Skin Cancer: Prevention Strategies, Early Recognition, and Treatment
About the Lecture
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States. They are typically divided into non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the most common non-melanoma skin cancers, affect more than 3 million Americans annually. The incidence of melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer, continues to rise in the United States. Most skin cancers are associated with ultraviolet exposure. Early detection and management are critical to the successful treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Soriano discusses what people should look for and how skin cancers can be prevented and treated. The aim of this presentation is to increase knowledge on risk factors and early detection of common skin cancers.
Dr. Teresa Soriano is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Soriano specializes in the treatment of skin cancers. She is the Clinical Director of UCLA Dermatologic Surgery and the Associate Director of the UCLA Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program. She heads the High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Anne Coscarelli, PhD, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Anne Coscarelli, PhD, Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRMC) Auditorium,
B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Attendance is Free.
Available at the Medical Plaza or Ronald Reagan Medical Center lots for $12.00