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Insights Into Cancer: That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It—Making Sense of the Cancer Journey
Date: 5/13/2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095

SimmsMann CenterOnce 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. 

May 13, 2014
That's My Story and I’m Sticking to It—Making Sense of the Cancer Journey

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.

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.