One of the first of its kind, the UCSF STAND (Supportive Therapy in Androgen Deprivation) Clinic provides comprehensive care to men with prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy, also known as hormone therapy.
While hormone therapy is an extremely effective cancer treatment, it causes side effects, including fatigue, hot flashes and sexual changes, such as decreased libido (sex drive) and decreased erectile function. It also can cause weight gain and loss of muscle mass, and increase the risk of diabetes. These side effects are related to decreased levels of testosterone and can greatly impact quality of life.
The STAND Clinic aims to address the unique needs of men receiving hormone therapy. Renowned experts in prostate cancer, psycho-oncology, symptom management, nutrition, exercise and complementary medicine will meet with you during the same visit. This team will provide you with a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan to manage your side effects. We administer hormone therapy injections during the same visit.
Patients also have the opportunity to participate in research studies with the goal of developing new hormone therapies for men with prostate cancer.
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.
PROMOTE: Identifying Predictive Markers of Response for Prostate Cancer
This is a tissue and blood collection protocol requiring image-guided biopsies of metastatic prostate cancer. Whenever possible, a new bone lesion or new/progressing soft tissue lesion will be chosen for biopsy as op...
Phase II Trial of AZD6738 Alone and in Combination With Olaparib
This phase II trial studies how well ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 works alone or in combination with olaparib in treating participants with renal cell carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, all pancreatic cancers, or other...
A Study of Androgen Annihilation in High-Risk Biochemically Relapsed Prostate Cancer
This is a randomized, open-label, three-arm, phase 3 study in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and PSA doubling time ≤ 9 months at the time of study entry.
Hyperpolarized Pyruvate (13C) MR Imaging in Monitoring Patients With Prostate Cancer on Active ...
This phase II trial studies the side how well hyperpolarized carbon C 13 pyruvate (HP C-13 pyruvate) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works in monitoring patients with prostate cancer on active surveillance who have ...
A Pilot Study of (MR) Imaging With Pyruvate (13C) to Detect High Grade Prostate Cancer
This is a pilot study evaluating pre-surgical patients with histologically confirmed localized prostate cancer who receive infusion with hyperpolarized pyruvate (13C) injection and undergo metabolic MR imaging with e...
Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging With Hyperpolarized Pyruvate (HP) (13C) in Castration-Resistant...
This is a prospective imaging study evaluating the utility of baseline metabolic MR imaging with Hyperpolarized Pyruvate (HP) (13C) as a predictive response biomarker to androgen signaling inhibition in patients with...
Use of an Experimental Drug, CC-115, With Enzalutamide in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostat...
The main purpose of this study to define the good and/or bad effects of the combination of enzalutamide and CC-115 in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer.
LEE011 (Ribociclib) in Combination With Docetaxel Plus Prednisone in mCRPC
This is a Phase Ib/II open label clinical trial in patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The objective of the phase Ib portion of the study is to establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) an...
A Phase 1 Study of FOR46 in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRP...
This study will test the safety and efficacy of FOR46 given every 21 days to patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The name of the study drug involved in this study is: FOR46 for Injection ...
Hyperpolarized C-13 Pyruvate as a Biomarker in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumor Malignancies
This is a single center prospective imaging study investigating the utility of hyperpolarized C-13 pyruvate as a Biomarker of PI3K/mTOR pathway inhibition in patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies. The curre...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
The Psycho-Oncology program offers emotional and supportive care to patients of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and their families.
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.
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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