A team of physicians, nurses, social workers, lay navigators, nutritionists and therapists provide an array of consultations and ongoing treatments to promote healing through the cancer journey.
Find out more here about the Telephone Symptom Management Support Program for cancer survivors and caregivers, by University of Arizona Cancer Center member Terry Badger, PhD, RN.
Consultation and multidisciplinary psychosocial care for patients, families and other support providers
Oncology social work – counseling, education and accessing resources
Psychiatry consultation and treatment, integrated within the cancer treatment team
Collaborative team approach to treatment of depression
Living with Cancer support group for all patients and others touched by cancer
Support groups for Men, Metastatic diseases, LGBTQ and Couples
Specific Disease Support group—Gyn-Oncology, Thyroid, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate and Leukemia and Lymphoma.
Education, Coordination and Navigation
Support for educated and informed decision making and self-care
Oncology nursing care coordination and navigation
Chemotherapy education classes
Nutrition assessment and counseling
Lay Patient Navigation
Integrative and Supportive Care Survivorship Clinic
Supportive Care Clinic
Consultation based on whole-person care, providing patients and their families with effective evidence-based interventions to optimize health and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. If you would like to meet with any of the physicians below, please ask your oncologist for a referral to the supportive care clinic. This clinic has physicians trained in Integrative Medicine, Palliative Care and Survivorship. See definitions of each:
Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness such as cancer. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for the patient and family.
Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Survivorship in cancer focuses on the health and life of a person with cancer post treatment until the end of life. This includes issues related to the ability to get health care and follow-up treatment, late effects of treatment, second cancers, and quality of life.
Nurse Coordinator, Supportive Care Services
Rula Khalidi, RN
Dr. Krisstina Gowin
Dr. Ambereen Ahmed
Dr. Jessica Orta
Abby Fuoto, DNP
Dr. Amy Klein
Pain Management/Palliative Care
Dr. Yuri Chaves Martins
Dr. Karen Weihs
Dr. Amy Hu
Health & Wellness Medicine
Dr. Amit Algotar
Oncology Social Workers
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus and Orange Grove
Breast/Gyn Social Worker
Brenda Casey, LMSW, 520-694-0347
Mel/Sarc/Neuro/Head & Neck Social Worker
Lynn Barwick, LCSW
Lung/Endo/Thoracic Social Worker
Jessica Gregg, LMSW
GU Social Worker
Jennifer Lee, LMSW
BMT/Hematology Social Worker
Brenda Limon, LMSW
GI Social Worker
Stephani Norwood Thompson
Cancer Center Counselor
Sahar Gipson, LMSW
Psychology Residents and Interns
Lay Patient Navigator
Michelle Bratton, RD
For support groups, email UACCNCONCOLOGYSUPPORTGROUPS@bannerhealth.com.