Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Program

Patient Education

The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Program offers a range of patient education and support resources around the Cancer Center.
Spirit flags hanging in Yawkey building.
Spirit flags hanging in Yawkey building.

The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Program understands that cancer can affect your mind, spiritual and soul, as well as your body. The program provides you with many things that you can do and use to help yourself live better after your, or a loved one’s, diagnosis. We believe that taking an active role in learning more about your cancer and ways to manage stress, side effects and daily living can help you feel more in control and less overwhelmed.

Conference for Patients & Families

Join Mass General Cancer Center staff, clinicians and other individuals living with, through and beyond cancer for this annual event.

Workshops and Support Groups

Our support programs are designed to help patients, their families and caregivers cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. We offer a wide range of workshops and support groups.

Blum Center

Learn about the free resources provided by the Blum Center.

Blum Cancer Support and Education Hub

On Yawkey 7, outside suite 7B, the Hub is intended to be a comforting and welcoming place for patients, their families and friends to visit. Here you can: meet with a social worker, find information about coping and emotional needs, take part in an educational workshop, or just take a break and relax.

Upcoming Events:

Cancer Center Genetic Series

Presented by genetic counselors from the Center for Cancer Risk Assessment, this series will include the topics: Choosing the Right Cancer Genetic Test (June 8); What You Need to Know About Hereditary Ovarian Cancer (June 16); Talking to Kids About Hereditary Cancer (June 21); Cancer Genetics 101: Past to Present (June 29).

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Palliative Care: Living Well in the Face of Serious Illness

Join Dr. Vicki Jackson as she provides a general overview of palliative care, the services offered at Mass General Cancer Center, and how they can benefit patients and families when cancer has touched their lives.

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Patient Materials:

Caregiver Resources:

Find out more about the Cancer Center's Support Services

The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Program has an ongoing mission to make support services, as well as respite and community-building areas, more accessible to patients and families throughout the Cancer Center.


Contact the Mass General Cancer Center

Contact us to make an appointment and to learn more about our programs.