Although each person's experience is unique, many individuals find it helpful to talk to someone who has gone through a similar situation and who has "been there."
The UCSF Peer Support Program connects cancer patients by phone with a cancer survivor or with someone who is further along with their treatment. Patients can be matched by cancer type or stage, treatment, gender, age, and or family dynamics as best as possible. Our trained peer volunteers are available to share their experiences and informational support to possibly reduce the sense of anxiety and isolation. UCSF will solely provide the initial connection between the patient and volunteer.
Neuro-Oncology Connection Program
To Request Peer Support:
Please read this in its entirety before completing the questionnaire. Allow a minimum of 10 min. to complete. Once you have started the questionnaire, please continue to the end (it will NOT allow you to go back to finish or make changes). If you forget something, there will be a link to contact the coordinator directly for any changes you wish to make.
To get started, please click the link below:
- Attend a 2.5 hour training or 1-1 email option
- Complete and sign training documents and confidentiality agreement
- Commit to at least one year of volunteering
Please e-mail us or call 415-885-3693 for more information.