Insights into Cancer: Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancer 2019—Surgical and Medical Oncology Perspectives
- Date: December 10, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
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.
December 10, 2019
Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancer 2019: Surgical and Medical Oncology Perspectives
Gynecological cancers include ovarian, uterine, endometrial, cervical and vulvar cancer; ovarian cancer is the most common of these diseases. This talk presents the latest information on both surgical and medical oncology treatments for these diseases with an emphasis on ovarian cancer. While surgery is often the first line approach, primary treatment can and often includes additional systemic therapeutic approaches. In recent years, these systemic approaches have gone beyond traditional chemotherapy to include new generations of novel treatment strategies that target specific growth-promoting pathways and offer a more focused and personalized approach. In this lecture Drs. Cohen and Konecny explore both surgical and systemic treatments within each of these diseases. They present both traditional successful strategies and newer approaches to halt the growth of this cancer through immunotherapy techniques and antibody treatments to reduce blood vessels and nutrients reaching the tumors.
Gottfried E. Konecny, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is a medical oncologist with specialized training in gynecologic oncology. He also directs the Translational Oncology Research Program for Gynecologic Oncology at UCLA. It is the primary aim of his basic/clinical translational research in cancer medicine to develop novel targeted treatment strategies for patients diagnosed with breast, endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancer. These efforts are rooted in the understanding that breast, endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancer therapy has begun to shift from a one size fits all approach to a personalized approach, in which each patient is treated according to the specific genetic defects in the tumor. His initiatives are directed at using the latest and most effective technologies He is the principal investigator of multiple international clinical trials and over the last 3 years has served as the program committee lead in gynecologic oncology for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He sees patients in Westwood.
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.