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Alison Sachs, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

Director, Patient Support Services & Community Outreach
Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
Alison Sachs, Director, Patient Support Services

Recognized nationally for her leadership in the field of Oncology Social Work, Alison has served on the Board of the Association of Oncology Social Work and presently sits on the The American Cancer Society’s Western Division, Desert-Coastal Region Scientific  Advisory Board of the Go2Foundation For Lung Cancer; The Medical Advisory Board of Zero-The End of Prostate Cancer; and our local Desert Cancer Foundation. As the Director of Community Outreach and Cancer Support Services, Alison and her team are responsible for the development, design, and implementation of community outreach events, community education programs, oncology social work services, and disease prevention and health promotion programs at Eisenhower’s Lucy Curci Cancer Center.  

She is the facilitator of the Lucy Curci Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Support Group and the Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group. Alison has lectured extensively on the importance of support and education for cancer patients, their loved ones and the community in general, on topics such as Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century”, Communicating With Your Health Care Team, Caring for the Caregiver, Getting the Best Cancer Care and Cancer Information & the Internet…Buyer Beware!

Alison is Adjunct Faculty in Eisenhower’s Graduate Medical Education Residency Program and is the co-author of a chapter in the Oxford text book The Handbook of Oncology Social Work, and serves as an reviewer on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology’s special section “The Art of Psychosocial Oncology”.