COVID-19 Updates:

May 22nd, 2020

To Our Dear Readers

We continue to experience challenging times due to the current health crises. There are different groups that are significantly more affected. Amongst them are those who are living with cancer and their loved ones who are supporting them. We know that cancer takes an emotional toll, and this is significantly exacerbated by the steps that are needed during a pandemic: physical separation, having to stay at home more often, unable to go to the usual places one enjoys, disruption in the medical clinics and hospitals, the uncertainty of what this virus can cause if one gets infected, etc.

One of our main focuses as a nonprofit cancer institution is in the quality of life of those with cancer and their support team. We want you to know that our thoughts and hearts are with you and supporting you, especially during this very challenging and emotionally trying time. For this reason, we want to share some resources that you can consider reviewing. Most of these are local in Southern California:

1. Our dear Dr. Paul Brenner’s writings, blog and videos on our SDCRI website and Facebook page
2. Diana Shimkus’ Everyday Mindfulness and guided meditation
3. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn has free daily guided meditations, conversation, dialogue
4. Nancy Novac’s website
5. North County Cancer Fitness offers free fitness classes for cancer patients via Zoom video meetings
6.Chopra Foundation At the bottom of this web page there are several videos of our friend Dr. Deepak Chopra. You can choose the topic you are most interested in.
7. Positive Psychology: “MBSR: 25 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Exercises and Courses”

There are definitely many other reliable and reputable websites. We plan to continue to add different resources on a regular basis.

We’ll continue to do our best to keep updating our SDCRI website and Facebook with material and resources that can be useful for cancer patients
and their loved ones.

With gratitude, warm regards and best wishes,
Dr. Daniel Vicario and the SDCRI Team

March 19th, 2020

To Our Dear Readers

As everyone is well aware, we are all experiencing a very challenging time with a disease known as COVID-19, which is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The elderly and those who are living with serious medical conditions, may be at higher risk for complications from this novel coronavirus.

As the situation is rapidly changing, if you wish to keep up with reliable information, we would recommend checking the following websites:

1. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
2. California Department of Public Health
3. San Diego County Health and Human Services
4. San Diego information on coronavirus:
5. NIH: National Institutes of Health
6. WHO: World Health Organization
7. Johns Hopkins University
8. Medicare Website regarding Coronavirus
9. Medicaid website regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019

There are definitely many other reliable and reputable websites, but these are a good place to start.
In the meantime, we’ll do our best to keep updating our SDCRI website and Facebook with information that can continue to be helpful for cancer patients and their loved ones.

With gratitude, warm regards and best wishes,
The SDCRI Team

Our Vision

The San Diego Cancer Research Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating the development and availability of cutting-edge cancer therapies, and to improving through comprehensive integrative approaches, the quality of life for cancer patients.

Our Mission

The San Diego Cancer Research Institute was co-founded by Dr. Mark J. Adler and Dr. Daniel Vicario in 1998 after several years of looking into better ways to help people with cancer. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness. Our primary goals are to help cancer patients gain quick access to state-of-the-art ‘bench-to-bedside’ medical treatment and to provide them with optimal physical, emotional and spiritual guidance to challenge their illness.


The San Diego Cancer Research Institute remains active in its mission of education, collaboration, and research. As many are aware, SDCRI’s free services facility in Encinitas closed in December 2014. Since then, SDCRI has continued its education and research collaborative efforts with several other respectable institutions and has remained an active web-based resource.
We will continue to update our webpage with news, Integrative and Genomic Research updates, Nutrition and Oncology blogs, Dr. Paul Brenner’s Blog, the latest info on the Hope Made Visible Project, educational programs, videos, resources and more.

With love, deep gratitude and much appreciation,

SDCRI Integrative Oncology leadership


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