South Bay Survivorship Consortium

The South Bay Survivorship Consortium was formed in 2009 to create a forum where healthcare providers can focus on assuring excellence in survivorship care in our community.

The Consortium's model of coordinated support strives to bring cancer survivors and their loved ones closer to the resources that will give them strength as they complete their cancer treatment and transition back to living their lives to the fullest.


Our mission is to improve the quality of care delivered to cancer survivors in the South Bay Community by providing education and support for cancer survivors and health care providers through the activities of a collaborative partnership of community-based healthcare organizations.

We believe survivorship begins the day of diagnosis for the person diagnosed and his/her loved ones. Survivorship issues should be addressed across the continuum of cancer, from diagnosis through end of life care.


  • Education of cancer survivors, Primary Care Providers and Oncology Specialists
  • Resource development and implementation to facilitate delivery of high quality, cost effective and appropriate care for cancer survivors
  • Communication of established standards of care for cancer survivorship to survivors and health care professionals

To get more information about the Consortium or ask a question about cancer survivorship issues call 310-517-7077 or email

South Bay Survivorship Consortium Members

Upcoming Program

Stay tuned for upcoming programs!

Past Programs

Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress

Date: August 14, 2019
Speakers: Donna Ehlers, MD, Kristel Quinto, LCSW, Anne Karin Nelson, LMFT, Nancy Lomibao, MS, LMFT
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Living and Thriving with Metastatic Cancer

Date: May 8, 2019
Speakers: Thomas Lowe, MD, Eve Makoff, MD, Nancy Lomibao, MS, LMFT
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Introducing Integrative Oncology: Your Diet, Your Body

Date: August 8, 2018
Speakers: Wade Nishimoto, MD, Medical Oncologist, Michael Norder, yoga teacher, and Dianne Staso, Registered Dietitian
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Managing Chemobrain: The Science & Art of Putting the Pieces Back Together

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Speakers: Sunita Patel, PhD, and Sharmone Larose, Gerontologist
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Nutrition and Physical Activity Research Update: Recommendations & Practical Tips

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Speakers: Colleen Doyle, M.S., R.D., and Curtis Mann
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What's in Your Genes? Hereditary Issues for Cancer Survivors

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Speakers: Raluca N. Kurz, MS, LCGC
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Heart and Bones: Understanding Your Secondary Health Risks After Cancer Treatment

Date: August 17, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Thomas Lowe, Medical Oncologist, Dr. Mark Lurie, Cardiologist, Dr. Cynthia Ro, Endocrinologist, and Lauren Phelan, Cancer Exercise Trainer
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Healing and Finding Meaning After Cancer Treatment: The Purpose Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Speaker: Kathleen Terry, Facilitator, Beach Cities Health District

The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Speaker: Pam Braun
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Managing Late and Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Speaker/s: Primary Care Physician, Kalpana Hool, MD; Medical Oncologist, David Chan, MD; Radiation Oncologist, Thyra Endicott, MD.
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Fighting Cancer with a Fork

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Speaker: Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT
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Thriving After Cancer: Eating Healthy for Life

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Speaker/s: Debra Nessel, RD, CDE and Ellen Ritter. Executive Chef, CDM, CFPP.
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Managing Post-Treatment Fatigue: Part 2 of Complementary Therapies for Cancer Survivors

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Speaker/s: Arash Asher, M.D., Director, Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute; Richard Goodman, Tai Chi Expert and Curtis Mann and Dominic Amici from Personal Trainers at End Results Fitness
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Complementary Therapies for Cancer Survivors, Part 1

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Speaker/s: Kate Shieh, MD, fa primary care practitioner with HealthCare Partners; Starrie Lowe, acupuncturist; Johnnette du Rand, oncology masssage therapist and Linda Neal, expert in meditation and guided imagery
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Genetics and Cancer

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Speaker/s: DeAnna Rice, cancer survivor; Calvin Chan, MS. Genetic Counselor; and Edie Smith, RN, MSN, CNM, WHNP-C from Myriad Genetics
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Cancer & The Law: From Employment Rights to Healthcare Reform

Date: Tuesday May 15, 2012
Speaker/s: Anya Prince, Esq. from the Cancer Legal Resource Center
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Opening the Door to Intimacy: Understanding Sexuality and Self-Esteem for Cancer Survivors

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Speaker/s: Carolynn Peterson, RN, MS, AOCN
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Nutrition and Cancer: Myths, Controversies and Realities

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Speaker/s: Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT
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