Radiation Oncology

UCSF Radiation Oncology provides treatments to shrink or eliminate tumor cells without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. The goal is to use high-dose X-ray beams to remove the cancer, keep it from spreading or improve patients' quality of life by relieving pain and other symptoms.

Our service is world renowned for offering the best possible treatment planning and care to patients while working to develop new and better treatment options for future patients.

Doctor referral required

Our locations

Expand Map

    Decorative Caduceus

    Ride to Care - A Pilot Study to Investigate the Clinical and Quality of Life Benefit of Elimina...

    This trial studies how well Uber health intervention works in eliminating transportation barriers for disadvantaged patients with cancer that has spread to nearby tissue, lymph nodes, or other places in the body, und...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Nivolumab + Chemoradiation in Stage II-IVB Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC)

    This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab and chemoradiotherapy works in treating patients with stage II-IVB nasopharyngeal cancer. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may block tumor growth in different w...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Pembrolizumab With and Without Radiotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    This is a randomized single-institution, phase II, open-label clinical trial of neoadjuvant pembrolizumab with or without low-dose stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) in stage I-IIIA non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) pa...

    Recruiting

    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...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Effect of TTFields (150 kHz) in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients With 1-10 Brain Met...

    The study is a prospective, randomized controlled phase III trial, to test the efficacy, safety and neurocognitive outcomes of advanced NSCLC patients, following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for 1-10 brain metasta...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Trial of Concurrent Radiation Therapy, Cisplatin, and BMX-001 in Locally Advanced Head and Ne...

    This is a Phase 1 / Phase 2 study of newly diagnosed patients with biopsy-proven head and neck cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) who are undergoing standard radiation therapy and treatment with cisplatin. BMX-001 adde...

    Recruiting

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • n8-2x

      Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care

    • 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.

    Learn more

    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.

    Learn more

    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

    Learn more
    10 ways to get the most from your doctor visit

    Your Doctor Visit

    See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.

    Learn more
    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Medical records (must be received two weeks prior to appointment)
    • List of current medications, dosages and prescribing doctors
    • List of any other doctors involved in your care

    Related clinics

    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.

    Can't find what you're looking for?

    UCSF Help Center

    (888) 689-8273

    Share