Upcoming Insights Into Cancer lecture:
RECENT TREATMENT ADVANCES IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY – Tuesday July 13, 2010: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dr. Percy Lee, MD, UCLA Assistant Professor, radiation oncologist and researcher, discusses radiation therapy as an integral component in the fight against cancer and how recent advances have allowed radiation oncologists to target cancer more precisely by conforming the radiation to the size and shape of tumor thus maximally sparing normal tissue. He explains advances in 3-dimensional conformal therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, as well as stereotactic body radiation therapy which result in improved tumor control rates, survival, and decreases in short and longer term side effects.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRMC) Auditorium
757 Westwood Plaza
Room B130 (B Level)
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Parking is available at the RRMC and the Medical Plaza. Cost is $11 at both locations.
Mark your calendar for the next Insights Into Cancer lecture on August 10, 2010:
Complementary Medicine in Cancer: A Panel of East West, Manipulative Therapies and Herbalism
Mary Hardy, MD, Medical Director, Simms/MannUCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, moderates a panel discussion with experts in treatment areas that complement conventional oncology on how complementary approaches can be utilized to improve quality of life, reduce symptoms and benefit wellness throughout the continuum of cancer care. Keith Henry, BS, DC, Assistant Professor of the Cleveland School of Chiropractic discusses the advantages and cautions of massage and manual therapies for cancer patients; Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACP, Director, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine describes how acupuncture and herbs are used to treat symptoms of cancer and its treatments; and Amanda McQuade Crawford, BA MNIMH, author, medical herbalist with 20 years of experience shares knowledge about nutrition and herbs as complements to cancer care..
For additional information contact us at <a href="www.SimmsMannCenter.ucla.edu">www.SimmsMannCenter.ucla.edu</a>