Medical Engineering in Cancer

Lily Lau Lai, M.D.
Division of General Oncologic Surgery
City of Hope National Medical Center

Overall, there has been increasing collaboration between engineering and medicine although the divide between clinical needs and novel technology to address clinical issues remains great. Recently, we embarked on a number of projects with engineers to begin to bring novel technology to improve on cancer detection and diagnosis, cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship. We will discuss these projects to highlight the need for more and better collaboration between engineers and clinicians.


About the Speaker

Dr. Lily Lai completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard before completing her medical studies and residency at UC San Diego. While rotating at City of Hope as a resident, she found her calling in caring for cancer patients. After a three-year fellowship in Surgical Oncology at City of Hope, Dr. Lai remained as faculty at the City of Hope, a NCCN Comprehensive Cancer Center. She specializes in Breast and Colorectal Cancers. Her research has been in the delivery of cancer care through creative adaptation of existing and new technology. This has resulted in innovative redesign of imaging devices for clinical use; in advancing telemedicine in geographically remote areas; and in exploiting technology to assist in operations. In addition to her clinical work and research endeavors, Dr. Lai is the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery as well as the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program Director. She is directly involved in the training and education of future leaders in cancer care.

Date(s) - May 31, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

2101 Engineering V
420 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095