Jewish Journal

Cancer Resources

by Jewish Journal Staff

Posted on May. 10, 2001 at 8:00 pm

While far from exhaustive, the following is a starting point to find cancer-oriented services. For more information about support groups or testing, contact your local synagogue or hospital.

Cancer411, (877) 226-7411,  www.Cancer411.org

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cancer Program

8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

(310) 423-8030 (Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)


Chai Lifeline

(310) 274-6331, (877) 374-6331


Chai Lifeline is an inter-national organization that provides support and services to the families of catastrophically ill children, including camps and events, telephone support and counseling, and financial assistance.

Childrens Hospital

Los Angeles

Childrens Center for

Cancer & Blood Diseases

4650 Sunset Blvd., No. 54

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 669-2121


City of Hope

1500 E. Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 930-5445


Coping and Caring, a city of Hope cancer support group, an ongoing general cancer support group, is in process of relocat-ing, but should resume by July.

Israel Cancer Research Fund

8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 341

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(323) 651-1200


Jewish Healthcare


Abraham Moshe Bikur


8489 West Third St.

Los Angeles CA 90048

(323) 852-1900

Bikur Cholim offers cancer support groups among its social, preventative and direct medical services. Call for schedule or more information.

The Pancreatic Cancer

Action Network (PanCAN)

P.O. Box 1010

Torrance, CA 90505

(310) 791-5214

(877) 272-6226


The Safe Spot

Jewish Family Service

(323) 761-8800 ext. 1062

A program of information and recreational activities for Jewish families with children ages 5 to 12 in which a parent has cancer. $18 for adults to cover cost of meals. The Safe Spot will be held Sun., June 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Shalom Institute, 34342 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. (818) 889-5500, or www.shalominstitute.com.

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

8-684 Factor Building, Box 9517871, Los Angeles,

CA 90095, (310) 825-5268


USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

and Hospital, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles,

CA 90033, (800) 872-2273, www.ccnt.hsc.usc.edu

Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino,

CA 91436, (818)788-6000, www.vbs.org

The Wellness Community runs support groups on Tuesday nights for people with cancer and their families in Valley Beth Shalom's Sandler Counseling Center. The synagogue offers a 32-page pamphlet on healing and comfort titled "Meditations and Prayers for the Renewal of the Body and Renewal of the Spirit." Supplies are limited.

Vital Options International, "The Group Room"

(800) 477-7666, www.vitaloptions.org

Vital Options is a Southern California-based advocacy and support nonprofit started in 1983 by Selma Schimmel after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28. Schimmel's "The Group Room," a nationally syndicated cancer call-in talk show on Sundays from 1-3 p.m., is broadcast live via the Vital Options Web site.

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