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This list includes resources compiled by Member Support and GGMG members. If you would like to add to the list or make a suggestion, please contact resourcelist@ggmg.org.

**GGMG Members** are noted

**Member recommended** vendors have been mentioned on the forums


Doctors / Therapists with Expertise in Cancer Issues

  • Member Recommended

Mark Pegram / Stanford Oncology

Dr. Mark Pegram

  • Member Recommended

Dr. Andrew Shelton / Stanford Surgery

Dr. Andrew Shelton

  • Member Recommended

Dr. Katie Kelley / UCSF Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Katie Kelley

  • Member Recommended

Dr. Alan Venook / UCSF Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Alan Venook

  • Member Recommended

Dr. Ari Baron / CPMC Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Ari Baron

  • Member Recommended

Dr. Jo Chien MD / UCSF Oncology

Dr. A Jo Chien

  • Member Recommended

Dr. John Park / UCSF Oncology

Dr. John Park

  • Member Recommended

Dr. Laura Esserman / UCSF Oncology

Dr. Laura Esserman


Good Reads

How to be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

Helpful advice on how to help friends and loved ones battling serious illnesses.

How to be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

Survival Mode

GGMG Magazine Article about self-care when you are the primary caregiver for a loved one.

Survival Mode

Cancer Hates Kisses

Great book for kids about a mother with cancer.

Cancer Hates Kisses

Cancer Fighting Kitchen

Practical cookbook for a nourishing diet to treat patients with cancer.

Cancer Fighting Kitchen


Treatment Centers

  • Member Recommended

UCSF Integrative Cancer Center

UCSF Integrative Cancer Center


Websites / Clinics / Helplines

  • Member Recommended

Young Survival Coalition

Resource for younger women with cancer. They have resources that can help navigate treatment and resources for family members.

Young Survival Coalition


Stanford's Healing Partners

Offers complimentary Healing Touch during breast cancer treatment to help mitigate the side effects of treatment.

Stanford's Healing Partners

  • Member Recommended

My Cancer Circle

Online tool to help organize and coordinate the efforts of the community of people who want to help cancer patients. 

My Cancer Circle

Do It for the Love

A nonprofit that takes people dealing with life threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded vets to their choice of live music. The goal is to create a moment of joy and connection for the family. It’s like Make A Wish, only focused on music, and serves adults as well as children.

Do It for the Love

Cancer Survivors Network

A vibrant community of people whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Cancer Survivors Network

24/7 Helpline: Cancer Support Line by American Cancer Society

The Cancer Support Line provides cancer information, answers, and resources available 24/7. This resource can provide help on many topics for both patients and caregivers including treatment options or side effects, rides to appointments, or a friendly ear. Help is available in more than 200 languages. Call the 24/7 helpline 1-800-227-2345.

 24/7 Helpline: Cancer Support Line by American Cancer Society

Family Caregiver Alliance / Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center

FCA is a national nonprofit caregiver support organization headquartered in San Francisco to serve the needs of those caring for a friend or family member with chronic disabling health conditions.

Family Caregiver Alliance / Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center

Caregiver Action Network

The nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for those who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.

Caregiver Action Network

Patients Like Me

A free online community of patients and caregivers sharing their experiences about 2,800 conditions, including symptoms, the effectiveness and side effects of treatments, and more.

Patients Like Me

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