Insights Into Cancer: New Directions in Lung Cancer Care
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.
February 11, 2014
New Directions in Lung Cancer Care
More than 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year in this country. Only recently have we understood how best to understand the different types of lung cancer. Most importantly, this has allowed us to develop the most appropriate treatment for each type. In many cases, these are well-tolerated and highly effective pills. Nevertheless, there is still much work to be done, as we try to improve the therapies we do have and to investigate new directions for treatment. For example, in the past two years, immune therapies were shown to tap into the body’s own defense systems to attack the cancer. Clinical trials have led us to these exciting and novel treatments, and can be an important consideration in the care of all patients.
Jonathan Goldman, M.D., is the Director of Clinical Trials in Thoracic Oncology and the Associate Director of Drug Development. His research is focused on cancer drug development and on treatment for lung cancers. He develops novel anti-cancer drugs that have been identified in the lab and investigates their toxicity and efficacy for patients in the clinic.
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.