UCSF Health's gastrointestinal (GI) cancer team provides advanced, compassionate care for all cancers of the digestive system, as well as neuroendocrine tumors that arise in the GI tract. We offer targeted therapies, which attack the cancer without damaging healthy cells, and specialized care for issues that may arise during or after treatment. These include complications involving ostomies or surgical wounds, and pelvic floor disorders, such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. We are dedicated to delivering the most effective care possible while minimizing the long-term effects of treatment.
As a national leader in cancer research, we also focus on discovering safer and more effective treatment approaches. Many of our patients have the option to participate in clinical trials.
To make it easier for patients to access advanced GI cancer care wherever they live, we have locations throughout the Bay Area.We are part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
U.S. News rankings
Among the top hospitals in the nation
Best in Northern California and No. 7 in the nation for cancer care
One of the nation's best in gastroenterology & GI surgery
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.