Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Cancer.Net Specialty Editor: Integrative Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and Distinguished Clinical Professor at Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. He is a founding member and past president of the international Society for Integrative Oncology and past Vice-chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

Dr. Cohen received his doctorate degree in medical psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Cohen is passionate about educating others on how to prevent cancer and maintain optimal health across the lifespan. As the majority of cancers are preventable, Dr. Cohen is conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle factors can influence cancer outcomes. 

Dr. Cohen leads a team conducting National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research and delivering clinical care of integrative medicine practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, massage, diet, exercise, acupuncture and other strategies such as stress management, music therapy, emotional writing and more aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life and clinical outcomes. Dr. Cohen is the co-author of the recently published book: Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six (Viking Press).

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Last updated: September 2018