Prostate Cancer Center

The UCSF Prostate Cancer Center provides comprehensive, 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. We're one of the first medical centers in the country to offer the PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) PET scan, a new and highly effective imaging technique for detecting prostate cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body. We also connect patients with integrative medicine services (combining complementary therapies with mainstream treatments), 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 urologic cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and sub-specialists. In addition to caring for patients, our doctors are at the forefront of prostate cancer research, and strive to quickly translate new findings into more effective methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Rankings & achievements

  • usnews-neurology

    Best hospital in Northern California

  • Best in Northern California in cancer care

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    Best in the West in urology

  • n1-2x

    in NIH funding for urology research

  • NIH-2x

    Designated comprehensive cancer center

  • Commission on Cancer accredited program

  • A founding member of this alliance of the world’s top cancer centers

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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    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

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

Measuring Surgical Recovery After Radical Cystectomy

Post-surgical outcomes determined from patient-reported assessment of symptom burden using the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI-BLC form).

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

Descriptive statistics will be used to summarize results.

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PROMOTE: Identifying Predictive Markers of Response for Genitourinary Cancer

Using PARADIGM and DiPSC tools, we will discover the expression and clinical factors that are predictive and correlate with treatment benefit within each treatment cohort.

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ZEN-3694, Enzalutamide, and Pembrolizumab for the Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant ...

Defined as either objective response per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria (complete response (CR), partial response (PR)) or confirmed >= 50% decline from serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) at ...

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Apalutamide With or Without Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Treating Participants With C...

The primary endpoint for the study is the proportion of patients with undetectable serum PSA (< 0.2 ng/mL) at 6 months following completion of apalutamide therapy (18 months from date of randomization). Fisher's exact test will be...

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A Study of RO7198457 as a Single Agent and in Combination With Atezolizumab in Participants Wit...

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CPI-006 Alone and in Combination With Ciforadenant and With Pembrolizumab for Patients With Adv...

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Pembrolizumab +/- SD-101 in Hormone-Naïve Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer With RT and iADT

Only patients in cohort 2, who achieve testosterone recovery to non-castrate levels (>150 ng/dL) at 15 months, will be analyzed for the primary endpoint. The rate of PSA < nadir + 2 ng/mL at 15 months from the start of radiotherap...

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Platform Study for Prostate Researching Translational Endpoints Correlated to Response to Infor...

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Pembrolizumab in Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) With or Without DNA Da...

Radiographic progression free survival (rPFS) is defined as the time from the first day of study treatment with pembrolizumab to the date of documented radiographic tumor progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurs fir...

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    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.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

    Support groups held 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 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.

    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.

    Patient Resource

    Patient and Family Cancer Support 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

    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."

    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.

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