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Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology Pancreatic Cancer

Run/Walk to Support Pancreatic Cancer

An estimated 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this calendar year(American Cancer Society: Facts and Figures 2016). In most cases, a diagnosis leads to immediate and intensive treatment, including chemotherapy, radical surgery, or radiation.

I Just Want To Talk: Grief and the Wind Telephone

By Anne Coscarelli, PhD, Director, Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology Grief is one of the most difficult emotions that we experience in life.  We all face it in big and small ways throughout life as we live through loss.  Loss comes in many forms including friends that move away, changes in jobs, relationship changes, and Learn more »

Breast Cancer Adjuvant Decisions: Incorporating Late Effects of Treatment

Participate in a UCLA Research Study We are seeking women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer to participate in a 60 to 90-minute focus group, you will receive a $30 gift card for participating and your parking will be paid for. We want to learn more about women’s experiences and decision making when informed about the treatment choices Learn more »

Savory Summertime Recipes with Artichoke Hearts and Tarragon

Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts (Serving Size: 4)  Page 69 of The Cancer Nutrition Center Handbook by Carolyn Katzin 14 ounce can of artichoke hearts ½ teaspoon salt cloves crushed garlic ½ teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground small chopped onion ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese tablespoons olive oil egg whites tablespoons fresh chopped parsley ¼ pound Learn more »

Remembering Darcie Denkert Notkin

Darcie Denkert Notkin, a longtime MGM executive and female pioneer in entertainment law, passed away at the age of 64 at her home in West Los Angeles on June 10th after living with cancer for many years. She has many credits to her name including being one of the first female heads of legal affairs Learn more »

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free program offered at Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology with the American Cancer Society that’s dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people with cancer. Quarterly group sessions held at the Simms/Mann Center teach beauty techniques to help patients address the physical changes that Learn more »

Celebrating for a Cause

Feel good this year by helping to provide free cancer care while celebrating your special occasions! The Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology depends on the donations of generous individuals to sustain our organizational operations which allow us to provide important services and resources at no fee to our patients. Through individually tailored supportive care, Learn more »

Citrus Nutrition Information & Recipes

Citrus fruit belong to the family of Rutaceae and include Oranges (Sweet and Bitter), Mandarins, Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit. Tangerines and Clementines are cultivars of Mandarins, a group of citrus fruit that are easy to peel. Citrus fruit originated in China hence the name Mandarin. Tangerines, Citrus reticulate, were first cultivated in North Africa hence its Learn more »

Young Woman Values Psychosocial Support

This is the story about the power of one person and the impact that she is having on many patients who will receive a diagnosis of cancer as her family did twice; once with her father, Michael Lenvin, and once with her mother, Gail Lenvin. After losing both of her parents to cancer, Amanda Lenvin, Learn more »

Facing Cancer with Your Significant Other

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be very stressful for you and your partner or spouse. Both the patient and the partner or spouse receives the diagnosis and it can impact all parts of the relationship. Understanding the impact on each of you is the beginning of figuring out how you will work together and support Learn more »