The Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology is part of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Oncology.


Phone: (310) 794-6644 Fax: (310) 794-9615
Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Sat - Sun: Closed

Living Beyond Limits


This group for patients with recurrent or metastatic cancer encourages the exploration and expression of emotions and thoughts, particularly those related to living with cancer. The group’s purpose is to facilitate mutual support, encourage active coping, and promote effective interactions with family members and social networks. Group members also provide each other with information and guidance about navigating medical care. The group aims to enhance quality of life in its members and reduce their difficulties with pain, anxiety, and distress.

Group members are asked to make a commitment to attend regularly.

This group is made possible, in part, by the Li Bailey Trust.

What You Should Expect From Groups


Celeste Torrens, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with individuals with cancer.


Weekly on Thursdays
11:00am – 12:30pm


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have transitioned this group to Zoom. For more information on how to access our groups via Zoom, please contact the group facilitator, call us at 310-794-6644 or email us at


For more information, or to enroll, please call the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology at 310-794-6644 or email

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