Lung and Thoracic Cancer

UCSF Health's thoracic cancer programs provide state-of-the-art screening, diagnostic and treatment services for lung cancer and other types of chest cancer. Our team includes many types of specialists, such as thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists, all with expertise in thoracic cancer. We work together closely to ensure the best, most comprehensive care for each patient.

We offer leading-edge treatments such as targeted therapies, which attack the cancer without damaging healthy cells, and immunotherapy, which harnesses the patient's own immune system to fight the cancer. For those who need surgery, our surgeons have extensive experience in minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques. These procedures have many benefits for patients compared with traditional surgery, including a faster recovery, minimal scarring and less postsurgical pain.

As a national leader in cancer research, we are also dedicated to developing innovative new treatment strategies. Many of our patients have the option to participate in clinical trials.

To make it easier for patients to access advanced thoracic 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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    Interventional Pulmonary Practice

    1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Lung Cancer Screening Program

    1600 Divisadero St., Room A-142
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St., Sixth 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

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    Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

    Cancer Symptom Management

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St.
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

    1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Psycho-Oncology

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1600 Divisadero St.
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    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 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.

    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.

    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 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."

    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.

    U.S. News rankings

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • Best in Northern California in cancer care

    • usnews-pulmonology

      Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery

    • Rated high-performing hospital for lung cancer 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.

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