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ZSFG-Cancer Navigation Program



995 Potrero Ave, Building 80, Basement 8000N, SF, CA 94110





Hour of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm



Dedicated to the support and care of the diverse and underserved populations who have been diagnosed with cancer at ZSFG. Our team of clinicians and navigators provide a wide range of services that promotes wellness for patients as they navigate through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Services are free and available in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin

Our navigators are part of your comprehensive care team and provide:

  • Provide emotional support and foster a sense of community among people affected by cancer
  • Community & hospital-based navigation/ case management throughout the continuum of care
  • Provide emotional and psychosocial support that promote wellness and speak to the diverse needs of our patients
  • Coordination of care with medical providers, community agencies, and support staff
  • Accompaniment to appointments
  • Health education including: diagnosis, treatment & survivorship
  • Patient advocacy
  • Referrals to community- wide, culturally appropriate services including:

  • Emergency financial assistance
    Food assistance
    Wellness groups
    Support groups

Services are free and available in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin

  • Communication with patient's health care team to promote cultural understanding
  • Schedule appointments for treatment and follow-up care
  • Coordinate interpreting services
  • Provide education on overall healthcare recommendations
  • Provide emotional support
  • Refer patients to culturally appropriate support groups
  • Assist with practical problems related to treatment (such as transportation, medical bills, childcare, financial assistance, wigs and prosthetics, home healthcare, pain management and exercise)
  • Listening, caring and supporting patients in their time of need


Our Team

  • Cancer Navigation Program Director

    Barbara Cicerelli


    Cancer Navigator Program Coordindinator

    Liz Castillo

    Cancer Navigation Program Navigators

    Nadia Navarro: Culturally appropriate services in Spanish

    Yadira Rodriguez: Culturally appropriate services in Spanish

    Jenny L. Tran: Culturally appropriate services in Cantonese/Mandarin