High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic
The UCSF High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic provides the most advanced medical and surgical care for patients at high risk for nonmelanoma skin cancer. These include:
- Organ and bone marrow transplant recipients
- People with certain genetic syndromes, such as basal cell nevus syndrome, Bazex syndrome, Rombo syndrome and xeroderma pigmentosum
- Leukemia and lymphoma patients, including those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Patients with long-term iatrogenic immunosuppression – a suppressed immune system caused by medical treatment
- Those with long-term HIV
Our experts provide the following services:
- Early intervention for nonmelanoma skin cancer
- Access to dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons
- Prompt surgical care to maximize cure rates
- Individually designed treatment plans
- Patient education to prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer
For more information about transplant recipients and skin cancer, see "What Transplant Patients Need to Know About Skin Cancer" on the UCSF Department of Dermatology site.
Information for medical professionals is also available on the department site.
Doctor referral required
Awards & recognition
Among the top hospitals in the nation
Best in Northern California for cancer care (tie)
Designated comprehensive cancer center
Plan your visit
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
Our research initiatives
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.