Insights into Cancer Series: Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Cancer 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr. - Tamkin Auditorium - Room B130

Guest Speakers: Dr. Joshua Cohen and Dr. Konecny

See below for additional information.

Admission

Admission is Free

Contact

Simms/Mann-UCLA Ctr for Integrative Oncology
(310) 794-1923
mbritvan@mednet.ucla.edu

Website

https://www.simmsmanncenter.ucla.edu/

Additional Information

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.