- Study reveals how smoking worsens COVID-19 infection in the airways
UCLA researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the airways of the lungs.
November 17, 2020 10:30 AMdetail
- Rise in colorectal cancer among adults younger than 50 leads to new screening guidelines
New guidelines are calling for adults to begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 45 instead of 50, a recommendation that makes an additional 21 million Americans eligible for colonoscopy or other screening methods.
November 17, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- Study identifies patients with lung cancer most likely to respond to immunotherapy
Scientists are beginning to unravel one of the biggest challenges with immunotherapy: why some people with cancer respond to the treatment, while others may not respond at all.
November 16, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- Cancer Genetic Counseling director helps people understand disease risk and what they can do about it
Meet UCLA Health’s new director of Cancer Genetic Counseling, Mariana Niell-Swiller.
November 09, 2020 9:00 AMdetail
- New lung cancer treatments lead to vastly improved survival rates
In this blog, learn about how UCLA Health is leading development of therapies that trigger the immune system’s attack on the cancer, along with drugs to stop cancer cell growth
November 06, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA researchers create millions of diverse T cells from a single blood stem cell
UCLA researchers have developed a way to make mouse thymus organoids that can be grown in the lab, each one about 2 millimeters in size.
October 30, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- In memoriam: Dr. Robert Elashoff, 90, distinguished biostatistician and professor emeritus
Dr. Robert Elashoff, a Distinguished Professor and a highly valued faculty member at UCLA for over 40 years, has died after a brief illness at age 90.
October 27, 2020 11:00 AMdetail
- In memoriam: Helene Brown, 91, ‘political oncologist’ who campaigned for cancer research, prevention
Helene Brown, a UCLA alumnus and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center who was a trailblazing advocate for cancer research and public education about the disease, died Oct. 4 at her home in Los Angeles.
October 27, 2020 11:00 AMdetail
- New director to expand cancer genetic counseling services at UCLA
Mariana Niell-Swiller has joined UCLA Health as the director of cancer genetic counseling.
October 26, 2020 9:00 AMdetail
- How a Twitter hashtag provides insights for doctors and support for people with breast cancer
A UCLA-led review of nine years of social media posts with the hashtag #BCSM suggests that Twitter can actually be a useful tool, not only for patients but also for physicians and researchers.
October 23, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- Axillary surgery may not be necessary for all women with invasive breast cancer
More women could potentially be spared an axillary lymph node dissection, a procedure that causes disabling arm swelling in up to 25 percent of women, according to a UCLA study led by Dr. Maggie DiNome.
October 22, 2020 9:00 AMdetail
- UCLA physician-scientist elected to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Antoni Ribas has been named to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
October 19, 2020 8:15 AMdetail
- Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells
Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a drug that activates the body’s natural defenses by behaving like a virus may also make certain stealthy melanoma tumors visible to the immune system, allowing them to be better targeted by immunotherapy.
October 14, 2020 11:00 AMdetail
- Dr. John Glaspy named inaugural chair in integrative oncology
Prominent physician and researcher Dr. John Glaspy has been chosen as the inaugural Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Integrative Oncology.
October 14, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA researchers’ efforts to combat melanoma gets $13M boost from NIH
UCLA researchers have received a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to overcome melanoma resistance to some of the most promising targeted therapies and immunotherapies.
September 28, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA joins nationwide clinical trial to study course of COVID-19 in people with cancer
To help better understand the impact and outcomes of COVID-19 in people undergoing cancer treatment, UCLA Health and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are participating in a National Cancer Institute (NCI) study with cancer centers across the country.
September 14, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA study shows how interferon-gamma guides response to cancer immunotherapy
A new study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center sheds light on how interferon-gamma (IFN-y) guides the treatment response in people with advanced melanoma.
September 10, 2020 8:00 AMdetail
- Scientists awarded NIH grant to study bone sarcomas
Drs. Alice Soragni and Paul Boutros have received a five-year, $2.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health to study bone sarcomas at the molecular level.
August 31, 2020 8:00 AMdetail