Institute for Excellence in Psychosocial Care
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 175 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
- Individual and Group Support
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Socialization and Networking
- 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
Find a Location Near You
Whether you’re a patient, family member, friend, loved one, or caregiver, we offer a variety of professionally-led programs designed to assist you.
The National Rural Oncology Collaborative at Community Infusion Solutions is pleased to partner with Cancer Support Community nationwide to bring CSC psychosocial support and resources to individuals living in rural communities. The Collaborative is an innovative 2-step program designed to provide comprehensive cancer care to patients who have not previously had access to cancer care in their community. The Collaborative brings psychosocial care resources, care navigation, and medical oncology services to rural community hospitals so that individuals can receive the care they need right where they live.
Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment
This pre-packaged, manualized program is designed to help post-treatment cancer survivors within 24 months of active treatment completion move into the next phase of life with skills and strategies to live fully. By offering this program, you can help equip cancer survivors with the tools and skills they need to navigate the transition into post-treatment survivorship.