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Insights Into Cancer: Sarcomas--Treating Rare Cancers with Targeted Therapy
Date: 11/19/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095

SimmsMann CenterOnce 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 19, 2013
Sarcomas: Treating Rare Cancers with Targeted Therapy

Sarcomas are a rare and complex group of malignancies with only ~13000 cases yearly in the United States. The current clinical management requires a specialized and multidisciplinary approach and is currently evolving. All too often, patients dealing with the diagnosis of sarcoma are also burdened by the paucity of information regarding the approach to treating this group of diseases. Moreover, navigating the landscape regarding the optimal treatment, whether chemotherapy, surgery or radiation therapy, can be a daunting process. Dr. Singh will discuss the important details about organizing and understanding these malignancies and how families can gain more insight about sarcomas. The important contribution of basic research into fighting these diseases will also be presented along with novel clinical trials currently being pursued.

Arun Singh, M.D., is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA. Dr. Singh is a Hematologist and Medical Oncologist whose practice focuses on the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Singh's research focus is on developing novel therapies for patients with sarcomas. In the preclinical setting, he works on elucidating the mechanisms contributing to the promotion of growth in cancer cells and optimizing the use of targeted therapy in specific sarcoma subtypes. The insights gained from these efforts are then translated into the clinic in the form of new drugs in early stage Phase I and II clinical trials for sarcomas where there is an unmet clinical need.

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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 $11 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.