Mack Roach, MD

Radiation oncologist

Dr. Mack Roach III, a radiation oncologist, is an internationally renowned expert in the treatment and management of prostate cancer. His research addresses new therapies such as 3-D conformal and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) as well as brachytherapy for prostate cancer. Roach chaired one of the most important clinical trials comparing different strategies for locally advanced prostate cancer. He gained international recognition as an authority on treatment planning for prostate cancer and served as senior author for the guidelines for treatment planning published by the American College of Radiology.

Roach earned a medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, National Cancer Institute's IMRT Working Group and American Joint Commission for Cancer Staging. He is chair of Radiation Oncology and a professor of radiation oncology, medical oncology and urology at UCSF.


Prostate Cancer Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Medical Oncology Phone: (415) 476-4616
Surgical Oncology Phone: (415) 353-7171
Medical Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7107
Surgical Oncology Fax: (415) 514-6195

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., First Floor, Room M2267
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 502-7222
Fax: (415) 353-9884

Radiation Oncology at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Basement Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-1708
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-9807
Fax: (415) 353-9884

Hours: Monday to Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Radiation Oncology at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave, Room L-75
San Francisco, CA 94143-0226
Main Phone: (415) 353-7175
New Patient Appointments: (415) 353-8335
Fax: (415) 353-7281

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Stanford University School of Medicine 1979


Martin Luther King Jr General Hospital 1981
Highland General Hospital 1984
Stanford University School of Medicine 1987


UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lukka HR, Pugh SL, Bruner DW, Bahary JP, Lawton CAF, Efstathiou JA, Kudchadker RJ, Ponsky LE, Seaward SA, Dayes IS, Gopaul DD, Michalski JM, Delouya G, Kaplan ID, Horwitz EM, Roach M, Pinover WH, Beyer DC, Amanie JO, Sandler HM, Kachnic LA. Patient reported outcomes in NRG Oncology RTOG 0938, evaluating two ultrahypofractionated regimens for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Jun 15.
  2. Roach M. Re: Morbidity and Mortality of Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer: A Population Based Analysis Comparing Radical Prostatectomy Versus External Beam Radiation. Eur Urol. 2018 Apr; 73(4):638-639.
  3. Gonzalez-Motta A, Roach M. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for high-risk prostate cancer: Where are we now? Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Dec 02.

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