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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    Our team

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

    Statistical analysis of this study is primarily descriptive and exploratory. An "intent to treat" analysis will be conducted mainly using the log-rank test and Kaplan-Meier to compare hazard rates. Other parametric and nonparametr...

    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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    I-SPY 2 TRIAL: Neoadjuvant and Personalized Adaptive Novel Agents to Treat Breast Cancer

    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

    Decorative Caduceus

    Phase I Tolerability, Efficacy, and Safety Study of Pazopanib in Combination With PCI-24781 in ...

    A dose limiting toxicity (DLT) will be defined as any predetermined adverse events occurring during Cycle 1 when association to therapy that is part of this study is related or possibly related

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Study of Abemaciclib (LY2835219) Combined With Fulvestrant in Women With Hormone Receptor Pos...

    PFS defined as the time from the date of randomization to the first evidence of disease progression as defined by response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST) v1.1 or death from any cause. Progressive Disease (PD) was at ...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Phase 1/2, Study Evaluating the Safety, Tolerability, PK, and Efficacy of AMG 510 in Subjects...

    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

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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

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • Best in Northern California in 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.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

    Support groups held 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 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.

    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.

    Patient Resource

    Patient and Family Cancer Support 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

    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."

    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 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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    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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    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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