Patient and Caregiver Support Groups

JamesCare Support Connections provides a safe and supportive environment to share personal experiences and benefit from the resources of others. JamesCare Support Connections offers an opportunity to make the journey through cancer survivorship in the company of others. 

Support groups are facilitated by licensed healthcare professionals from The James and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Some groups may include occasional guest speakers and presentations. Please call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428 for more information and to confirm meeting dates and locations prior to attending.

Cancer Connect: Many people affected by cancer form meaningful connections online. The James has collaborated with Omni Health Media by joining their newly developed online social media community called Cancer Connect. Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates can participate in more than 60 disease-specific national communities or take part in discussions with only members of The James network. Members can learn from cancer experts, ask questions, share experiences and connect with others in a secure, confidential environment. Join The James Cancer Connect community at​​.

The following in-person support groups are currently offered. For meeting times, locations and more information, please call 614-293-6428. 

Groups for cancer survivors and caregivers:

  • Brain Tumor Support Group

  • Breast Cancer Support Group

  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Gathering

  • JamesCare East Cancer Support Group

  • Living with Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer

  • Women with Gynecological Cancers Support Group

  • Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Group

  • Inpatient Support Group for Hematology Survivors

  • LUCE:  Latinos Unidos contra el Cancer en Español (Latinos United Against Cancer in Spanish)

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Cancer Survivors Book Club

  • Living with Lung Cancer

  • Melanoma Support Group

  • Prostate Cancer Support Group, "Just the Guys"

  • Radiation Oncology Support Group

  • Sarcoma Support Group

  • Young Survivorship Support Group

Groups for grief support:
  • Life after Loss

  • Pathways Grief Support Group

  • Good Grief (for children who have experienced the death of a loved one)


The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: