Beyond Cancer Survival
Cedar-Sinai’s Dr. Arash Asher leads an emerging movement in cancer care. As director of Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation at The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, he runs a dynamic clinic for patients and survivors.
“Americans afflicted with this disease are living longer than ever and their outlook continues to improve,” says Dr. Asher. Cancer survivors have tripled over the past 30 years, now numbering 12 million.
Dr. Asher’s clinic supports patients and survivors facing a wide range of challenges such as fatigue, weakness, changes in thinking, and pain. “I speak for everyone on our multidisciplinary staff when I say we are committed to helping our patients live life to the fullest,” he says.
In pursuit of that goal, Dr. Asher has integrated a number of innovative cancer rehabilitation programs, including art therapy, personalized exercise regimes, and novel cognitive rehabilitation for “chemobrain.”
“Ultimately, our goal is to heal the body, mind, and spirit, helping patients find meaning during this difficult process.”
—Arash Asher, MD