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Support Groups

There are many cancer support groups available to patients and their loved ones. Some are general, while others are specific to gender, age, language, type of cancer, or type of service.

Groups listed below are offered at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). You may also find online support groups and other retreats and camps for cancer survivors and their loved ones.

Brain Tumor Support Group For patients and caregivers
HCI Altaview Conference Room, 6th floor
Last Friday of each month, 2–3:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Kathrine Parnell, CSW, and Daniel Lancaster, LCSW
For more information: 801-581-2585 or email

Caregiver Education and Support Group
HCI Infusion Center Patient Education Room, 2nd floor
Second Wednesday of each month, Noon–1 p.m., Light lunch served
Facilitator: Kris Nelson, LCSW
For more information: 801-585-0138 or email

CLIMB: Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery
For kids ages 6 to 12 with a concurrent session for parents
Six-week program held Tuesday evenings
Facilitator: Kathrine Parnell, MSW, LCSW
Pre-registration is required. Contact or 801-581-2585

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Patient and Family Education and Support Group
HCI Altaview Conference Room, 6th floor
First Monday of each month, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Gabriela Cetrola, LCSW, and Mark Hyde, MMS, PA-C
For more information: 801-213-5609 or email

Discovering Wholeness
HCI Multipurpose Room, Cancer Hospital 6th floor
Free three-week course about finding meaning and purpose after cancer changes your life
Facilitator: Paul Thielking, MD, Supportive Oncology and Survivorship
For more information: 801-213-4246 or email

Mind Body Skills Group
Weekly class for stress reduction
Facilitators: Paul Thielking, MD, and Julie Howell
For more information: 801-213-4246 or email


For more information about support groups, call the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center for at 801-581-6365 or 1-888-424-2100 toll free.