For general cancer support, or to identify groups for diseases or affiliations not listed here, please contact the CRC at 415.885.3693 or by email.
For support groups outside UCSF, download this helpful resource guide.
Educational & Support Group
1st Thursday of the month, 5:30-7:00 pm.
Call Sarah Hong, LCSW, at 415-353-7632.
1st Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30pm
Contact Mary Lovely, RN, PhD: (415)990-4461
Sharon Lamb, RN: (415)661-1442
Margaretta Page, RN, MS: (415)353-7500
Additional resource: See Online Peer Support service for breast cancer.
General Cancer—All Stages
Wednesdays, 5:20-6:50 pm. Patients only.
Contact Patty Moran, 415.353.9745.
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Hodgkin’s Disease (Outpatient)
2nd Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Family and Friends welcome.
Contact Tiffany Raffino, MSW, 415.353.2965.
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Hodgkin's Disease and Bone Marrow Transplant (Hospital Patients)
Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11 Long Solarium, UCSF
Contact: Nina Balsamo, Alice Cabotaje, 415.353.1304.
Location: To be announced
Contact: Jennifer Viner, nurse practitioner (415) 353-2361.
Prostate Cancer Support for Gay Men
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
Contact Vittorio Comelli, PsyD, 415.637.2895.
Open to gay men and their partners.
Additional resource: See Online Peer Support service for prostate cancer.
Young Adults with Cancer
1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30-8:15 pm
Contact Keren Stronach, MPH, 510.540.5147.
Husbands & Significant Others
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Contact Jim Murdoch: 415.885.7225.
Other Languages and Heritage
Please call the Resource Center to find out about Bay Area support groups held in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin, as well as for women of African-American heritage.
Individual & Couple’s Counseling
For referrals, call the Cancer Resource Center, 415.885.3693.
A psychologist and a psychiatrist are on staff for individual consultation for UCSF Cancer Center patients and their families to assist with coping, pain and other symptoms, insomnia, mood disorders and more.
Contact your UCSF practice.
Spiritual Counseling and Guidance
Chaplains available to provide spiritual counseling and to assist in coping with bereavement.