University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nutrition Counseling and Workshops

Dieticians   Seminars   Videos   More Materials

Greta Macaire, RD and Lisa Ploss, MPH, RD


Greta Macaire, RD & Lisa Ploss, MPH, RD
UCSF Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero Street, Room B-101
UCSF Mission Bay, 1825 4th Street, 4th Floor

If you are a UCSF cancer patient and would like to meet with a dietitian on a one-on-one basis, requests for appointments can be made by calling 415-502-5547. The services are open to UCSF cancer patients at no charge, although donations are appreciated.

A dietitian is available Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm at both the UCSF Mt. Zion and UCSF Mission Bay campuses.

Questions that the dietitian may address include:

  • General guidelines for balanced nutrition
  • Nutrition guidelines for specific cancers
  • Issues during radiation or chemotherapy
  • Coping with nausea and appetite problems
  • Difficulty with swallowing or eating
  • Problems with constipation or diarrhea
  • Food safety during cancer treatment
  • Supplements
  • Weight management
  • Metabolic testing - indirect calorimetry

For more information, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 415.885.3693. To schedule an appointment with Greta Macaire or Lisa Ploss,  please contact the UCSF oncology practice where you are being seen.

Nutrition Seminars

Greta Macaire, RD presents nutrition workshops and seminars for the general public. Topics include prostate cancer and nutrition, nutrition during radiation and/or chemotherapy treatment, the soy controversy, phytochemicals, plant-based diets, and healthy holiday eating. (Topic suggestions welcomed.)

The Resource Center also offers periodic nutrition workshops and demonstration-style cooking classes. (See box at right.) Additional information on nutrition can be obtained through the Resource Center Library book collection, pamphlets, and other written materials.

Seminars and workshops are presented at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., in San Francisco. See our quarterly calendar for upcoming events. For information about upcoming seminars and to register, call 415.885.3693 or send email.

Video Presentations

from Patient Education Resources