Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic
The clinic coordinates your care with specialists in endocrinology, medical oncology and radiation therapy. We also ensure that you have access to patient services such as pain management and support groups.
Wen T. Shen
MD, MAEndocrine surgeon
Julie Ann Sosa
MD, MA, FACSEndocrine surgeon
Lauren Brown Brenner
NP, MSNNurse practitioner
PA-C, MSPhysician assistant
18F-Fluorocholine for the Detection of Parathyroid Adenomas
The investigators are studying the ability of F18 labeled fluorocholine PET to localize parathyroid adenomas in patients with hyperparathyroidism prior to surgery.
Awards & recognition
Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care
Ranked No. 3 in the nation for diabetes and endocrinology
Best on the West Coast for diabetes and endocrinology
Designated comprehensive cancer center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
The Psycho-Oncology program offers emotional and supportive care to patients of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and their families.
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.
Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and 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
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What to Bring
- Insurance authorization
- Pathology slides with report
- Radiology images (on CD is acceptable)
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Cancer Symptom Management
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Our research initiatives
UCSF Division of Endocrine Surgery Research
The UCSF Endocrine Surgical Oncology Research Program investigates the causes and treatments of thyroid and other endocrine cancers, with the goal of helping more patients survive endocrine cancer and remain cancer free.
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.