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Insights Into Cancer – November 7, 2017

Breast Cancer 2017: Not Your Mother’s Treatment Options

Presented by Rena Callahan, MD

About the Lecture

Rena Callahan, MD, UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, oncologist, and researcher presents the newest information on breast cancer treatment, and how it has evolved to include refined molecular testing to better guide treatment. Breast cancer is not one disease; each patient deserves and should have a personalized treatment plan. She presents different treatments such as endocrine therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and the latest targeted therapies to provide patients and families with the most current knowledge and understanding of how new treatment paradigms have evolved out of evidenced-based research studies, thus ensuring they have the most current and effective treatment plans.

About the Speaker

Rena Callahan, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA. She attended Yale University for undergraduate study, and later attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine where she graduated with high honors, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology training at UCLA. She is now a member of the UCLA Hematology Oncology faculty and is active in the breast cancer research program. She is focused on patient centered care and sees patients 5 days a week, on and off clinical trials.

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