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Bridge Tournament Fundraiser in Memory of Gail Lenvin

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 the important services and resources at no fee to our patients. Through individually tailored supportive care, support groups, spiritual care, psychological support, patients and families receive the needed supports to grapple Learn more »

Simms/Mann UCLA Center December Fundraisers

Join us this holiday season as we partner up with the following eatery locations to help raise money for the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. The Center provides important services and resources at no fee to patients including individually tailored supportive care, support groups, spiritual care, and psychological support. Every dollar that is contributed Learn more »

Healthy Habits for Men

This month we celebrate Movember, an annual event involving the growing of moustaches throughout November to raise awareness for men’s health issues and to promote a healthy lifestyle. The Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology also encourages men to adopt healthy habits to help lower their risk of getting cancer. Some tips to living healthier Learn more »

Lung Cancer Risks for Non-smokers

Although people know that staying away from tobacco is the most important thing to do to avoid getting lung cancer, it isn’t a guarantee. Even if you’ve never smoked there’s a risk of getting lung cancer. Every year, about 16,000 to 24,000 Americans pass away from lung cancer even though they do not smoke. The Learn more »

Healing Through Art

Creative Life Changes through Artistic Expression The Healing Through Art workshop at Simms/Mann — UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology offers cancer patients and cancer survivors a safe space for artistic expression and enhancing psychological insights while addressing topics related to health and illness, embracing life and end of life concerns. Art techniques in this workshop Learn more »

Exercise During Cancer Treatment

It is common knowledge that staying physically active is beneficial to one’s overall health.  We have learned that physical activity reduces rates of depression, improves sleep, improves bone density and reduces the risk of developing some cancers including colorectal and breast cancers.  Additionally if you are a cancer survivor, exercise may reduce your risk of Learn more »

Liana’s Looms of Love

This week we are spotlighting 10 year old Liana Clayton who created bracelets on her own to help cope with the reality of her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. Her mother, Che, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. When she learned of her fate, she said, it was difficult to tell Liana and her other Learn more »

Cancer and Your Lifestyle

A recent article in Medscape, spotlighting the 2014 World Cancer Report, puts emphasis on the importance of making necessary lifestyle and behavioral choices in order to lower the risk of cancer. Learn more »