient Center

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

    Our research initiatives

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      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.

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