UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley
UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley, part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers a full range of care in the East Bay. As a patient, you can expect world-class cancer treatment rooted in cutting-edge research and tailored to your unique condition. You'll also find a range of support services and educational resources to help you and your loved ones manage your care and become active participants in the healing process.
Surgeons and medical oncologists on our team have experience with most cancers, including those of the breast, gastrointestinal tract, head and neck, lung, thyroid and prostate, as well as gynecologic cancers, multiple myeloma and sarcomas.
Services include personalized treatment for both newly diagnosed and metastatic cancers, as well as ongoing surveillance and survivorship care. Immunotherapy, chemotherapy, lab and imaging services are available on-site.
For patients with breast cancer or benign breast conditions, breast surgeons provide evaluation and diagnosis, along with the latest minimally invasive techniques, such as ultrasound-guided and fine needle aspiration biopsies. We also offer screening and diagnostic mammography.
Genetic testing and counseling are available at this location. Genetic counselors can provide personalized recommendations to reduce your cancer risk, including guidance on cancer screening and preventive measures.
Cancer care is one of many specialties at the Berkeley Outpatient Center, a collaboration between UCSF Health and John Muir Health. Our partnership gives you access to a wide range of medical services from two leading health systems under one roof.
Shoko Emily Abe
MD, FACSBreast cancer surgeon
Jonathan R. George
MD, MPHOtolaryngologist head and neck surgeon
DO, FACSBreast cancer surgeon
Bonnie N. Joe
Richard J. O'Donnell
MD, FACSHead and neck surgeon
CGC, MSGenetic counselor
CGC, MSGenetic counselor
NP, MSNNurse practitioner
CGC, MS, MPHGenetic counselor
LCSW, MSWSocial worker
Contrast-Enhanced MRI for the Characterization of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
Conspicuity of DCIS lesion, agreement of disease extent with biopsy, and overall image quality will be used to determine the overall image quality for each MRI.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California in cancer care
Designated comprehensive cancer center
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Plan your visit
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
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.
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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Our research initiatives
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.