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Insights Into Cancer: Cardiovascular Health After Cancer
Date: 12/2/2014
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. 

December 2, 2014
Cardiovascular Health After Cancer

The life expectancy of cancer survivors has significantly increased over the past few decades due to the incredible advances in cancer treatments and radical new developments in anti-cancer therapies. While these treatment modalities have prolonged survival significantly, cancer survivors that have had certain types of chemotherapy and radiation are not only at increased long-term risk for recurrent malignancies, but also for long-term cardiac effects. The known long-term cardiac effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment and the critical importance of maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and diet for cancer survivors are discussed. Also highlighted is the need for continued cardiac screening in special populations of cancer survivors that have undergone treatments with certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments that put them at higher risk of cardiovascular complications later in life.

Eric Yang, M.D., is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of California at Los Angeles. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and did his residency and cardiology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Yang works as an invasive cardiologist at UCLA, and performs both invasive and noninvasive diagnostic procedures. His clinical interests include cardio-oncology, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiac imaging. He serves at the Associate Program Director for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship.

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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 $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.