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Insights Into Cancer: How to Become a Take-Charge Patient through Cancer
Date: 3/11/2014
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. 

March 11, 2014
Sexual Health Considerations for the Cancer Patient and Their Partners

Frustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient, Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., empowers patients to become proactive, assertive, well-informed participants in their own health care. Martine discusses the wealth of information provided in her newest book, filled with advice and stories from over 200 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other medical professionals and patients. Patients and caregivers can learn to cut through red tape and navigate today’s complex health care system with confidence.

Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., has a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and is currently completing a certificate program in patient advocacy Martine regularly publishes articles on the topics of patient empowerment, patient advocacy, patient safety, successful communication in medical encounters, the collaborative relationship between patients and medical professionals, and other health/medical related issues. She has been interviewed on national TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, including NBC News, ABC News, KCAL 9/CBS News, NPR, Prevention Magazine, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Los Angeles Times Magazine and many more. Martine lectures at universities, hospitals, and health organizations on patient empowerment, patient engagement, the collaborative relationship between physicians and patients in patient-centered care, and more.

She is also the author the award winning, Critical Conditions and is a member of the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology Advisory Board.


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.