Brain Tumor Patient and Family Resources

At the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center, we believe no one should navigate a brain tumor diagnosis alone. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing patients and their families with resources and support that offer compassion and comfort during this challenging time.

Phone: 908-522-5914
Brain Tumor Patient and Family Resources

Lean on Our Team

We are here to support you every step of the way. Our patient navigator, dedicated social worker, patient and family advocate and our support group will help keep you hopeful and strong.

Glasser patient navigator offers support.

Center for Hope Foundation Support Group

In a caring environment that fosters mutual understanding, patients, family members, physicians, nurses, staff members and a guest speaker meet to share, learn and discuss the challenges and successes of living with a brain tumor.

Call 908-522-5159 for more information or to attend the next meeting.

Patient participates in a remote support group session on her laptop.
Patient Navigator and Social Worker

Our patient navigator and social worker regularly meet with patients and their caregivers. They’ll get to know you and the specific services you might need. They handle every detail from scheduling appointments and providing referrals to arranging for transportation, emotional support and more.

Patient and Family Advocate

Our patient and family advocate offers the counseling that helps promote emotional and mental well-being. The advocate draws on medical and spiritual expertise to provide comfort and perspective as patients and their families adjust to life with a brain tumor.

Glasser Brain Tumor Center Resource Guide

This guide will help patients and caregivers find resources to assist in finding out more about a diagnosis, ways to seek support and suggest next steps following a diagnosis. 

What to Expect: Pre- and Post-Operative Guide

We have compiled answers to questions you may have about your upcoming treatment. Please take the time to read this helpful information, and contact us with any questions or concerns.

Read Our Newsletters

Stay up to date with the latest brain tumor-related news – spanning neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, radiosurgery and clinical trials. 

Recent editions:
Summer '23  |  Fall '22  |  Spring '22  |  Fall '21  |  Spring '21  

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Local Support Resources
Thomas Glasser Caregiver Center at Overlook Medical Center

The stress of caring for a hospitalized family member or friend can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Overlook Medical Center's Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey, offers a soothing environment where caregivers can relax, receive support and access helpful resources. Call now for support.

Learn more about the Thomas Glasser Caregiver Center at Overlook Medical Center

Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Providing safe, attentive home care has always been our priority. Our focus is not only on medical support and assistance, but on the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the entire family. Call now to learn about our visiting nurse services.

Learn more about Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a multidisciplinary medical service designed to enhance the quality of life for patients who suffer from serious illnesses. This is accomplished not only by relieving symptoms, but by ensuring that all treatments are aligned with individual preferences and values. Call us to find out more about palliative care.

Learn more about palliative care