Gastrointestinal Cancer

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.

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    Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

    Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

    Center for Colorectal Surgery

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

    Pancreas Center

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

    Center for Pelvic Physiology

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

    UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

    Berkeley Outpatient Center

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

    Cancer Center San Mateo

    218 DeAnza Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    Cancer Center Redwood City

    2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 115
    Redwood City, CA 94062

    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.

    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.

    Spa Infusion

    Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

    Awards and recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • n8-2x

      Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care

    • NIH-2x

      Designated comprehensive cancer center

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