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Insights into Cancer: 2018 Update on Stress and Cancer: Myths, Truths and Opportunities

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.

March 13, 2018

2018 Update on Stress and Cancer: Myths, Truths, and Opportunities

Steven Cole, Ph.D., UCLA Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the UCLA Social Genomics Core Laboratory discusses how stress affects cancer and what we can do about it. This talk provides an update on what science has learned over the past decade on the physiological links between stress and cancer. Some common ideas turn out to be myths (stress generally does NOT cause cancer). Others appear to be true (stress CAN make existing cancers more aggressive). New strategies are being developed to protect the health and well-being of cancer patients from the adverse biological impacts of stress. What you can do to help protect your health in a world where stress is inevitable is highlighted.

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

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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