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Insights into Cancer: Breast Cancer 2019

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.

October 15, 2019

Breast Cancer 2019

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. Dr. Rena Callahan 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.

Dr. Rena Callahan is a hematologist-oncologist who practices in Santa Monica and Santa Clarita. She is active in the breast cancer research and treatment program and also specializes in gynecologic malignancies. She is board certified in hematology and medical oncology and is also an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Callahan is dedicated to providing patient-centered care, and including her patients in clinical decision making so that their individual goals are met. She has a unique interest in the evolving treatment of breast cancer, and how complementary therapies, such as meditation, yoga, and reiki can be integrated with Western evidence-based medicine.

Receiving her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Callahan graduated Alpha Omega Alpha, with high honors. She completed her internal medicine and hematology/oncology training at UCLA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Yale University.

Dr. Callahan has spoken about the evolving treatment of breast cancer at both local and national meetings.

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

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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