A family has an unusually high incidence of cancer as well as subtle birth defects called musculoskeletal abnormalities (affecting the muscles and bones) or craniofacial anomalies, which affect the face, head and neck. Is there a connection between the cancer and the defects?
Doctors and researchers at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco have established the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program to find out if there is such a link. They serve families with a history of tumors called multiple neoplasias and other birth defects including musculoskeletal anomalies and minor heart defects.
Recognizing a family history of disease is important for several reasons, including the initiation of cancer surveillance, identification of relatives at increased cancer risk and counseling for the family.
Services provided at the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program include:
Family members have the opportunity to enroll in research projects on the common genetic basis of cancers and birth defects.
You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.
Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787
Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mission Bay
Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St.and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.
The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum. The daily maximum for patrons with disability placards is $12.
For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.
The public parking lot at 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.
For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit www.1635divisaderogarage.com.
Other public parking garages are available nearby.
Metered street parking is rarely available.
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:
The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.
For more information about Muni, visit www.sfmuni.com.
* Wheelchair accessible bus routes
Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.
For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.