Advocacy and Support Groups

Studies at Stanford University have shown that patients who participate in support groups lived longer than those who were not assisted by a support group. We know that people who use mind/body approaches feel better, have a better quality of life and frequently live longer.

We offer the support groups below through our non-profit, the San Diego Cancer Research Institute. These groups are open to all cancer patients in San Diego County. For more information, see the Integrative Medicine calendar for more information, or call  760-536-7700 (Encinitas) or 760-536-7737 (Vista) to register and verify dates and times.

An Inspirational Evening of Meditation

Facilitator: Bob Bunshaft
Date and time: Call 760-634-6661 or check the calendar
Place: 1200 Garden View Road, Encinitas, Suite 200

Living With Cancer Support Group

Facilitator: Paul Brenner, MD, PhD
Date and time: Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Place: First and third Tuesdays at 910 Sycamore Ave., Suite 102, Vista. 
Second and fourth Tuesdays at 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 200, Encinitas. 

Who Cares For The Caregiver?

Facilitator: Paul Brenner, MD, PhD
Date and time: First and third Thursdays , 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 200, Encinitas 

Bereavement Recovery Support Group

Facilitator: Paul Brenner, MD, PhD
Date and time: Second Thursday of every month , 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 200, Encinitas 

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Facilitator: David White
Date: Fourth Tuesday of every month , 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Place: 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 200, Encinitas 

More resources

We recommend that you visit the following websites to gain more information about cancer and chemotherapy: