Cancer Resource Center

Cancer Resource Center




Call for more information or to meet with a trained volunteer cancer survivor.


Main Hospital, B525


Free interpreter services are available for many different languages.

The Cancer Resource Center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center helps cancer patients and others gain the information needed to manage life during and after treatment. The center is the only one of it's kind in New York City. Open to the public, cancer patients, their family members, friends and caregivers can work one-on-one with a specially trained volunteer cancer survivor in a private area to learn how to navigate the plethora of information available about cancer treatments, clinical trials, early detection guidelines and much more.

Support Groups

Look Good / Feel Better — A free program sponsored by The American Cancer Society that teaches beauty techniques and make-up application to female cancer patients who are in active treatment. This helps them to combat appearance related side effects of cancer treatment and enjoy a day of beauty. This program is provided every two months from 4 pm to 6 pm. Call for a reservation.

Man To Man — A free program sponsored by The American Cancer Society that provides community based cancer education and support to men with prostate cancer and their family members. This group meets monthly.

I Can Cope — An educational program sponsored by The American Cancer Society for people facing cancer- either personally or as a friend or family member. This program helps to dispel myths by presenting information and facts provided by a panel of experts who are available to answer cancer related questions. This program is provided twice a year/full day format and graduates are eligible to join the Coping Club.

The Coping Club — A free program that provides community based cancer education, recreation and support for all cancer patients who are graduates of the I Can Cope program. This program meets monthly.

Brooklyn Breast & Cervical Health Partnership — This program offers free/low cost mammograms to eligible women who have no insurance or are underinsured. Contact Luz Perez, Community Outreach Liaison; Phone: 718.250.8395

Cancer Resource Center Personnel

     - Bernice Canadate, Cancer Communications Office Manager
     - Marva Shelton-DeLapp, CTR, Director; Phone: 718.250.8370
     - Mitzi Benjamin, CCA, Follow-up Clerk; Phone: 718.250.8926
     - Helen McCarthy, RN, MPA, Consultant; Phone: 718.250.8370
     - Nereida Borrero, RN, MSN, Redes En Accion Program Director; Phone: 718.250.8394

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