Speaker Profile

Dr Lorenzo Cohen

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, 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, USA.

Dr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree from Reed College, Portland, Oregon and his Master’s and PhD from The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Cohen 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 leads a team conducting 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.

As the majority of cancers are preventable, Dr. Cohen is also conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle factors can influence cancer outcomes. He has published more than 180 scientific articles in top medical journals, has edited two books on integrative medicine for cancer care, and another on yoga in health care entitled The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care. He recently co-authored the book Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health and the Mix of Six, a book for the general public.