John A. Glaspy, MD, MPH
Breast cancer continues to be the leading cancer in women with over 178,000 new cases detected yearly. The diagnosis is inevitably a life-altering, frightening experience for patients. New treatments are being developed at an unprecedented pace and navigating the maze of options available can be overwhelming and difficult for those affected by breast cancer. Women need information in order to be active participants in their care. Dr. Glaspy helps demystify the complexity by clarifying the best evidenced based approaches to systemic breast cancer management and shedding light on some important controversies. Clinical trials are a growing resource for women to obtain the latest novel treatments and he outlines some of the newest trials and recent trials. This information pertains to systemic chemotherapy, hormonal agents as well as some of the new trials evaluating targeted agents. The goal of this presentation is to help women and their families understand the latest information about this disease and best treatment options so they can stay informed and aware of changing strategies.
The Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, which is part of the UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Oncology, was designed to help patients and family members optimize their wellness and address the challenges throughout the continuum of cancer care.
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