Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivorship Program
We define a survivor as anyone living with a brain tumor, whether in or out of active treatment. Our survivorship program addresses the questions, “What does it mean to live a great life with brain cancer?” and “How can we support our patients and families in doing so?”
Our team of specialists have created programming that invite survivors to not only better cope with some of the lingering effects of cancer and treatment, but also to consider this a time to live their healthiest life yet and even thrive. We do this through offering individual consultation and group instruction that helps survivors identify and achieve their wellness goals and improve quality of life.
Our mission is to enhance the wellness and quality of life of patients with brain tumors through a collaborative, multidimensional approach focusing on emotional, physical and cognitive health.
We also offer specialized social work and case management, and have a social worker dedicated to sharing resources and solving problems that are unique to the brain tumor experience. Learn more >
UCSF Survivorship Email List
Stay informed about upcoming events and special services specifically designed to help brain tumor patients thrive.
A Program Inspired by Sheri Sobrato Brisson
The Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivor Program is named in honor of Sheri Sobrato Brisson, who was treated at UCSF for brain cancer, and is a long-time survivor. Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor as a young adult, Ms. Brisson was inspired to help address the unique challenges facing survivors, particularly as they go back to work or resume their daily activities.
Ms. Brisson was instrumental in establishing the Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivor Program, which continues through support from philanthropic donations.
Learn how the Christina Capurro Sand Brain Tumor Fund has extended similar survivor wellness services and resources at Marin General Hospital and Napa Valley Neurosurgery Clinic.
This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Resonance Philanthropies Fund, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.