Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Welcome to the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's website. By visiting our site, you agree to abide by the terms of this user agreement.

Use of Information

The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment by a health-care professional. This site provides information about access to UCSF physicians, facilities, and services. Because of your individual needs, you should consult your personal doctor to determine the appropriateness of the information for your situation.


Advertising is not a source of funding for this site.

Confidentiality and Privacy

As a component of the University of California, we follow all established UC regulations. Respect for the privacy of others is an important component of the University's academic and health-care mission.

In order to keep you informed of such activities as campus programs, symposia and/or special events, we may use personal information collected from cancer.ucsf.edu for the purpose of future communication back to online enrollees. Such email notification will be conducted in conformance with University of California and campus policies implementing anti-spam laws.

Additionally, the Web server collects, at least temporarily, the following information:[ Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used; Web pages requested; referring Web page; browser used; date and time]. This information is collected to monitor your navigation of our Web pages. We may use browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history to report information about site accesses and for profiling purposes. This information is generally used to improve Web presentation and utilization.

We also may use IP address information for troubleshooting purposes. This website cancer.ucsf.edu uses "cookies" in order to deliver Web content specific to individual’s Web navigation interests. Personally identifiable information is not stored within cookies. We also collect aggregate information on what pages are visited in order to assess and improve the content of our site. These procedures do not provide us with personal information such as names or addresses of users.

Email and Mailing Lists

Only non-confidential and non-proprietary information should be transmitted to the site by electronic mail or otherwise. Names and addresses that are submitted by visitors through mailing-list or registration forms are used solely for the announced purposes. We will never share, rent, trade, sell, or otherwise release this information without your consent, except if we are required to do so by law. There are appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information we may have collected from you.

Accuracy and Completeness

Due to constant advances in technology and medicine, you are encouraged to confirm the information on our site, and on other sites to which this site may lead, with other reliable sources. Corrections and additions will be made as allowed by the availability of time and resources. Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained here, all material is supplied "as is" without warranty of quality or accuracy of any kind. Neither the Regents of the University of California, the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, nor any contributing author is responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information.

Links to Other Sites

Links to other websites are provided as a service to our users and do not imply endorsement by the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center or the UC Regents. We do not control those sites and are not responsible for their privacy practices or content. We do not assume responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to or any viruses that may infect your computer equipment or software because of your access, use of, or browsing in this or any other site.

Legal Compliance

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, any proprietary information belonging to others, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.


You should assume that everything you see or read on this site is copyrighted by the Regents of the University of California unless otherwise noted. You may download material from the site for non-commercial, personal use as long as you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not use, modify, make multiple copies of, distribute, or transmit the contents of the site for any public or commercial purposes without our written permission.

For More Information

Questions about our website and privacy policies can be directed to the webmaster at [email protected]. Postal mail can be sent to: Communications Manager, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Box 0981, San Francisco, CA 94143-0981.