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Radiation Oncology Clinic

UCSF's Radiation Oncology Clinic 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

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    • Mission Bay (11)
    • Mount Zion (12)
    • Parnassus (13)
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    Study of Radiation Fractionation on Patient Outcomes After Breast REConstruction (FABREC) for I...

    The primary outcome is the change at 6 months from baseline in patient-reported outcomes on the Physical Well Being sub-domain of the FACT-B.

    Recruiting

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    Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancers

    Proportion of patients who achieve as their best overall response according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) v. 1.1 criteria: Stable disease (SD), partial response (PR), confirmed Complete Response (CR), or...

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

    The investigator will be analyzing the effect of baseline patient and clinical features such as age, Gleason score, PSA, clinical stage and percent positive biopsies on survival as well as quality of life parameters including pote...

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    Ride to Care - Quality of Life With Transportation for RT

    Perform a student's t-test to compare the number of visits to the ED per individual

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

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    U.S. News rankings

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      Best hospital in Northern California

    • Best in Northern California in cancer care

    Accreditations & memberships

    • National Cancer Institute

      The National Cancer Institute has designated UCSF a comprehensive cancer center, its highest ranking. This designation is awarded to centers that demonstrate scientific excellence and the ability to conduct cancer research across many disciplines.

    • Commission on Cancer

      UCSF's cancer programs have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1933. The CoC is a consortium of groups dedicated to improving cancer patients' survival and quality of life via research, education and better medical care.

    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network

      UCSF is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s top cancer centers. The network brings together leaders in treatment and research to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.

    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.

    Patient Resource

    Koz Hospitality House

    Located near our Parnassus campus, Koz Hospitality House provides comfortable, reasonably priced accommodations for UCSF patients during their treatment.

    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.

    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

    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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    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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