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Insights into Cancer: Breast Cancer 2017

Not your mother’s treatment options

Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions.

November 7, 2017

Breast Cancer 2017: Not Your Mother’s Treatment Options

We are experiencing an an explosion of new treatment options for both early and advanced breast cancer. While inspiring, the multitude of options can be overwhelming. It is easy to get lost in a sea of medical language, making it difficult for a patient to choose the right treatment for her.

Breast cancer is not one disease and there is no “one size fits all” approach. An effective treatment plan must be personalized, to both the individual and to her specific type of breast cancer.  Rena Callahan, MD reviews breast cancer treatment then, now, and in the future in a way that is easy to understand so that patients and their families are armed with information to ensure they have the most current and effective treatment plan

Schedule
6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Rena Callahan, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA. She attended Yale University for undergraduate study, and later attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine where she graduated with high honors, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology training at UCLA. She is now a member of the UCLA Hematology Oncology faculty and is active in the breast cancer research program.   She is focused on patient centered care and sees patients 5 days a week, on and off clinical trials.


Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA parking is $12 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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