Cancer

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center was the first center in the Bay Area to receive the prestigious "comprehensive" designation from the National Cancer Institute. With cutting-edge facilities, comprehensive care programs and innovative research, we help patients with all forms of cancer live longer, fuller lives.

As one of the top recipients of research grants from the National Cancer Institute, we're continually advancing the understanding and treatment of cancer. These advances include immunotherapy that harnesses the body's own immune system to fight cancer, treatments that target the molecular biology of cancer cells, and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

We understand that cancer diagnosis and treatment can be overwhelming, and we are committed to supporting patients and their caregivers throughout this journey.

Resources for new patients

  • New Patient Guide to the Cancer Center

    Please see our guidebook for information on the cancer center and the many services we offer.

  • 新患者的癌症中心指南

    請參閱我們的指南,以便了解癌症中心及我們提供的多方面的服務。

  • Nueva guía para pacientes del centro oncológico

    Consulte nuestra guía para obtener información sobre el centro oncológico y los varios servicios que ofrecemos.

  • New Patient & Caregiver Welcome and Orientation Video

    Also available in Español, Tagalog, 繁體中文, 廣東話, 한국어 , and Tiếng Việt

U.S. News rankings

  • usnews-neurology

    Best hospital in Northern California

  • Best in Northern California in cancer care

Locations

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay

Parnassus

Mount Zion

Cancer Center Redwood City

Cancer Center San Mateo

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

Greenbrae

Brain and spinal tumor clinics (1)

Brain Tumor Center

Brain Tumor Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Breast cancer and breast care clinics (3)

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Breast Care Center

Breast Care Center

Berkeley / Greenbrae / San Francisco / San Mateo

Breast Care Plastic Surgery Clinic

Breast Care Plastic Surgery Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Breast Imaging

Breast Imaging

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Endocrine tumor clinics (2)

Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic

Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic

1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Clinic

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Gastrointestinal cancer clinics (8)

Center for Colorectal Surgery

Center for Colorectal Surgery

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Liver Tumor Clinic

Liver Tumor Clinic

350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94117

Pancreas Center

Pancreas Center

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Anal Neoplasia Clinic, Research and Education (ANCRE) Center

Anal Neoplasia Clinic, Research and Education (ANCRE) Center

1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Center for Pelvic Physiology

Center for Pelvic Physiology

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Genetics and hereditary cancer clinics (2)

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Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

See all five of our Bay Area locations and learn about the program.

2

Hereditary Cancer Clinic

Hereditary Cancer Clinic

See both of our San Francisco locations.

Gynecologic cancer clinics (2)

Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic

Gynecologic Dysplasia Clinic

2356 Sutter St., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

3

Gynecologic Oncology Center

Gynecologic Oncology Center

See all 3 of our Bay Area locations and learn more about the center.

Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Cellular Therapies (HBC) & Lymphoma Program (1)

Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant, and Cellular Therapy (HBC) Program

Hematology, Blood & Marrow Transplant, and Cellular Therapy (HBC) Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Head & neck cancer clinics (3)

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Salivary Gland Surgery Center at Mission Bay

Salivary Gland Surgery Center at Mission Bay

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Oral Oncology

Oral Oncology

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Infusion centers (1)

6

Infusion Center

Infusion Center

San Francisco / Berkeley / San Mateo

Radiation oncology clinics (1)

3

Radiation Oncology Clinic

Radiation Oncology Clinic

See all three of our San Francisco locations.

Sarcoma & bone cancer clinics (2)

Orthopedic Surgical Oncology Clinic

Orthopedic Surgical Oncology Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Spine Center

Spine Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A2300
San Francisco, CA 94143

Skin cancer clinics (3)

2

Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center

Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center

San Francisco

Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic

Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic

1701 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic

High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic

1701 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0316

Thoracic (lung) cancer clinics (2)

2

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

See both of our San Francisco locations.

2

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung Cancer Screening Program

San Francisco

Urologic cancer clinics (3)

Genitourinary Medical Oncology Clinic

Genitourinary Medical Oncology Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Urologic Surgical Oncology Clinic

Urologic Surgical Oncology Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Prostate Cancer Center

Prostate Cancer Center

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Supportive care clinics (2)

3

Cancer Symptom Management

Cancer Symptom Management

San Francisco

3

Psycho-Oncology

Psycho-Oncology

San Francisco

Other programs and clinics (7)

2

Cancer Immunotherapy Clinic

Cancer Immunotherapy Clinic

San Francisco

Ocular Oncology Clinic

Ocular Oncology Clinic

490 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Cancer Center Redwood City

Cancer Center Redwood City

2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 130
Redwood City, CA 94062

Cancer Center San Mateo

Cancer Center San Mateo

218 DeAnza Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
Berkeley, CA 94702

2

UCSF – Washington Cancer Center

UCSF – Washington Cancer Center

Fremont

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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.

Cancer support services

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.

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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.

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Cancer Support Groups

These groups offered 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.

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Core & More Class for Cancer Patients

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!

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Friend to Friend Specialty Shops

A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

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Kôz Hospitality House

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

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Meditation & 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.

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Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Program

If you're caring for someone with a brain tumor, our program can help with guidance, information, resources and support at this difficult time. Find out more.

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Oncology Social Work

Social workers offer support, problem-solving, help accessing UCSF cancer-related resources and more. Find out how to contact the social worker for your clinic.

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Patient & Family Cancer Support Center

The center offers wellness programming, community, support groups, classes, workshops and more at no cost to people facing cancer and their loved ones.

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Peer Support Programs 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."

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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.

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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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UCSF Patient Support Corps

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is stressful. Get guidance, support and answers to your questions here as you consider your options and make decisions.

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UCSF Help Center

(888) 689-8273

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