Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

At the UCSF Carol Franc Buck 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 surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists and nutritionists work together to thoroughly address all your concerns. You will also have access to many support services, from meditation groups to dance classes.

After you complete your cancer treatment, your care team will refer you to the UCSF Breast Cancer Follow-up Program. You will 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.

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

    This phase IV trial studies the side effects of intraoperative radiation therapy and how well it works in treating patients with breast cancer undergoing breast-conserving surgery. Delivering radiation one time to th...

    Recruiting

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    Study of Adagloxad Simolenin (OBI-822) and OBI-821 Versus Placebo Treatment for High Risk Early...

    This is a Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, study to prospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of adagloxad simolenin (OBI 822)/OBI-821 treatment, compared to placebo, in patients with ear...

    Recruiting

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

    The purpose of this research study is to determine how well neratinib works in treating breast cancer that has spread to the brain. Neratinib is a recently discovered oral drug that may stop breast cancer cells from ...

    Recruiting

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    Avelumab With Binimetinib, Utomilumab, or Anti-OX40 Antibody PF-04518600 in Treating Triple Neg...

    This phase II trial studies how well avelumab in combination with binimetinib, utomilumab, or anti-OX40 antibody PF-04518600 works in treating patients with triple negative breast cancer that is stage IV or is not ab...

    Recruiting

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

    This study is designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of several immunotherapy-based combination treatments in participants with inoperable locally advanced or metastatic HR-positive, HER2-neg...

    Recruiting

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    Fulvestrant, Palbociclib and Erdafitinib in ER+/HER2-/FGFR-amplified Metastatic Breast Cancer

    This is an open-label, multi-institution, phase Ib trial that evaluates the safety and tolerability and preliminary anti-tumor activity of fulvestrant, palbociclib and erdafitinib in patients with ER+/HER2-/FGFR-ampl...

    Recruiting

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    Pembrolizumab With Carboplatin Compared to Carboplatin Alone in Breast Cancer Patients With Che...

    This is a phase II multicenter study including breast cancer patients with chest wall disease that is hormone resistant (estrogen receptor (ER) positive/progesterone receptor (PR) positive/human epidermal growth fact...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Neratinib HER Mutation Basket Study (SUMMIT)

    This is an open-label, non-randomized, multicenter, multinational, Phase 2 study exploring the efficacy and safety of neratinib as monotherapy or in combination with other therapies in patients with ERBB mutation-pos...

    Recruiting

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    Oral Paclitaxel Efficacy Safety and PK in Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of DHP107 (Oral Paclitaxel, Korea brand name: Liporaxel®) compared to IV Paclitaxel in patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Breast...

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    APL-101 Study for NSCLC With c-Met EXON 14 Skip Mutations and c-Met Dysregulation Advance Solid...

    The primary Phase 1 purpose of this study is to assess overall safety and tolerability and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of APL-101. The Phase 2 portion will assess efficacy of the dose determined in phase 1 in i...

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • n8-2x

      Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care

    • NIH-2x

      Designated comprehensive cancer center

    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.

    Patient Resource

    Cancer Resource Center

    You'll find support groups, classes, a library, treatment information, special events and much more to promote wellness and healing for patients and families.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

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

    Fitness

    Core and More Class

    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 Gift Shop

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

    Fitness

    Healing Through Dance Class

    Use movement, expression, imagery and creativity to enhance your own healing. Open to all cancer patients (including non-UCSF) and their caregivers.

    Class

    Meditation and 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 can be key members of your cancer care team. Reach out for support, problem solving and help accessing UCSF's many cancer-related resources.

    Support Group

    Peer Support Program 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."

    Patient Resource

    Psycho-Oncology

    The Psycho-Oncology program offers emotional and supportive care to patients of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and their families.

    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.

    International Services

    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.

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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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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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    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

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    Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

    1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
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    Cancer Symptom Management

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    Radiation Oncology

    1825 Fourth St., First Floor, Room M2267
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    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.

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