- Drug accelerates blood system’s recovery after chemotherapy, radiation
A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem cells after exposure to radiation.
August 15, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice
In research conducted in mice, a single dose of cancer drugs in a nanoscale capsule developed by the scientists eliminated all B-cell lymphoma that had metastasized to the animals’ central nervous system.
August 09, 2019 11:00 AMdetail
- Artificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses
UCLA researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately and to better detect and diagnose breast cancer.
August 09, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA study links progenitor cells to age-related prostate growth
The prostates of older mice contain more luminal progenitor cells — cells capable of generating new prostate tissue — than the prostates of younger mice, UCLA researchers have discovered.
August 07, 2019 6:00 AMdetail
- UCLA cancer researcher honored by the Veterans Health Administration
Dr. Steven Dubinett was selected by the Veterans Health Administration and the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service as this year’s recipient of the William S. Middleton Award.
August 06, 2019 9:00 AMdetail
- New imaging method is more effective at detecting prostate cancer recurrence than standard scan
UCLA researchers undertook a head-to-head comparison of these two imaging techniques and have concluded that prostate-specific membrane antigen imaging is more effective in detecting the location of the prostate cancer recurrence.
August 01, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Journal of Nuclear Medicine honors UCLA research
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine editors recently honored a UCLA study, citing it as one of the most outstanding contributions to their journal in 2018.
July 30, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- CAR T-cell therapy changes dynamic in fight against some cancers
Dr. Josh Sasine, director of UCLA Health’s new CAR T-cell program, talks about the promising results the therapy has produced and the larger significance of the approach.
July 29, 2019 9:00 AMdetail
- New technique helps create more personalized therapies for people with hard-to-treat cancers
Using an ultra-sensitive and high-throughput isolation technology, UCLA researchers were able to characterize and identify the neoantigens driving the antitumor responses in a patient treated with anti-PD-1 blockade and isolate the T cell receptors responsible for such effect.
July 22, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Physician-scientist honored for contributions in advancing cancer care
Dr. Antoni Ribas was honored with the Award of Excellence in Medicine by the Hope Funds for Cancer Research for his contributions in developing new therapies for malignant melanoma, helping significantly increase the life-expectancy and quality of life for people with this disease.
July 16, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Similarities of small cell cancers to blood cancers could lead to better treatments
An interdisciplinary team of UCLA scientists has found that small cell neuroendocrine cancers from a range of tissues have a common molecular signature and share drug sensitivities with blood cancers.
July 08, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology named Agency of the Year
The Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology has been honored as the social work agency of the year for its collaboration and outstanding work educating students.
July 02, 2019 9:00 AMdetail
- Noninvasive test improves detection of aggressive prostate cancer
A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Toronto have identified a new biomarker found in urine that can help detect aggressive prostate cancer, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of men each year from undergoing unnecessary surgeries and radiotherapy treatments.
July 01, 2019 8:30 AMdetail
- Professor honored for work in lung cancer research and treatment
Dr. Steven Dubinett has been honored by the American Lung Association for his work on research and treatment of lung cancer.
June 28, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Chemical engineer receives major grant for immunotherapy research
Yvonne Chen has received a $1.25 million grant from the Cancer Research Institute to support her studies of immunotherapies for cancer
June 25, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Researcher looks for ways to detect deadly cancer before it develops
Dr. Beth Karlan is hopeful that her research will help women get diagnosed with ovarian cancer at an earlier stage
June 24, 2019 7:30 AMdetail
- Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer
A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes biopsy guided by magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, can be used together with the traditional method to increase the rate of prostate cancer detection.
June 13, 2019 7:00 AMdetail
- UCLA professor’s last gift will support research in cancer and stem cell biology
Shortly before financier and UCLA professor Roy Doumani passed away in March, he and his wife, Carol, contributed $5.25 million to advance research in cancer and stem cell biology at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.
June 12, 2019 10:00 AMdetail
- Organic chemist named the UC Presidential Chair in Medicinal Chemistry
Michael Jung, UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named the University of California Presidential Chair in Medicinal Chemistry.
June 11, 2019 9:00 AMdetail
- UCLA Health adopts Microsoft Azure to accelerate medical research and improve patient care
UCLA Health is deploying Microsoft cloud computing services to enable UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine to synthesize vast amounts of clinical and research data to speed medical discoveries and improve patient care.
June 10, 2019 8:00 AMdetail