Cancer Support Group

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Faculty, staff, students, and retirees who have been diagnosed with or have had cancer are welcome.  It's  an opportunity to meet one another, create a community of support, and learn about resources available on campus and in Ithaca.

Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month

11:45 am - 12:45 pm via Zoom

The group is facilitated by Bob Riter, Patient Advocate for the Cornell Physical Sciences Oncology Center.

Please note this group is not for caregivers of those with cancer. The Cancer Resource Center offers a caregiver group on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at its office (612 West State St.). Cornell Work/Life also offers a Caregiver Support & Education Network that meets monthly on campus.  Additional cancer support groups are available at the Cancer Resource Center and are listed here

For more information and login information, please contact Bob Riter (


Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes and Cornell Human Resources - Work/Life 


Also see:  Navigating Health Challenges - Cornell-specific resource guide for support with challenges such as cancer, work scheduling, caregiving, and finances.