Support groups help patients and their families address the emotional issues surrounding an illness and may provide comfort and aid to those facing a disease or other health issue. Our support groups meet on a regular basis and are moderated by a social worker or other healt- care professional.

For information on support groups, please call (323) 865-3150.

Patient and Family Advisory Council

At the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, we understand that the voice of our patients and families can be a powerful tool in improving safety, patient satisfaction, and quality health care.

The Patient and Family Advisory Council is our way of giving that voice a platform, embracing patient- and family-centered care and ensuring that all of our visitors feel known and a part of the Trojan Family.

The Patient and Family Advisory Council is dedicated to partnering patients and families with members of the health care team to improve the patient and family experience.

Cancer Survivorship Advisory Council (CSAC)

As an advisory group to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC-CSAC supports patients and your caregivers.

The mission of USC-CSAC is to facilitate the journey from diagnosis to survivorship. It is a welcoming group of dedicated and experienced survivors and caregivers who are inspired to assist newly diagnosed and other individuals affected by cancer with support, listening, advocacy and guidance. The USC-CSAC directly helps cancer survivors and your loved ones, advises Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers and clinicians on issues bearing on the quality of patient care, and actively participates in clinical trials and other research efforts at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the surrounding community.

USC-CSAC meets the second Wednesday of every month from 12 – 2 p.m.
Call (323) 865-0801 for more information and meeting location.

Keck Medical Center of USC Trojan Society

The USC Trojan Society of Hospitals is a new support group chartered by USC to develop new opportunities for the entire medical center, patients and mission. Membership is open to both men and women who have an interest and desire to help others and be a part of the USC Trojan Family.

Members work directly with patients in the Pet Therapy Program and Welcome Rounds. They also assist family members in the Patient Family Surgical Liaison Program, and contribute to improving the hospital lobbies and waiting areas. Additionally, members meet and listen to renowned doctors and hospital administrators to share breakthroughs in the art of caring and in their field of expertise.

Meetings are hosted two to three times per year, throughout the Los Angeles community.