The Neuro-Oncology Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital specializes in the treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors. Our goal is to cure whenever possible, but always to provide the best care for each child and family in a supportive environment. Our team — including pediatric cancer specialists, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric nurse practitioners, social workers, child life specialists and a school liaison specialist — coordinates the care of each child.
Patients have access to the most advanced therapies available, neuropsychological consultation and palliative care for life-threatening conditions, when needed. We work closely with local and national organizations, support groups and community resources for children and their families.
We care for more than 50 new patients each year, many who are enrolled in clinical trials that give patients access to experimental treatments such as new forms of radiation therapy or chemotherapy. UCSF is a member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium and participates in clinical trials of the latest therapies.
One of our research projects involves a pioneering, new drug delivery approach for pediatric brain tumors, called convection-enhanced delivery, in which an experimental, targeted anti-tumor agent is directly injected into the tumor to try to prevent cancer from recurring.
The Neuro-Oncology Center is part of the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center, which brings together doctors from all disciplines related to brain health in children. We are passionate about collaborating with each other, our patients and their families to provide the best possible care for each child.
Our experts are world-class pediatric specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neurogenetics, neuro-oncology, rehabilitation, neuroradiology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. By working as a team we are able to reach the right diagnosis and treatment quickly, getting our patients on the road to recovery and bringing peace of mind to parents.
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167
Hours: Monday and Thursday
1 – 4 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.
Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Metered street parking is rarely available.
Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.
For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.
Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.
A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:
For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.
* Wheelchair accessible bus routes