Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion

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The Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program is a comprehensive genetic counseling service for families with a history of cancer. It is the largest, most comprehensive genetic testing center for cancer in Northern California.

Genetic counselors assess personal and family history, provide education and counseling and, when appropriate, offer genetic testing for cancer predisposition genes. Based on family history, other cancer risk factors and genetic testing results, counselors and doctors provide an individualized risk management program for each patient, which includes recommendations for cancer screening and options for preventive measures.

The service includes a Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program.

For more information on the program, please see FAQ: Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program.

Depending on your health insurance, you may need a referral from a primary care doctor.

Getting Here

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional Locations
Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mission Bay

What to Bring

    • Any previous test results or reports related to your condition
    • List of current medications, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Required Forms

If you have an appointment for genetic counseling, please complete and return the following forms prior to your appointment:

  • Family and medical history questionnaire — Personal and family medical history provides important information for cancer risk assessment. Note: Please print the questionnaire in a horizontal or "landscape" format.
  • Medical record release form — Reviewing the medical records of individuals diagnosed with cancer is an important part of cancer risk assessment. Please have medical record release forms completed and signed by you and other members of your family diagnosed with cancer or their next-of-kin.
  • Insurance verification form — If this is your first time being seen at UCSF Medical Center, please complete an insurance verification form and provide a copy of both sides of your insurance card.


Parking at Mount Zion

Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St. and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.

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 ($12 daily maximum for patients with a valid disabled placard). If you have a valid disabled placard, you may have the parking fee reduced to $6 by obtaining a parking voucher from your clinic or the lobby information desk at 1600 Divisadero Street. Present the voucher, your disabled parking placard and your garage receipt to the cashier.

For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.

The public parking lot at 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. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.

For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit

Other public parking garages are available nearby.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 24

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

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

UCSF Shuttles

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.

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Our Team

Liane Abrams
Liane Abrams, LCGC, MS
Genetic counselor
Amie Blanco
Amie Blanco
Genetic counselor
Miya Frick
Miya Frick, LCGC, MS
Genetic counselor
Dena Goldberg
Dena Goldberg, LCGC, MS
Genetic counselor
Robin Lee
Robin Lee
Genetic counselor
Lisa Mar
Lisa Mar, LCGC, MS
Genetic counselor
Robert Nussbaum
Robert Nussbaum, MD
Medical geneticist
Lara Reichman
Lara Reichman, LCGC, MSc
Genetic counselor

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