Being given the diagnosis of a brain tumor can be one the most frightening experiences in a patient’s life, whether the tumor is benign or malignant. The barrage of information and the decisions that patients and their families suddenly face present a daunting challenge. In order to help meet this challenge, the Sacramento Area Brain tumor support group was formed in 1990 to provide emotional support and educational programs to brain tumor patients and their families. The group is open to all patients with benign and malignant brain tumor disease at any stage. Patients' family members and friends are encouraged to participate.


The support group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM and are currently on a virtual platform.  Please contact Breana Sanchez to receive additional information on support group participation. 

For more information call or write to:

The Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group
C/o Breana Sanchez
Department of Neurological Surgery
UCD Medical Center
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Voice mail: 916-734-6948

What other resources are available for brain tumor patients?

American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60631

American Cancer Society

National Brain Tumor Society

National Cancer Institute 

The Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM
Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y Street, Suite 3015B
Sacramento, CA 95817

Request our expert opinion

 If you have been diagnosed with a brain condition and would like to know if treatment at UC Davis is right for you, please contact Breana Sanchez at who will coordinate the request.

  • You will be contacted about your condition and, if appropriate, we will ask you to send your medical records, films, and reports.
  • Films are reviewed by our neurosurgeons regularly.
  • After reviewing your records, a member of our staff will contact you.

Sending Your Records

Patient medical records may be mailed to:

Breana Sanchez: Film Review/Conference
UC Davis Health, Department of Neurological Surgery
4860 Y Street, Suite 3740
Sacramento, CA 95817

Please note, films will be returned on request only.