Institute for Excellence in Psychosocial Care

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About the Institute for Excellence in Psychosocial Care

The Institute for Excellence in Psychosocial Care (IEPC) represents a key component of the direct service arm of CSC. As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, our global network of 196 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, their satellite and outreach locations and healthcare partnerships, deliver free emotional and social support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline that offers support, navigation, referral, and digital communities for discussions, interaction, and support. 

At CSC we firmly believe and evidence confirms that psychosocial care should be integrated as a vital component of cancer care. As the incidence of cancer continues to grow, there is a demand for local, regional, and national support for all those impacted by cancer.  


Our Core Program Components

  1. Individual and Group Support
  2. Education
  3. Healthy Lifestyles
  4. Socialization and Networking
  5. Resources, Referrals, and Navigation

The mission of CSC and IEPC is to diminish distress and anxiety by focusing on empowerment, knowledge, and community. Patients, families, and caregivers can access our direct services in person, online, by phone, or via live chat.


Our Key Services 

  • Cancer patient and caregiver distress screening and psychosocial support
  • Treatment decision support 
  • Cancer Transitions – survivorship education
  • Support for children
  • Teen and young adult support
  • Group and individual counseling for patients, caregivers, and families
  • Frankly Speaking About Cancer – award-winning workshops and educational content

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Whether you’re a patient, family member, friend, loved one, or caregiver, we offer a variety of professionally-led programs designed to assist you.

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