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Patient and Family Support Programs

Educational Classes and Workshops

City of Hope offers many patient and family activities and classes to bring education, networking and connection among our patients and their family caregivers. Classes may vary depending on season. Check in at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center 


Integrative Oncology

Art, music, literature and meditation are all known to lift the human spirit. 

At our Duarte campus, we offer a number of classes open to the community and workshops to help restore our patients’ and caregivers’ spirits and energy. Programs schedules may vary depending on season and facilitator availability. Check in at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center on the Duarte Campus and the Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center for a class schedule.

Use These Resources Today

For a complete listing of offerings at the Duarte main campus, in your community or online, visit our Support Services Calendar or contact the Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.

Positive Image CenterSM

The Positive Image Center helps men and women with managing the appearance-related side effects of surgery and cancer treatment. It is a safe, private environment where patients and their families receive individualized compassionate care from professional, licensed cosmetologists. The center also operates a specialty shop with an array of merchandise such as wigs, head-wraps, scarves, radiation creams, cosmetics and skin-care products.

The Nightingale Channel: A Sound Approach to Wellness

Available when connected to City of Hope Wifi on Duarte Campus

The Nightingale Channel is a video channel of curated classical music performances, specifically with the patient experience in mind. Classical music can be beautiful, fun, sometimes curious and unusual, other times soothing and comforting, and it can be deeply moving.

In recent years, an array of studies points to the benefits on health outcomes provided by music. The preliminary research that has been done so far suggests that music-based interventions may be helpful for anxiety, depressive symptoms, and pain associated with a variety of health conditions.

Access the Nightingale Channel when you are on site at City of Hope Duarte campus.

You will need to be connected to the City of Hope WiFi network to access the channel.