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ARU Grand Rounds: Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation

July 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Arash Asher, MD, is the Director of Cancer Survivorship & Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai.

with Arash Asher, MD

Dr. Asher has a special interest in the physical and rehabilitative needs of cancer survivors who continue to experience the effects of their cancer or its treatment. Dr. Asher’s expertise is in the non-pharmacologic management of pain, cancer-related fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, neuropathy, exercise prescription for cancer patients, and the management other musculoskeletal problems.

Dr. Asher completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the UCLA/Greater Los Angeles VA, and a cancer rehabilitation fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Appreciate the proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms behind cognitive dysfunction and cancer-related fatigue among cancer survivors;
  • Understand mechanisms by which therapeutic exercise mitigates fatigue and possibly improves survival among cancer survivors;
  • Recognize the different management principles between the negative and positive symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

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July 17, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Anthony Galicia, MD, ARU Service Director, Well-Being Committee Chair


Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
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