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Insights into Cancer: Just a Moment

Pivotal points in the cancer maze

Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions.

April 4, 2017

Just a Moment: Pivotal Points in the Cancer Maze

The stories that we tell ourselves about cancer can affect our experiences of the disease. Our personal answers to such questions as, “How should I live my life now?” can influence our moment-to-moment thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physiology. Although each individual diagnosed with cancer has a unique path through the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual challenges associated with the disease, we also have some points where our paths converge. This presentation will offer a framework for making sense of the commonalities and differences in our stories about our cancer journeys, with illustrations from books, movies, and the presenter’s own experiences as a psychologist, cancer patient, and family caregiver.

6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Jeff Tirengel, Psy.D., M.P.H., is a Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He also directs psychological services for the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Dr. Tirengel began his career in Washington, DC, serving public and private organizations including the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA parking is $12 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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