Brain Tumor Information

UCSF Peer Support Program

For more information, visit the Peer Support website.

Advanced Directive Information

Download our PDF to learn more about advanced directives.

American Brain Tumor Association

This website includes a PDF of the UCSF Orientation to Caregiving Handbook. For more information, contact the ABTA Careline at (800) 886-ABTA (2282).

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Provides disease-specific information as well as help with connecting you to local cancer support resources in your area. For more information, contact (800) 227-2345 or visit


Support services include phone support, linkage to financial assistance and community programs. For more information, contact (800) 813-4673 or visit

Disability 101

Information regarding state and federal programs for people with serious health conditions and/or disabilities.

Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) / Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)

For more information, contact (866) 843-2572 or

Employment Development Department/ State of California-Short Term Disability Information

For more information, contact (800) 480-3287 or visit

Family and Friends Webpage of the Cancer Support Community

Support services and resources for caregivers and families with children can be found at

Kids Konnected

This organization supports children whose parents have cancer, visit

2014 Medicare Program Benefits Booklet

Many insurance companies follow these Medicare guidelines. For more information, contact (800) MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or view the Medicare PDF.

Needy Meds

Helps patients access medications at low or no cost. For more information, contact the Helpline at (978) 865-4115 or visit

National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources


Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides patient advocacy services. For more information, contact (800) 532-5274 or visit or download this PDF.

Social Security Disability

Federal long-term disability program. For information regarding eligibility and how to apply, call (800) 772-1213 or visit

The information and resources listed here are not intended to be an endorsement, nor are the listings all-inclusive. The resources are provided in hopes that they provide direction as you begin your search for support. Please check with the individual agencies for updated information.


Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.

Related Information

UCSF Clinics & Centers

Brain Tumor Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

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