Letter from the Director

Anne CoscarelliI have three wishes. The first is that cancer as a disease will be cured during my lifetime. The second is that it will be prevented. While these may not be possible, my third wish is that all individuals with cancer receive optimal comprehensive medical and psychosocial care that allows them to maximize their health and wellness. I believe this is obtainable now and here at UCLA.

Cancer affects the mind, the body, the soul, and the emotions.  We are committed to treating the whole person, not just the disease.

A cancer diagnosis should not be faced alone. Everyone needs information, guidance and support during treatment, recovery or recurrence.

The Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology was designed to assist in healing and recovery. We respect the mind-body relationship and believe that quality of life is an essential goal.

Many cancer survivors find that the diagnosis provides an opportunity for personal growth. We hope that our diverse program and the information that you find here on our web site will assist you in your journey. Your psychological and physical well-being matters to us.

Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D.
Director