August 8, 2017

Sarcomas: Treating Rare Cancers with Targeted Therapy

Arun Singh, MD

About the Lecture

Arun Singh, MD, UCLA Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Medical Oncology Sarcoma Program, reviews the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of patients diagnosed with sarcomas – a spectrum of rare diseases. He discusses the importance of the multidisciplinary approach in caring for patients with these malignancies. He presents the evolving biologic understanding of sarcomas and how these new insights are leading to the development of the next generation of therapies for these patients.

Speaker

arun-singhArun Singh, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA. Dr. Singh is a Hematologist and Medical Oncologist whose practice focuses on the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Singh’s research focus is on developing novel therapies for patients with sarcomas. In the preclinical setting, he works on elucidating the mechanisms contributing to the promotion of growth in cancer cells and optimizing the use of targeted therapy in specific sarcoma subtypes. The insights gained from these efforts are then translated into the clinic in the form of new drugs in early stage Phase I and II clinical trials for sarcomas where there is an unmet clinical need.

Event Information

Time
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Schedule
6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Place
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRMC) Auditorium,
B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cost
Attendance is Free.

Parking
Available at the Medical Plaza or Ronald Reagan Medical Center lots for $12.00