Linnea Chap, M.D., is a medical oncologist with an interest in breast cancer treatment. She has been published multiple times and has led several breast and ovarian cancer treatment protocols, including the pioneering use of novel biologic agents such as Herceptin and Avastin. In 2001, Dr. Chap was named, one of “America’s Top Breast Cancer Doctors” by Redbook. Annually, she has also been listed as one of “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer,” published by Michael Connelly. Recognized for her teaching and speaking skills, Dr. Chap has a national reputation where she is frequently called on to speak on the most recent advances in breast cancer treatment.
Dr. Chap received her medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, and her fellowship in both Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 1995 and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Additionally, as an Adjunct Member of the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Dr. Chap actively participates in the surgical oncology fellowship program at the Institute.
Dr. Chap introduces herself and describes why some patients with breast cancer end up with ovarian cancer.
January 4, 2010 - 12:18pm
Dr. Chap recalls the newest cancer medications being studied in the clinical environment.
January 4, 2010 - 12:14pm
Dr. Chap lists what a woman should know about monitoring for cancer recurrence.
January 4, 2010 - 12:10pm
Dr. Chap recalls her favorite experience with a cancer patient.
January 4, 2010 - 12:05pm
Dr. Chap shares why she considers Saint John's Health Center a special cancer facility.
January 4, 2010 - 12:01pm
Dr. Chap provides what women need to know about drug developments for cancer treatment and describes phase one development.
January 4, 2010 - 11:53am
Dr. Chap provides information about clinical trials that women should know before they participate.
January 4, 2010 - 11:48am
Dr. Chap explains how beneficial genetic counseling results are for a physician learning about a patient's risk for cancer.
January 4, 2010 - 11:43am
Dr. Chap discusses the negative side effects associated with biologic therapy for breast cancer treatment.
January 4, 2010 - 11:38am
Dr. Chap shares new treatments available for patients who have ovarian cancer.
January 4, 2010 - 11:33am
Dr. Chap describes helpful advice a physician can tell a woman who is newly diagnosed with cancer.
January 4, 2010 - 11:28am
Dr. Chap explains how target therapy is utilized to treat patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
January 4, 2010 - 11:23am
Dr. Chap explains how she is able to work in a field where some of her patients die.
January 4, 2010 - 11:19am