University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

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.

Fall 2017 - UCSF Psycho-Oncology presents:

Managing Holiday Stress

Thursdays, October 26 - December 14 | 2 - 3:30 pm
UCSF Mission Bay Campus | Mission Hall

The holiday season can bring joy and celebration - but it can also bring stress! UCSF's Psycho-Oncology practice invites you to a 7-week program, based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to learn about and practice how to manage stress during the holiday season (and year-round!). Hosted by Jamie Cohen, PsyD and Stefana Morgan, MD.

No charge. Open to UCSF cancer patients and survivors. Fees may apply and insurance is accepted. No provider referrals needed.

Contact Psycho-Oncology at (415) 353-7019 to enroll. October 26th is mandatory information session.

VIDEO: "Living with NETS: Optimizing Emotional Wellbeing for Patients and Their Caregivers"

Dianne M. Shumay, PhD
Associate Directory, Psycho-Oncology, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


>view other Psycho-Oncology Speakers Series videos