Gynecological cancers include ovarian, uterine, endometrial, cervical and vulvar cancer; ovarian cancer is the most common of these diseases. This talk presents the latest information on both surgical and medical oncology treatments for these diseases with an emphasis on ovarian cancer. While surgery is often the first line approach, primary treatment can and often includes additional systemic therapeutic approaches. In recent years, these systemic approaches have gone beyond traditional chemotherapy to include new generations of novel treatment strategies that target specific growth-promoting pathways and offer a more focused and personalized approach. In this lecture Drs. Cohen and Konecny explore both surgical and systemic treatments within each of these diseases. They present both traditional successful strategies and newer approaches to halt the growth of this cancer through immunotherapy techniques and antibody treatments to reduce blood vessels and nutrients reaching the tumors.
约书亚·科恩，MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is a gynecologic oncologist with specialized training in complex pelvic surgery. He has completed a fellowship in the treatment of women with gynecologic cancers including uterine, ovarian, cervical, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Cohen is an expert in tumor cytoreduction and minimally invasive surgery including the use of robotics in cancer care. He has distinguished himself in gynecologic cancer research and has completed the Clinical Research 训练 Program at the National Institutes of Health as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute certificate program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research interests include the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer and patient-centered outcomes in gynecologic oncology. He serves patients in the greater Los Angeles area with offices both in Westlake and Westwood.