UCSF Lynch Syndrome Center

Welcome to the UCSF Lynch Syndrome Center

About Us

At the UCSF Lynch Syndrome Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care, support, and education for individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome.

Our center brings together a team of experts from various disciplines with extensive experience in Lynch syndrome to provide personalized services focused on detection, prevention, and management of Lynch syndrome.

We take a holistic approach to Lynch syndrome care, addressing not only medical needs but also offering emotional and educational support. We offer patient centered care and we work closely with you to create a care plan that aligns with your unique needs and preferences.

What is Lynch syndrome?

Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that increases the risk of developing various cancers, particularly colorectal and endometrial cancers. Individuals with Lynch syndrome have a higher likelihood of developing these cancers at an earlier age compared to the general population.

Our Services

  • Genetic Counseling and Testing

Our experienced genetic counselors provide  consultations to assess your risk of Lynch syndrome. Genetic testing may be recommended to identify specific gene mutations associated with Lynch syndrome, enabling personalized risk management strategies.

  • Colonoscopy/Endoscopy 

We offer state-of-the-art colonoscopy/endoscopy programs tailored to individuals with Lynch syndrome.  

  • Combined Endoscopy/ Endometrial Biopsy program

We have implemented a unique program that offer both colonoscopy and endometrial biopsy at the same time for women with Lynch syndrome. By combining both procedures, not only does it reduce the frequency of hospital visits, but it also provides the convenience of employing sedation from a colonoscopy to enhance the comfort of the endometrial biopsy experience.

  • Comprehensive Care

From diagnosis to long-term management, our center provides comprehensive care for individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome. Our team includes gastroenterologists, oncologists, gynecologists, urologists, dermatologists, colorectal surgeons working collaboratively to address your unique healthcare needs.

  • Support and Education

Living with Lynch syndrome can present challenges, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our center offers educational resources, and counseling services to empower individuals and families with the knowledge and tools needed to manage Lynch syndrome effectively.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, call 415-502-4444

Our fax number: 415-502-2249

To join our mailing list and stay up-to-date with news and announcements, email Sarah Sturm.

Faculty

Aparajita
Aparajita Singh

Gastroenterologist
Director of Lynch Syndrome Center

 

 

Jonathan Terdiman
Jonathan Terdiman
Gastroenterologist

Lee-May

Lee-may Chen
Gyn-Oncologist

 

 

MadhulikaMadhulika Varma
Colorectal Surgeon

Mark Zhao
Mark Zhao

Colorectal Surgeon

Huelyn Chern
Huelyn Chern
Colorectal Surgeon

Maxwell
Maxwell Meng

Urologist

Matt
Matt Cooperberg

Urologist

Maria
Maria Wei

Dermatologist

Amie
Amie Blanco

Genetic Counselor

Headshot placeholder.Sarah Sturm
Genetic Counselor


 

Angela
Angela Laffan, NP

Nurse Practioner, Survivorship Clinic

Elizabeth
Elizabeth Lynn, NP

Nurse Practioner

Glena
Glena Lee, NP

Nurse Practioner

Clinical Trials

https://clinicaltrials.ucsf.edu/trial/NCT05419011

Testing a Combination of Vaccines for Cancer Prevention in Lynch Syndrome 

Research Coordinator: Rachel Delacruz

Other Resources

Lynch Syndrome Town Hall

Thursday, February 29, 2024 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Vaccine for Cancer Prevention in Lynch Syndrome: Where Are We?

Find more information here