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Insights Into Cancer – July 11, 2017

Colorectal Cancer: Recent Advances in Detection and Treatment

Presented by J. Randolph Hecht, MD

About the Lecture

J. Randolph Hecht, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Carol and Saul Rosenzweig Chair for Cancer Therapies Development, and Director of the UCLA Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, discusses care of patients with colorectal cancers from initial diagnosis through treatment of early disease, and management of metastatic cancer. Traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and biological therapy are described along with ground-breaking targeted biological agents that are being tested in clinical trials and emerging in the clinic.

About the Speaker

Dr. J. Randolph Hecht is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine. He holds the Carol and Saul Rosenzweig Chair for Cancer Therapies Development and is the Director of the UCLA Gastrointestinal Oncology Program. Dr. Hecht attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He took his internal medicine residency at Northwestern and completed fellowships in gastroenterology research at the University of Chicago, and in gastroenterology and medical oncology at UCLA. Dr. Hecht is an internationally known clinical and translational researcher in the field of gastrointestinal cancers

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