UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program
Caregiver Newsletter
Greetings Caregivers,

As we continue to transition into the new year, we encourage you to explore educational resources and support options available to you as caregivers. As always, please feel free to reach out to our program team if you have any questions or feel you could benefit from additional resources. We are here if you need us!

Warm Wishes,
The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program team
3-Part Series: Mondays (1:00 - 2:30pm PST)

February 28
March 7
March 14

Are you a parent, or the co-parent of a parent living with a brain tumor? Join us for this three-part series in which you will learn more about:

  • The impact of a brain tumor on you as a parent, on couples, and on kids.
  • The importance of communication with your children about the diagnosis and age- appropriate communication strategies and techniques.
  • How to navigate parenting and symptoms of the brain tumor at the same time.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills to help your children navigate a serious parental illness, receive valuable resources, and connect with others going through a similar process, in the interactive break-out sessions.

This program is open to UCSF brain tumor patients and their caregivers. It will be held online, via Zoom. There is no cost to attend. Space is limited.
Please plan to attend all three sessions.

February 17 (10:00 - 11:00am PST)

Join Triage Cancer for a webinar covering information on the rights of caregivers at work, how to replace lost wages while acting as a caregiver, and practical tips to help caregivers navigate their caregiving responsibilities. It will also cover community resources available to cancer caregivers.
Support Options
Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Support Group
Monthly on the 2nd Wednesday (6:30-8:00pm) via Zoom

Our caregiver-only support group is an emotional support group facilitated by our neuro-oncology social worker and allows caregivers to focus on their own experience. Open to caregivers of UCSF brain tumor patients.
Also available is our patient & caregiver support group, open to all brain tumor patients and family members.
On your own schedule!

Our peer support program matches a current caregiver of a brain tumor patient with a former caregiver volunteer who can provide emotional and practical support as needed.
Caregivers are matched as best as possible on age, diagnosis, family situation and more.
Other Resources
Explore other Supportive Care Services for patients and caregivers offered here at UCSF Neuro-Oncology
Browse books curated for and rated by brain tumor patients and their caregivers
UCSF Neuro-Oncology
Gordon Murray Caregiver Program

(415) 514-5674