Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine
About the Division
Our division is comprised of 4 sections – Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine, Palliative Care and General Internal Medicine. The division is comprised of an outstanding group of more than 50 compassionate and dedicated physician educators. Created in late 1988 with only a handful of faculty having eclectic interests and commitments, the division has grown to its present size and stature and honed its focus on the broad academic mission of the Keck School of Medicine.
The newly comprised division is a skillful team of clinician educators as well as a cadre of nationally recognized scientists. The division has already experienced considerable growth and realized the synergy of the union. The areas of private practice, training and research continue to be focal points of the division’s faculty.
Analysis: Primary tumor location predicts treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancerA retrospective analysis of data from the CALGB/SWOG 80405 clinical trial revealed that in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location of the primary tumor predicts the patient’s response to various treatment strategies for the disease. Patients with left-sided primary tumors responded significantly better to cetuximab, which had an average survival of 39 months as