Information meetings and resources

Have a question related to cancer, treatment, recovery, and support? Visit our library at the ESCA CancerSupport Drop-in centre, check out our Events page for upcoming seminars, or try our online links.


Our wonderful librarians have stocked a huge selection of books and brochures to help you find information you’re looking for. Details about how to borrow materials can be found on the library webpage.

Among the various resources that we offer, we have translated into English and made freely available a guide, from the Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève (HUG), that provides patients, friends and family assistance during chemotherapy treatment.



 Informational Meetings

Our counsellors regularly bring in guest speakers to discuss various topics. Many of these presentations are also open to non-members of ESCA CS. In the past, these talks have dealt with:

  •     nutrition
  •     genetic counselling
  •     the new Prostate Centre at Geneva’s university hospital (the HUG)
  •     naturopathy
  •     reflexology
  •     patient-doctor relations


Online Resources

Regional Information

La Ligue Suisse contre le cancer (eng)

La Boutique de la Ligue contre le cancer (fr)

Look Good Feel Better


La Ligue genevoise contre le cancer (fr) HUG Maternity
Prostate Cancer Centre HUG Swiss Int. Prostate Centre Beaulieu (eng)
Breast Cancer Centre Grangettes (eng) Fondation genevoise pour le depistage du cancer
Association of Doctors in Geneva


La Ligue vaudoise contre le cancer (fr)

CHUV Centre for Breast Cancer & Gynaecological Tumours

Reseau Lausannois du Sein

Espace de Chimio et d’oncologie


Fondation vaudoise pour le depistage du cancer

Frontier (France)


Cancer Support France (eng)

La Ligue contre le cancer (fr)

International Websites

Cancer Research UK Macmillan Cancer Support
US National Cancer Institute American Cancer Society
Australian Government Mayo Clinic
Johns Hopkins Prostate cancer UK


Little Princess Trust
Little Princess Trust  is a charity that provides real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss

Research Links

MEDLINE database: references to scientific articles primarily for researchers and doctors.

US Medical Library Association


My Survival Story

After being confronted with grim statistics and sad stories online while researching his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Martin, a 32-year-old Swiss guy, decides to look for more relatable stories. He and his wife Katarina decide to travel once around the world to interview cancer survivors. In this series you’ll join the couple on their journey and hear from the people they met.

For audio (itunes) . For video