A family has an unusually high incidence of cancer as well as subtle birth defects such as those in the muscles and bones — called musculoskeletal abnormalities — or those affecting the face, head and neck called craniofacial anomalies. Is there a connection between the cancer and other defects?
Doctors and researchers at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital have established the Cancer Risk Program to find out if there is a link. They serve families with a history of tumors called multiple neoplasias and other birth defects including musculoskeletal anomalies and minor cardiac 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 Risk 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 Risk Program
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.
Public parking is available in a parking garage at 1635 Divisadero St. The garage entrance is on Sutter Street. The garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday and closed on weekends.
The rate is $10 an hour, if you enter the garage before 1 p.m., with a $30 maximum. If you enter the garage after 1 p.m., the rate is $2 per 20 minutes or $6 an hour, with a $20 maximum for up to 12 hours.
For more information about parking in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408.
Other public parking garages are available nearby.
Metered street parking is rarely available.
Valet parking is available at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St. Auto drop-off is available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday and pick-up until 5 p.m. The service is closed on weekends and holidays. Parking rates are $6 an hour, with a $30 maximum. Those with a disabled placard are eligible to pay a flat rate of $12. For more information about valet parking, call (415) 514-4520.
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 your convenience we have a Parnassus-Mount Zion Express Shuttle that leaves every 15 minutes.
The shuttle departs from Parnassus in front of the UCSF Kalmanovitz Library at 530 Parnassus Ave.
For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.