Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Program
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The UCSF Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Program cares for men and women who have completed treatment for any type of gastrointestinal cancer. Our goals are to promote wellness, to help you learn more about health issues and stressors that may occur after treatment and to provide you with strategies to address these issues.

We offer resources from many different specialties, including nutrition, exercise and rehabilitation, psycho-oncology, fertility and sexual health, stoma care, integrative oncology and genetic risk counseling. Your care will be coordinated by clinicians with expertise and training in both survivorship and gastrointestinal cancers. We work collaboratively with your other health care providers to ensure that knowledge and understanding of your cancer history informs your ongoing care.

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What to Expect

At your first appointment, a nurse practitioner will review your personal cancer journey as well as your current status. The visit will include:

  • A review of your medical history
  • A physical exam
  • Appropriate surveillance assessments for your personal cancer history
  • Assessment of any long-term or late effects of cancer and its treatment (both physical and psychological)
  • A discussion of how to prevent new health problems
  • A discussion of healthy lifestyle recommendations, including nutrition, exercise and tobacco cessation
  • Recommendations for age-appropriate screening for other cancers

After your first visit, we will provide a treatment summary and survivorship care plan to you, your primary care physician and the physician who referred you to the clinic. All your surveillance recommendations will be developed based on national guidelines with input from your care team.

At follow-up visits, we will review results of interval surveillance studies as well as any ongoing issues related to your previous cancer diagnosis. In the case of any abnormal findings, or if there is a change in your cancer treatment plan, follow-up with your oncology treatment team will be coordinated.

Research

You may be asked if you'd like to participate in ongoing research projects that are relevant to your condition. Our goal is to learn more about our patients' long-term symptoms, quality of life and behaviors during the survivorship phase of care. For gastrointestinal cancers in particular, there is a lack of published research on this subject. Please ask us about opportunities to participate in research.

Survivor Choices for Eating and Drinking (SUCCEED) — Colorectal Cancer

Participants in the SUCCEED study will receive dietary guidance through personalized tracking tools and daily text messages. More information: http://clinicaltrials.ucsf.edu/trial/NCT02965521
Contact: Marissa Savoie, (415) 353-7683 or SUCCEEDstudy@ucsf.edu

Lifestyle and Outcomes after Gastro-Intestinal Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study (LOGIC)

The goal of the LOGIC study is to learn more about quality of life, psychological well-being, and risk factors for cancer recurrence in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Participants are asked to complete surveys online every six months for five years and annually thereafter.
Contact: Marissa Savoie, (415) 353-7683 or LOGICstudy@ucsf.edu

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Getting Here

Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Program
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

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.

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Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
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Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Our Team

Katherine Van Loon
Dr. Katherine Van Loon,
gastrointestinal oncologist
Angela Laffan
Angela Laffan,
nurse practitioner
Mekhail Anwar
Dr. Mekhail Anwar,
radiation oncologist
Evelyn Mok-Lin
Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin,
reproductive endocrinologist
Mitchell Rosen
Dr. Mitchell Rosen,
fertility physician
Tami Rowen
Dr. Tami Rowen,
obstetrician and gynecologist
James Smith
Dr. James Smith,
urologist
Amie Blanco
Amie Blanco,
genetic counselor
Wendy Katzman
Wendy Katzman,
physical therapist
Greta Macaire
Greta Macaire,
dietitian
Lisa Ploss
Lisa Ploss,
dietitian
Dianne Shumay
Dianne Shumay,
psychologist

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