The Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center

The Cancer Resource Center supports wellness and healing by providing patients and their loved ones with information, emotional support and community resources.

The center maintains a multimedia library, provides access to specialized health databases and offers research assistance. We host diverse classes and ongoing support groups. All CRC programs are available at no cost

The CRC is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1600 Divisadero St., B-101, San Francisco
415.885.3693 (voice)
415.885.3701 (fax)
CancerResourceCenter email

The New Patient Orientation Presentation includes information for the incoming patient and their support team to help navigate around the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Includes practical tips such as directions and parking as well as more complex issues like communicating effectively with your provider. Now also available in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Special Events

Ongoing classes are posted on our online calendar.


Additionally the CRC sponsors a variety of special events for patients, family members, and caregivers.


Planning your visit

  • Directions to Mount Zion campus.
  • Parking lots close to Mount Zion hospital.
  • UCSF Short-term Lodging Guide provides information on hotels near UCSF’s campuses at Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, and Parnassus for out-of-town patients and caregivers.
  • Restaurant map of the Mount Zion area.
  • Friend to Friend, at UCSF Medical Center/Mt. Zion, is a one-stop specialty shop for wigs, scarves, prostheses, and more.
  • Art for Recovery provides individuals who are coping with life-threatening illness with art workshops, visits at the bedside, and individual attention.