About Psycho-Oncology

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.

Contact Us

Monday-Friday (except holidays)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
415-353-7019

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.

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.


Spring 2015 - UCSF Psycho-Oncology presents:
Group Therapy Program for Sleep and Fatigue at Mount Zion Campus

Open to UCSF cancer patients and survivors

A NEW 7-week group focused on learning scientifically-supported strategies for managing cancer-related fatigue and insomnia.
Regular sessions weekly Thursdays starting Feb 12 through Mar 19, 2015 from 2:30 to 4pm

Mandatory information session for all interested participants taking place on Thursday, February 12 from 2:30-4pm at Mt. Zion

Fees may apply; insurance accepted.  Interested individuals are screened prior to group participation

Pre-registration is required, contact 415-353-7019 to register

Taught by Psycho-Oncology psychologist, Jamie Cohen PsyD. This class will be at Mount Zion; Future programs are planned for Mission Bay


VIDEO: The Diana Mary Steyer Memorial Lecture in Psycho-Oncology 2015


"Cognitive Orientation and Meaning as Predictors of Health and Disease in Cancer Patients: Lessons Learned from 30 years of Psycho-oncology Research and Practice in Israel"
with Shulamith Kreitler PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University; Director of Psychooncology Research Center, Sheba Medical Center at Tel-Hashomer, Israel

>view other Psycho-Oncology Speakers Series videos