The Center


The Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, which is part of the UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Oncology, was designed to help patients and family members optimize their wellness and address the challenges throughout the continuum of cancer care.

In a beautiful environment that facilitates calmness and tranquility, the Center offers a host of programs that go beyond the outstanding research based clinical care offered here at UCLA and provides many services to complement conventional medical care.  While the first step in managing cancer is getting the best cancer care with leading edge physicians and researchers, we believe that patients and families need and want more. The best medicine combines multiple modalities.

The Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology focuses on the needs of the whole person and their family. We understand that most patients want to optimize their wellness despite the challenges that cancer can bring.  We know that patients often want to combine modalities and want and need information, guidance and support that addresses nutrition, supplements, mind/body approaches, psychological concerns and all matters of the mind, body, spirit and emotions. Our Center has a patient-centered model committed to facilitating partnership between patients and practitioners in the healing process.

We have an extensive program of services to assist you and your family members from the point of diagnosis through all phases of cancer and its treatments. We also provide programs that address the unique needs of survivors after treatment ends. Our most important programs include

Psychological Support, Mind-Body Approaches, Groups & Counseling

Individual, couple and family counseling, groups (healing through art, meditation, QiGong, support, etc.) and other mind-body programs to optimize wellness and address the unique needs of patients and families through all stages of cancer treatment and survivorship.

Nutrition, Supplements & Complementary Medicine

Information and for-fee services from experts to optimize wellness related to nutrition, supplements and complementary medical care.  These include both individual sessions with integrative medicine physicians and many small group classes as well.

Psychiatry & Oncology

Psychiatric evaluation for medication integrated into comprehensive care.

Insights Into Cancer Public Lecture Series

A monthly lecture series featuring leading cancer professionals and addressing the latest developments in cancer research treatment and complementary approaches.

Reflections Boutique

A program of the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, Reflections is a consultation suite and boutique that offers resources, information and products to help manage the physical appearance changes brought about by cancers and their treatments. Reflections also carries a variety of high quality nutritional supplements selected by our integrative medicine physician to optimize wellness and complement conventional cancer care.

Information Resources & Current Newsletter

An online library that includes our current newsletter, article archives, lecture videos and “Frequently Asked Questions” answered by the Director, Medical Director and staff.

The Journey:  Patient Stories

On line archive of patient expressions including our art gallery, “Six Word Cancer Journey” and other patient perspectives.

View a video overview of the Center's Integrative Oncology Program.

View a video introduction to the Simms/Mann Center.