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Facilitator Spotlight: Kathryn de Planque

I discovered Imagery when I was studying for my doctorate in the 90’s. There was a lot of emphasis on mind-body work in my program, and I was introduced to the power of imagery. I was told at that time that experiencing the image of one’s childhood room would be significant and powerful, but I Learn more »

Aaron’s “Live Like A Warrior” Campaign

Most young people do not imagine receiving a cancer diagnosis and yet it happens more often than most people know. While the struggles of living life with cancer can be a hard reality for young people to face, having the support of great family and friends can help ease some of the stress from the Learn more »

Health Benefits from Olives (Including Tapenade Recipe)

Olives are a key part of the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.  Olives come from trees that can be hundreds of years old and there is archeological evidence of their growth more than 10,000 years ago.  Olive trees grow well in California as well as the other major producers of Spain, Italy and Greece. Learn more »

UCLA 2015 Women’s Health Conference

On May 9th, 2015, renowned UCLA physicians who currently practice locally in the community were invited to share the absolute latest medical breakthroughs and treatments covering a broad spectrum of women’s health issues at UCLA Women’s Health Conference. Attendees of this event were educated about important topics, empowering them for better health and to allow Learn more »

Face Off With Cancer Hockey Tournament

On Saturday, June 20th, Face Off With Cancer hosted a special 3-on-3 tournament and skills challenge to raise money and awareness for the cancer community. On top of holding this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, money was given to members of the Southern California hockey community that have been affected by cancer. Simms/Mann – Learn more »

Summertime Healthy Recipes

Summer is finally here! Try out these fantastic summertime recipes from Simms/Mann Center’s Integrative Oncology Specialist Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS that are both nutritious and delicious. For more healthy tips and recipes to incorporate nutritional powerhouses into your diet to help combat cancer one recipe at a time, purchase “The Everything Cancer-Fighting Cookbook” at: http://ow.ly/OslZF Learn more »

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

When going through chemotherapy, patients may experience hair loss from drugs damaging hair follicles and preventing cells in the roots to help hair grow. It is a side effect that is feared by both men and women. Depending on the type and dose of medication you receive, patients will either lose little, none, or a Learn more »

Exploring Qi Gong with Xiaojun

Qi Gong is a form of moving meditation that has been shown to have a positive impact on the quality of life for people living with cancer. Unlike other forms of exercise, Qi Gong doesn’t require much physical exertion yet it still helps to improve your health and maintain wellness while also increasing your physical Learn more »

Making a Difference One Cup at a Time

With generous efforts from many, the Simms/Mann UCLA Center is gratefully able to accept donations from cancer patients, family and friends to help support our services. With this money we are able to help patients and families touched by cancer because we understand that medicine is not enough… psychological, nutritional and spiritual needs must be Learn more »

Sleep Problems for Cancer Patients

Insomnia and abnormal sleep-wake cycles are a common complaint in patients with cancer and cancer survivors. Studies show that 15% of the general population is faced with insomnia, where as 30% to 50% of those with cancer report having trouble sleeping. Despite its frequency, another study has found that only 16% of patients with insomnia Learn more »