Prostate Cancer Center

The UCSF Prostate Cancer Center provides comprehensive and cutting-edge care to patients with prostate cancer as well as men at high risk of developing the condition. With an emphasis on early screening and detection, our center offers a range of services, from active surveillance for low-risk cancers to new and advanced treatments. Hormone therapy is provided in our STAND Clinic, which customizes treatment plans to help patients manage the side effects of this therapy. We also connect patients with complementary and integrative medicine services, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, support groups and educational resources. Our mission is to optimize our patients' quality of life during treatment and beyond. 

Our team combines the expertise of genitourinary oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists and urologic cancer surgeons. In addition to caring for patients, our physicians are at the forefront of prostate cancer research, and strive to quickly translate new findings into more effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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    Patient education

    Patient's Guide to Prostate Cancer

    Understanding prostate cancer and making treatment decisions can be difficult. We hope these guidelines will help you in the course of treatment you choose.

    Prostate Cancer Glossary

    Use this Prostate Cancer Glossary to help you understand some of the more esoteric terminology including, adjuvant, brachytherapy, seminal vesicles and more.

    Nutrition and Prostate Cancer

    Good nutrition may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer and help reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression. Learn more here.

    FAQ: Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Answers to commonly asked questions about radiation therapy for prostate cancer, including what you can expect to feel during and after, side effects, and special issues.

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Study of Enfortumab Vedotin Alone or With Other Therapies for Treatment of Urothelial Cancer

    This study will test an experimental drug (enfortumab vedotin) alone and with different combinations of anticancer therapies. Pembrolizumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) that is used to treat patients with ...

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Predicting the Risk of Failure in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate ...

    RATIONALE: Gathering information about the Gleason score, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, and cancer stage from patients who have undergone radiation therapy for prostate cancer may help doctors predict how pa...

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    Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection in Treating Patients With Testicular Seminoma

    This phase II trial studies how well retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) works in treating patients with stage I-IIa testicular seminoma. The retroperitoneum is the space in the body behind the intestines t...

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    A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pemigatinib (INCB054828) in Subjects With Urothe...

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the overall response rate (ORR) of pemigatinib as a monotherapy in the treatment of metastatic or surgically unresectable urothelial carcinoma harboring FGF/FGFR alterations.

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    Awards & recognition

    • n8-2x

      Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care

    • n1-2x

      in NIH funding for urology research

    • n4-2x

      Ranked No. 3 in the nation for urology

    • 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.

    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 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.

    Support Group

    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.

    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.

    Fitness

    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.

    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.

    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."

    Patient Resource

    Psycho-Oncology

    The Psycho-Oncology program offers emotional and supportive care to patients of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and their families.

    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.

    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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    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

    Related clinics

    Cancer Symptom Management

    1825 Fourth St.
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    STAND Clinic

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

    Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

    1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Our research initiatives

    • 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.

    • UCSF-Prostate-Cancer-Program-Research-2x

      UCSF Prostate Cancer Program Research

      The UCSF Prostate Cancer Program conducts research aimed at discovering how prostate cancer develops and progresses, finding the best methods of predicting patient outcomes and developing treatments to improve these outcomes

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