San Diego Cancer Research Institute

Resources

Local Resources and Therapeutic Practitioners

Free Support Groups
Free Wellness Activities
Acupuncture
Massage
Reiki, Energy Healing and/or Healing Touch
Other Special Therapies
Affiliates of SDCRI

National Resources

Resources for Young Adults
Resources for All Adults
Clinical Information
Advocacy & Support
Government Agencies
Patient Information


Local Resources and Therapeutic Practitioners


FREE SUPPORT GROUPS for Cancer Patients

Breast Cancer Support Group – Encinitas
For information, please call Bunny Nedry: 760-633-7551

SPOHNC – Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
For information, please call:
Encinitas – Naz Kallel: 858-336-3831 See the flyer for more info!
San Diego – Valerie Targia: 760-751-2109

MDS – Myelodysplastic Syndrome Support Group – Oceanside
For information, please call: 760-438-5130

KidsKonnected Support (for children who have parents with cancer) – La Jolla
For information, please call: 619-889-8019

Mindful Living Support Group – With Diana Shimkus – Encinitas
Click here for the flyer and more details!


FREE WELLNESS ACTIVITIES for Cancer Patients

Zumba: Gentle with Alessandra Colfi,
Tuesdays in Vista
Wednesdays in Encinitas
For more information contact Alessandra through her email: Alessandra@AlessandraColfi.com

Gentle Fitness with Erzsi Kovacs,
Fridays in Encinitas
For more information, contact North County Cancer Fitness through their website: http://www.northcountycancerfitness.org/

Expressive Art Therapy with Alessandra Colfi
For information, please email: Alessandra@AlessandraColfi.com

PCOM Acupuncture Clinic with Kim Taylor
For information, please call: 760-536-7679

Restorative Yoga at Soul of Yoga in Encinitas
For information, please call: 760-943-7685

Yoga for Cancer Recovery at Yoga Branch Vista Village
For more information, please visit their website or call 760-390-3640

Cancer Survivors Yoga Classes with TEAM Survivor SD
For information, please visit their website!



ACUPUNCTURE
Kimberly Taylor: Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Orient Medicine Oncology Instructor and Clinical Supervisor kiminchina3@yahoo.com
or 760-536-7679

Dodie Hemingway: Acupuncturist, drhemingway@yahoo.com,
or 858-229-4408

John Chang: Acupuncturist, HJChangLAc@gmail.com, www.HenryJChangLAc.com,
or 310-800-7927

Joe Voss: Acupuncturist, www.Northcountyacu.com,
or 760-434-3410 / 760-420-3111


MASSAGE
Amy Carroll: Certified Oncology Massage Therapist, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Post Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Gentle Scar Tissue Manipulation, amyltc2512@gmail.com
or 619-987-0530

John Chang: Certified Oncology Massage Therapist, HJChangLAc@gmail.com, www.HenryJChangLAc.com
or 310-800-7927

Raquel Ramos: Oncology Massage Therapist, Skin Care Specialist, raquelr73@yahoo.com,
or 909-239-5707

Cathy Ziska: Oncology Massage Therapist, caziska@roadrunner.com
or 760-271-3851

Teri Polley-Michea, R.N.: Cerified Oncology Massage Therapist and Instructor, www.teripolleymassages.com

Janis Hetherington: Oncology Massage, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, BalanceMassageSD@gmail.com, www.BalanceMassageTherapySD.com
or 619-204-2450


REIKI, ENERGY HEALING and HEALING TOUCH
Janice Motley: Reiki Master, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Sound Therapy, www.trusttheenergy.com,
or 760-803-2027

Todd Sargeant: Reiki Master/Teacher, todd@bodypowertherapies.com, www.bodypowertherapies.com
or 619-677-0011

Susan Lake: Reiki Master, alwayspositiveascend@gmail.com, http://www.reikibysusan.com/
or 541-913-3650

Natasha Jaksch: Reiki Master, natashalovesangels@yahoo.com (Contact by email)

Mary Hollander, R.N.: Reiki Master/Teacher, www.mhollanderrn.com (Contact by website)


SPECIAL THERAPIES
Paul Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.: One on One Counseling, pbrennermd@gmail.com

Alessandra Colfi, Ph.D.: Expressive Arts, www.AlessandraColfi.com

Blanca Noel: Craniosacral Therapist and Laughter Yoga Facilitator www.blancanoel.com

Nancy Datte: Life Coach, nancydatte@gmail.com or 858-382-1356

Anita Noone: Feldenkrais Instructor, anita@anoone.org
or 858-442-4809

Fay McGrew: QiGong Master, www.qigongwithfaymcgrew.com

Kitty Blincoe: Sleep, Stretch & Stress Management, http://www.sanctuaryz.com/

Diana Shimkus: Meditation Group Facilitator, http://everydaymind.com/

Pete Kirchmer: Meditation Group Facilitator,
pete@mindfulnessbasedhealth.com

Erin Graves, MSW, ASW60986: Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker
erin@anxietytraumatherapy.com
619-272-6858 x705



AFFILIATES OF SDCRI
Simonton Cancer Center
Michelle’s Place – Temecula, Free Resources
North County Cancer Fitness
Yoga Six Carlsbad
Soul of Yoga
Frog’s Fitness
Mary’s Reality Based Nutrition New!
Eat, Breathe, Move, Heal with Chef Jessica Leibovich


National Resources


RESOURCES FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Young Survival Coalition
B4BC – Boarding for Breast Cancer
Stupid Cancer (I’m too young for this!)
First Descents – Outdoor Adventures
Keep A Breast Foundation
Champions for Health– free breast exams and other resources
Camp Kesem – Free week of camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. Check out the video link for more info: https://youtu.be/x9-3NO7BPsM


RESOURCES FOR ALL ADULTS
Mama’sKitchen
Cancer Angels of San Diego
Brides Against Breast Cancer
North County Cancer Fitness
Champions for Health– free breast exams and other resources


CLINICAL INFORMATION
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology (Blood)
Journal of Clinical Oncology
San Diego County Cancer Navigator
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
MEDLINE – National Library of Medicine
Medscape – Online Resource for Better Patient Care
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
New England Journal of Medicine
CenterWatch
Society of Integrative Oncology


ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT GROUPS
Simonton Cancer Center
Michelle’s Place – Temecula, Free Resources
Cancer.net
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
American Prostate Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Mesothelioma Support Community
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Oncology Nursing Society
US TOO  – Prostate Cancer Education & Support
ABCD – After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Pink Link – Breast Cancer Social Network
SPOHNC – Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
…..SPOHNC Carlsbad Info
…..SPOHNC 4S Ranch Info
HelpWithPayingBills.com – California Assistance Program


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Agency for Health Care Policy Research
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
Government Accountability Office
Health and Human Services 
National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Net
National Institutes of Health
Social Security Administration
Find Government Offices in Your County


PATIENT INFORMATION
Cancer.net
Cancer Navigator
American Medical Association
MedicineNet
National Cancer Institute’s Website for Patients, Public & Mass Media
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
National Institutes of Health – Health Information
National Library of Medicine
Oncolink
World Oncology Network
An Integrative Medicine Approach to Palliative Care