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Insights Into Cancer – January 15, 2017

Getting the Best Oncology Care in Your Neighborhood 2017

Presented by John A. Glaspy, MD, MPH

About the Lecture

John A. Glaspy, MD, MPH, UCLA Professor of Medicine, oncologist and researcher discusses important shifts in how UCLA’s academic evidenced-based care is being delivered throughout Southern California to better meet the needs of people with cancer. Having access to the latest clinical trials can mean the difference between medicine of the future versus treatments based on old theories. This presentation discusses the UCLA map of oncology, identifies the types of care and services available from Laguna to Oxnard as well as touches on groundbreaking clinical trials in various disease groups based on leading research at UCLA. Learn what can be found in your neighborhood and know when you should travel beyond.

About the Speaker

John A. Glaspy, MD, MPH, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. He is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the Associate Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the UCLA Department of Medicine and also the Vice-Chair for UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Scientific Protocol Review Committee. He holds the Estelle, Abe, and Marjorie Sanders Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. During the course of his career, Dr. Glaspy has authored more than 300 articles, abstracts, and book chapters and conducted numerous studies in a variety of areas including stem-cell transplant diseases, diet, cancer-related anemia and fatigue, ovarian cancer and melanoma. He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Glaspy has many important roles at UCLA that include seeing patients. He has specialties in a variety of cancers including women’s cancers, breast and ovarian, as well as in melanoma.

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