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Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

The UCSF Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic offers the most advanced and effective treatments available for cancerous as well as benign gastrointestinal conditions. These include conditions involving the anus, bile duct, colon, esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, peritoneal cavity, rectum, small intestine, spleen and stomach.

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    Our team

    Early-Onset Colon Cancer

    Colon cancer rates are rising for people under 50. Watch leading doctors discuss possible reasons, risk factors and available treatments.

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    Testing Cabozantinib in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors

    Will be assessed per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 determined by retrospective independent central review. Will be compared between treatment arms using the stratified log rank test at one-sided level 0...

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    A Study of Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in Participants With Metastatic ...

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    Mechanisms of Resistance to PSMA Radioligand Therapy

    The unit density sphere model will be implemented using OLINDA, a second-generation personal computer software for internal dose assessment in nuclear medicine to measure mean dose across all metastatic lesions. This approach uses...

    Recruiting

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    Imaging of Solid Tumors Using FAP-2286

    The frequency and severity of treatment emergent adverse events following FAP-2286 injection will be descriptively reported as classified and graded by National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI ...

    Recruiting

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    Imaging of Pathologic Fibrosis Using 68Ga-FAP-2286

    Proportion of participants with Adverse Events, as graded by National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) version 5.0 will be reported.

    Recruiting

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    Fluoroethyltyrosine in Detecting Tumors in Participants With Recurrent Intracranial Tumors

    Radiologists will classify lesions based on imaging as either having recurrent disease or not having recurrent disease. True Positives (TP) are defined as an FET PET read positive for tumor and pathology/follow-up demonstrates tum...

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    U.S. News rankings

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      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • One of the nation's best in gastroenterology & GI surgery

    • Best in Northern California for cancer care (tie)

    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

    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.

    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 Nutrition Counseling

    UCSF Health offers free nutrition counseling to our patients with cancer, as well as nutrition seminars that are open to anyone. Learn more.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

    These groups offered 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 & More Class for Cancer Patients

    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 Specialty Shops

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

    Class

    Meditation & 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 offer support, problem-solving, help accessing UCSF cancer-related resources and more. Find out how to contact the social worker for your clinic.

    Patient Resource

    Patient & Family Cancer Support Center

    The center offers wellness programming, community, support groups, classes, workshops and more at no cost to people facing cancer and their loved ones.

    Support Group

    Peer Support Programs 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

    Spa Infusion

    Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

    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 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

    Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    See both of our San Francisco locations.

    Cancer Symptom Management

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St.
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Liver Tumor Clinic

    350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    Pancreas Center

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Psycho-Oncology

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St.
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Cancer Center Redwood City

    2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 130
    Redwood City, CA 94062

    Cancer Center San Mateo

    218 DeAnza Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

    Berkeley Outpatient Center

    3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 280
    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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