Skip to page body Patient Care Survivorship Research Cancer Types News Giving Community Partners Clinical Trials
UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Take the Jonsson Cancer Center Site Survey

Upcoming Events

Calendar Review
Insights Into Cancer: Melanoma 2013--Update on Anti-Cancer Therapies
Date: 7/9/2013
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. 

July 9, 2013
Melanoma 2013: Update on Anti-Cancer Therapies

Melanoma is the fourth most common cancer in men and fifth most common cancer in women. Melanoma is a cancer of the skin but can also occur in the eye. When small and local it can be treated with surgery and is often cured. Melanoma can sometimes recur and spread to other organs, called metastatic melanoma and then needs systemic treatment. Chemotherapies have been less effective in this type of cancer with a great need for more targeted approached. Some of the newest targeted approaches including those that boost the patient's own immune system are discussed. This is a disease in which research is a key to solving some of the mysteries and there are many ongoing studies that are revealing more about the molecular nature of the disease as well as specific mechanism to block its growth. The newest treatments, clinical trials, successes and failures are discussed along with hope for future treatments.

John A.Glaspy, M.D., M.P.H., is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. He is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the Associate Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the UCLA Department of Medicine and also the Vice-Chair for UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Scientific Protocol Review Committee. He holds the Estelle, Abe, and Marjorie Sanders Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. During the course of his career, Dr. Glaspy has authored more than 300 articles, abstracts, and book chapters and conducted numerous studies in a variety of areas including stem-cell transplant diseases, diet, cancer-related anemia and fatigue, ovarian cancer and melanoma.. He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the "Best Doctors in America." Dr. Glaspy has many important roles at UCLA that include seeing patients. He has specialties in a variety of cancers including women's cancers, breast and ovarian, as well as in melanoma.


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.