Insights Into Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer 2012—Surgical & Medical Treatment
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.
November 13, 2012
Pancreatic Cancer 2012: Surgical & Medical Treatment
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. It is the second most common cause of gastrointestinal cancers, behind colon cancer. Patients often do not experience symptoms until the cancer involves the surrounding blood vessels or spreads beyond the pancreas, and they are initially treated with chemotherapy and occasionally radiation therapy. Surgical treatment is offered to patients with early stage tumors that are confined to the region of the pancreas; it includes a Whipple resection, which is a complex surgery. This lecture will address the surgical and medical treatment of patients with both early and late stage disease. Up to date information on improved survival associated with chemotherapy regimens and biologic agents will be reviewed. We will also highlight the diverse resources that are available within the UCLA Center for Pancreatic Diseases, including clinical trials, palliative treatments, support services, etc.
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.