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Free Lecture On Anti-Cancer Therapies

January 05, 2006

Tues. 7 to 9 p.m., Jan. 10. -- In a free program, UCLA oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Richard Finn discusses evolving anti-cancer therapies. These therapies hold great promise for improving outcomes with little or no side effects. The presentation focuses on breaking down the complicated and rapidly changing vocabulary of oncology so that patients and their families have a better understanding of both traditional approaches to treating cancer and newer, innovative treatment options. In this lecture conventional therapies including radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy are presented, as well as discussions of how newer therapies are being integrated into the treatment of cancer.

Treatment, causes of side effects and the biology of cancer are all addressed and questions are welcome The Ted Maim Family Resource Center, a division of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, is sponsoring the event.

Dr. Finn is a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist and is also a researcher at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA.

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Lecture is free. No reservations required. Parking on campus costs $8. For information call 310-794-6644.

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