New podcast: "Family Focused Interventions for Cancer Patients and Families: State of the Art"
David W. Kissane, MD, Head of Psychiatry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Psycho-Oncology at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center includes psychologists and psychiatrists who care deeply about the emotional needs of patients and their families as they cope with cancer and treatment.
"Getting to know each of my patients is a privilege. I strive to provide the highest quality care to every patient.
I also work to collaborate with the rest of our Psycho-Oncology team and the patient's treating team to ensure that we are doing whatever we can to help every patient successfully navigate their cancer journey."
-Dr. Laura Dunn
The team works closely with Cancer Center providers to identify and address challenges with adjusting to the illness; the stresses of medical treatment; emotional needs; relationships and caregiving; coping with pain, insomnia and other symptoms; and much more. Providers use behavioral approaches and medication to help individuals who are facing cancer and treatment, and life beyond. The clinical service is open to individuals being treated at UCSF and their family members. We collaborate with other supportive care programs, such as the Cancer Resource Center, social work, Spiritual Care Services and the Symptom Management Service, to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families.
An important mission of Psycho-Oncology at UCSF is to raise the standard of psychosocial care across the Cancer Center through educational activities and research.
Monday-Friday (except holidays)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please use this number if you need to leave a message for a member of Psycho-Oncology, or if you need to reschedule an appointment.
UCSF Psycho-Oncology presents:
Stress Management Skills Group for UCSF Cancer Patients and Survivors
Open to UCSF cancer patients and survivors seeking additional assistance with distress, coping, or adjustment related to cancer
A new 6-week group treatment. Individuals will learn proven coping strategies and stress management skills to:
When: 6 consecutive Fridays from 2-3:30 pm. Offered quarterly. To be notified of the next group, please email.
Ease emotional distress
Manage fatigue, pain, and insomnia
Build self-care skills
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion
Because sometimes we could all use a few more tools to help us get by.
Fees may apply
Interested individuals are screened prior to group participation
Made possible with support from the Mount Zion Health Fund
Contact Psycho-Oncology at (415) 353-7019.