Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

The UCSF Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic provides comprehensive care for patients with lung cancer and other conditions related to the lungs, chest and esophagus. Our world-renowned surgeons perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures ranging from minimally-invasive endoscopy to major chest surgery.

Lung transplants are performed as single-lung, double-lung or heart-lung procedures. We provide medical and psychosocial assessments of potential candidates, intensive care for critically ill patients awaiting transplant and lifelong post-transplant monitoring. Active support groups are available to patients and their families.

Doctor referral may be required

Our providers are available for patient appointments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place order. Appointment options for new and current patients include:

  • Video visits
  • In-person visits at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center locations for diagnostic evaluation, urgent lab work, infusion and radiation therapy

The health, safety and well-being of our patients remains our top priority. Accordingly, UCSF has infection prevention practices and protocols in place at all of our facilities.

Our locations

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    Brigatinib and Binimetinib in Treating Patients With Stage IIIB-IV ALK or ROS1-Rearranged Non-s...

    Will be measured by evaluating the number and frequency of adverse events as determined by the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI-CTCAE) version (v)5.0 by investigator's assessment and to de...

    Recruiting

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    Phase 1/2 Study of LOXO-292 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors, RET Fusion-Positive Solid T...

    Incidence rate and category of dose limiting toxicities (DLTs) during the first 28-day cycle of LOXO-292 (selpercatinib) treatment

    Recruiting

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    Dose-Escalation and Dose-Expansion of RMC-4630 and Cobimetinib in Relapsed/Refractory Solid Tum...

    Incidence, nature, and severity of treatment-emergent AEs and SAEs, graded according to the NCI CTCAE v5 for the combination of RMC-4360 and cobimetinib

    Recruiting

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    Dose Escalation of RMC-4630 Monotherapy in Relapsed/Refractory Solid Tumors

    Incidence, nature, and severity of treatment-emergent AEs and serious AEs, including incidence and severity of findings in laboratory values and vital signs for RMC-4630 monotherapy

    Recruiting

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    Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Intercostal Nerve Block Trial

    Measured in Oral Morphine Equivalents

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    Awards & recognition

    • n8-2x

      Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care

    • usnews-pulmonology

      Best in Northern California for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • n7-2x

      Ranked No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • Rated high-performing hospital for lung cancer surgery

    Support services

    Support Group

    Art for Recovery

    Creativity can help people with serious illnesses cope, heal and express what they're going through. Find out about our program and how to join.

    Fitness

    Cancer Exercise Counseling

    Our one-on-one exercise training sessions, customized for your needs and abilities, can complement other cancer treatments and speed your recovery.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

    Support groups held by the Ida and Joseph Friend Patient and Family Cancer Support Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.

    Fitness

    Core and More Class

    A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!

    Patient Resource

    Friend to Friend Gift Shop

    A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

    Class

    Meditation and Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

    Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.

    Patient Resource

    Oncology Social Work

    Social workers can be key members of your cancer care team. Reach out for support, problem solving and help accessing UCSF's many cancer-related resources.

    Patient Resource

    Patient and Family Cancer Support Center

    You'll find support groups, classes, a library, treatment information, special events and much more to promote wellness and healing for patients and families.

    Support Group

    Peer Support Program for Cancer

    Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."

    Fitness

    Restorative Movement Class

    Explore simple movements that help you feel more powerful and comfortable in your body. This fun and free UCSF class is aimed at those in recovery from cancer.

    Patient Resource

    Spa Infusion

    Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    Related clinics

    Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1600 Divisidero St., Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Cancer Symptom Management

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St.
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Lung Cancer Screening Program

    1600 Divisadero St., Room A-142
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Lung Transplant Program

    400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Pain Management Center

    2255 Post St.
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Psycho-Oncology

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1600 Divisadero St.
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Cancer Center Redwood City

    2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 115
    Redwood City, CA 94062

    Cancer Center San Mateo

    218 DeAnza Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

    UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

    Berkeley Outpatient Center

    3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
    Berkeley, CA 94702

    Our research initiatives

    • UCSF-Helen-Diller-Family-Comprehensive-Cancer-Center-Research-2x

      UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Research

      UCSF is home to a range of research initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for cancer patients everywhere. This includes research on topics such as immunotherapy, BRCA mutations and molecular diagnostic testing.

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