Insights Into Cancer: Lymphoma Treatment in 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free and open to the public
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.
August 12, 2014
Lymphoma Treatment in 2014
Lymphoma represents a collection of blood cancers that arise from the lymphoid cells of the immune system. An estimated 79,000 people will be diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013, the majority of these will be non-Hodgkin lymphomas and approximately 10 percent will be Hodgkin lymphomas. There are over 50 different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The field of lymphoma research is rapidly evolving as medical professionals learn more about the biology of each type of lymphoma, and several new, exciting therapies are currently in clinical trials. The different types of lymphoma, the general approach to treatment and the new targeted therapies that have recently been reported or are currently in clinical trials will be discussed. Also highlighted are the available treatment options and potential new therapies for lymphoma.
Sarah M. Larson, M.D., UCLA Clinical Instructor and medical oncologist specializes in the treatment of lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Her research interests include the identification of novel pathways and therapeutics for patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma. She has also worked on the use of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for the treatment of patients with lymphoma.
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.