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The Team That Cares For You

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UCSF Urology has internationally recognized expertise in the care of urologic cancers. We offer the most current diagnostic tools, surgical, radiation chemotherapy and hormonal treatments as required, and thorough follow-up to maximize quality of life after treatment.

Our program is also a leader in cancer risk assessment. Discussions of each individual’s risk for cancer and of ways to help prevent the disease–such as changes in diet and exercise, or genetic counseling–are incorporated into our care plan.  Additionally, UCSF Urology is on the forefront of genetic testing for risk assessment.  

UCSF is committed to protecting fertility for boys and adults facing treatment that may affect their ability to become fathers. The UCSF Male Fertility Preservation Program strives to help all men and boys achieve fatherhood after completing their treatment by combining cutting edge research with innovations in clinical care.

 For full information regarding the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center -- including clinical trials -- click here.

Cancer News & Highlights

Matt Cooperberg, MD, MPH has been named Chief of Urology, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center he has been acting as interim chief since the summer of 2019. As chief he will be...
In 1993, Society of Urologic Oncology initiated an annual award and lectureship in honor of Dr. Willet Whitmore, who had been involved in early discussions on the formation of the Society and is...
During the December 2019 SUO meeting, Urology Times interviewed UCSF Urology Resident Claire M. de la Calle, MD before her podium presentation. Thus far her research suggests that combining...
Not everyone might cheerfully welcome trading a 5,500 sq. ft. house on two acres for a modest condo near Mission Bay. But Dr. Raj Pruthi sees the bright side even in the formidable Bay Area housing...
UCSF Urology Assistant Professor Sima Porten, MD, MPH was Drs Sima Porten and Sam Washington selected as one of the final seven proposals to receive OptumLabs-funded access to its database of de-...
The Marin Prostate Cancer Information and Photo credit Chris Morrison Support Group recognized UCSF’s Reuben Au Yeung for his work as administrative director of the urologic oncology clinic for...
Approximately 15% of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer have high risk features (defined as stage T3a or higher, Gleason score 8 or greater, or prostate specific antigen (PSA) 20 ng/ml or...