Formed in 2009 by the merging of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a leader and largest professionally-led network of cancer support worldwide. With 175 affiliates, healthcare partnerships and satellite locations, CSC delivers more than $50 in free emotional and social support services to cancer patients, families and friends. CSC administers a toll-free helpline, produces award-winning cancer education resources, conducts cutting-edge research and advocates for cancer-related issues on Capitol Hill.
My Life Line
MyLifeLine exists to easily connect cancer patients and caregivers with friends and family in order to reduce stress, anxiety and isolation. By creating your own private website, our goal is to help you find hope, regain control, document your journey, and receive social, emotional, and practical support. On MyLifeLine discussion boards, you can share your unique cancer experiences and offer insights, coping strategies and inspiration. Covering a wide range of topics like coping with side effects of cancer treatment, nutrition with cancer, and caregiver support, our discussion boards are moderated by licensed mental health professionals and are available 24/7.
Research and Training Institute
Launched in 2008, the Research and Training Institute (RTI) is the first institute dedicated to cancer related psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research and training. The Institute seeks to examine the critical role of emotional and social support in improving the lives of people facing cancer, and to share what we learn with the broader cancer community. RTI bridges the gap between research and practice by using the information and insight from our community to raise awareness of emotional and social issues with healthcare providers and policy makers.