Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mission Bay

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.

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Our Services

Services provided at the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program include:

  • Comprehensive evaluations of patients and family members
  • Genetic counseling
  • Follow-up services
  • Research projects

Family members have the opportunity to enroll in research projects on the common genetic basis of cancers and birth defects.

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Depending on your health insurance, you may need a referral from a primary care doctor.

Getting Here

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mission Bay
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158-2351
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

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

Additional Locations
Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Research and Clinical Trials


Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Download a Mission Bay campus map

Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Shuttle routes and timetables
Shuttle system map
Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)