- Testicular cancer survivor and pro baseball player strives to raise awareness about the condition
Connor Joe’s cancer was discovered in 2020, as he was undergoing a physical while in Spring Training with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
April 16, 2021 6:00 AMdetail
- New CAR T approach minimizes resistance, helps avoid relapse in non-Hodgkin’s B-cell lymphoma
Early results from a new, pioneering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell immunotherapy trial led by UCLA researchers found using a bilateral attack instead of the conventional single-target approach helps minimizes treatment resistance in non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma.
April 10, 2021 5:30 AMdetail
- Physician-scientist named NextGen Star by cancer research association
Dr. Anusha Kalbasi has been selected as a NextGen Star by the American Association of Cancer Research, the world’s largest professional association related to cancer research.
April 05, 2021 9:30 AMdetail
- Low-calorie diet and mild exercise improve survival for young people with leukemia
A new UCLA-led study has shown a combination of modest dietary changes and exercise can dramatically improve survival outcomes for those with a common childhood cancer.
April 01, 2021 9:00 AMdetail
- Percutaneous image guided thermal ablation safe, effective therapy for metastatic gynecologic cancers
A new study by UCLA researchers found using percutaneous image guided needle based thermal ablation is a safe and effective adjunctive therapy for the local control of metastatic gynecologic cancers.
March 29, 2021 9:30 AMdetail
- UCLA team receives $6 million from NIH to explore new pancreatic cancer therapies
A team of UCLA researchers has been awarded two research grants totaling $6 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify new ways to treat pancreatic cancer.
March 25, 2021 6:30 AMdetail
- UCLA received $590 million in NIH funding — second highest total for academic medical centers — in 2020
The NIH in 2020 awarded more than $590 million in grants to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, putting it second in the nation among all academic medical centers in NIH support.
March 24, 2021 10:30 AMdetail
- Deactivating cancer cell gene boosts immunotherapy for head and neck cancers
By targeting an enzyme that plays a key role in head and neck cancer cells, UCLA researchers were able to significantly slow the growth and spread of tumors in mice.
March 23, 2021 10:30 AMdetail
- UCLA researchers to present on latest advancements in cancer therapies at AACR annual meeting
UCLA physicians and scientists will be joining the world's leading scientists, clinicians, advocates and industry luminaries to discuss the most recent advancements in cancer research at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
March 22, 2021 9:30 AMdetail
- Home screening for colorectal cancer is easy, and doctors say any test is better than none
For one UCLA Health patient, the home FIT test led to a colonoscopy and a new appreciation for cancer screenings.
March 11, 2021 10:30 AMdetail
- CAR T-cell therapy trial at UCLA Health did what years of treatment couldn’t for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor
Adami, 61, was one of five UCLA Health patients chosen to participate in the ZUMA-5 CAR T-cell Phase 2, multicenter study of the use of axicabtagene ciloleucel in subjects with relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL).
March 09, 2021 12:00 PMdetail
- New AI approach enables research collaboration while protecting patient privacy
A recent study led by UCLA researchers found that a new deep learning training architecture, called federated learning, can collaboratively train AI algorithms without direct data sharing.
March 08, 2021 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA study finds combination therapy suppresses pancreatic tumor growth in mice
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a potential new way to target pancreatic tumors that express high intratumoral interferon signaling.
February 18, 2021 9:00 AMdetail
- UCLA and more than 125 organizations send letter to Biden urging priority access to the COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients and survivors
UCLA and more than 125 organizations and cancer centers sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden and his administration to underscore the importance of prioritizing patients with active cancer and survivors of cancer when administering the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines.
February 17, 2021 11:00 AMdetail
- Model helps predict which patients will benefit most from PSMA PET scan
A new study led by UCLA researchers helps identify which patients with prostate cancer will benefit most from the use of prostate-specific membrane antigen PET imaging, PSMA PET.
February 16, 2021 9:00 AMdetail
- Combination therapy with radiation shows promise in treating glioblastoma
In a study of mice, researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a new approach that combines an anti-psychotic drug, a statin used to lower high cholesterol levels, and radiation to improve the overall survival in mice with glioblastoma.
February 09, 2021 9:00 AMdetail
- Want to improve care for breast cancer patients? Listen to what they say on Twitter
Information shared by women with metastatic breast cancer on social media platforms like Twitter may be a timely source of data for policymakers hoping to improve care and outcomes for these patients.
February 03, 2021 8:30 AMdetail
- Advances in radiation technology help physicians deliver more precise and effective cancer treatment
A new advance in radiation-therapy equipment is giving physicians the ability to better visualize tumors and internal anatomy, allowing more accurate delivery of necessary treatments.
February 02, 2021 12:00 PMdetail
- Experts recommend people with cancer be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine
People receiving chemotherapy and some other cancer treatments are particularly vulnerable to developing serious illness from COVID-19, says UCLA's Dr. Antoni Ribas says.
January 26, 2021 6:00 AMdetail