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Dr. Jenny Tran exemplifies whole-person, culturally focused care at the heart of Simms/Mann cancer program

UCLA Health Connect blog

Post Date:December 07, 2022 9:00 AM

It is one thing to provide state-of-the-art medical care for those suffering from such a serious condition as cancer. But it is a whole extra challenge to make sure that this care is accessible to all groups, in a very diverse region of blended cultures and languages.

UCLA post doctoral fellow Tran Jenny
Dr. Jenny Tran

This has been the grand focus of the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, part of UCLA Health’s community clinics that provide integrative care for individuals and families who have been affected by cancer. Simms/Mann caregivers focus on "treating the whole person," helping them to strengthen their mind, body and spirit.

The Simms/Mann Center, which is part of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, delivers this care with an understanding of the language and culture of the local communities.

For Jenny Tran, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the Simms/Mann Center, this is a dream come true. As an Asian American who grew up in Los Angeles, she knows from experience that sometimes people within the Asian and Asian American community are reluctant to reach out for help regarding mental health concerns.

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