Winning The War On Women’s Cancer: Advances In Prevention, Treatment, And Survival

Tuesdays, February 21 – March 28, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 pm
UCSF’s Parnassus Campus
School of Nursing Building, Room 225
513 Parnassus Avenue
Course# MLL17011

Course Chair

Lee-may Chen, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF

Course Description

Gynecologic cancer can be a devastating disease that either directly or indirectly affects nearly every person in our society. Recent discoveries and advances in treatment have changed our understanding of these cancers in terms of their biology and genetics. Armed with knowledge of the mechanisms of cancer growth and spread, new strategies for prevention and early detection have evolved. In addition, new types of cancer therapy have been developed to target gynecologic cancers more specifically and with fewer side effects. As a result, death rates for many of the gynecologic cancers are now falling. In this course you will receive up-to-date information on the current state of gynecologic cancer prevention, diagnosis and management. You will learn how advances in early detection and improved side effect profiles for novel treatments assist us not only in improving rates of cure but also in improving quality of life.

Course Topics

  • Overview Of Gynecologic Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer Prevention
  • Genetics Of Gynecologic Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer surgery
  • Gynecologic Cancer Treatment
  • Sexual Health And Survivorship

Lecture Schedule

Location:  View/download Winter 2017 Registration Location Map (.pdf)

February 21, 2017
Title: Overview of Gynecologic Cancers
Lee-may Chen, MD & Jocelyn Chapman, MD
Handouts: Uterine Cancer | Cervical Cancer | Ovarian Cancer

February 28, 2017
Title: Genetics of Gynecologic Cancers
Julie Mak, MS & Jocelyn Chapman, MD

March 7, 2017
Title: Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
Stefanie Ueda, MD & Lee-may Chen, MD

March 14, 2017
Title: Gynecologic Cancer Prevention
Karen Smith-McCune, MD & Lee-may Chen, MD

March 21, 2017
Title: Gynecologic Cancer Treatment
Edwin Alvarez, MD & Jocelyn Chapman, MD

March 28, 2017
Title: Sexual Health & Survivorship
Tami Rowen, MD & Lee-may Chen, MD