Welcome to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. We hope that you will find the website informative and educational, both about breast health in general and the comprehensive breast care services we offer.
The Breast Care Center, located within the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Zion, provides innovative, excellent care, treatment, support and prevention services for patients with breast disease or concerns. As our multidisciplinary faculty and staff continue to develop better practices that enable us to personalize your treatment, we in turn want to give you every opportunity to take an active role in your treatment should you decide to seek our expertise.
Our aim is to provide you with the highest quality of care in a respectful and supportive environment and we hope that this website will be a starting point. We invite you to learn more online about our doctors and nurses, our services, our clinical studies, and how you can get started on your path to recovery.
The Breast Care Center is a wonderful place to get your care because of our care team. Their dedication, caring, and passion makes a difference every day. From the front desk and medical assistants, to the nurses, technicians and clinicians, their goal is to assist you through the evaluation and treatment process.
While our team works with you individually to help coordinate your care, you and your family are also a very important part of that team effort. We urge you to become an active partner in your own care, to ask questions and to voice any concerns you many have. Our center is designed to empower you to get involved in and benefit from our state-of-the-art clinical care.
Our goal is to improve the outcomes for every treatment and find ways to make treatments less toxic. Our physicians and scientists conduct research to investigate the fundamental causes of breast cancer at the biological, genetic, environmental and lifestyle levels. We encourage you to take advantage of the evolving modalities of care by visiting us at the Breast Care Center, and by reading more about how you might get involved in a clinical study today.
- Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA
Director, UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center