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.

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.

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.


Survivorship Wellness Orientation: For Post-Treatment Cancer Patients

This is a monthly orientation held for people who are interested in enrolling in Survivorship Wellness, an 8-week clinical program focused on helping survivors of cancer learn about, set goals, and practice skills to optimize their health and wellness after cancer treatment. It is held on Mondays from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.  

Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California 94115


Spring 2020 - UCSF Psycho-Oncology presents:

Improving Sleep and Fatigue

The UCSF Psycho-Oncology Sleep and Fatigue Clinic is now recruiting for our upcoming 6-week Psycho-Oncology Behavioral Sleep and Fatigue Group for our Cancer Center patients, and now also available to Cancer Center caregivers.

Mandatory information session on
Wednesday March 18, 2020 at UCSF Mission Bay Campus.
Meetings to be held weekly
Wednesdays for 6 additional weeks | from 2:30 -4:00pm
UCSF Mission Bay Campus | Register: (415) 353-7019

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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

 

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