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.


Summer 2015 - UCSF Psycho-Oncology presents:

Stress Management Skills Group for UCSF Cancer Patients and Survivors

A 6-week course taught by Psycho-Oncology psychologist Jamie Alexis Cohen, Psy.D. and Cancer Center social worker Lauren Brown, MSW, focused on learning proven coping strategies and stress management skills to ease emotional distress, manage fatigue, pain, and insomnia, build self-care skills, and strengthen relationships.
This group is registration only and patients should commit to attending all 6 sessions. Interested patients can be referred or can call Missy Buchanan at 415-353-7019.
Fees may apply; insurance accepted.

Stress Management Skills Group for UCSF Cancer Patients and Survivors
Dr. Jamie Alexis Cohen and Lauren Brown, MSW
Where: UCSF Mission Bay
When: 6-week program. Mandatory information session for interested participants on Thursday, July 9, 2015, 2:30-4:00pm
Open to UCSF cancer patients and survivors

To register or for more information: Call Missy Buchanan 415-353-7019

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