O. Carl Simonton, MD, (19422009) was a radiation oncologist and founder and director of the Simonton Cancer Center in Malibu, California, the first cancer counseling program to recognize the role and importance of family and personal support and to include them in the treatment plan. Dr. Simonton was a frequen lecturer at hospitals and medical schools, a consultant for cancer counseling programs, and the author of numberous articles for professional publications.
James Creighton, PhD, is a psychotherapist and coauthor of Getting Well Again, with O. Carl Simonton, MD, and Stephanie Matthews Simonton.
Stephanie Matthews Simonton is a psychotherapist. She is the co-author of Getting Well Again and the author of The Healing Family.