- Cancer researcher receives grant to develop new therapies for advanced melanoma
Dr. Roger Lo received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to help understand and develop new therapies for an aggressive form of melanoma driven by so-called RAS mutations.
February 20, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- For recurrent glioblastoma, immunotherapy before surgery appears to help more than afterward
A UCLA-led study suggests that for people with recurrent glioblastoma, administering an immunotherapy drug before surgery is more effective than using the drug afterward.
February 11, 2019 6:00 AMdetail
- Shorter course of radiation therapy effective in treating men with prostate cancer
A new UCLA-led study shows that men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer can safely undergo higher doses of radiation over a significantly shorter period of time and still have the same, successful outcomes as from a much longer course of treatment.
February 08, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Newly identified characteristics of prostate tumors could help improve diagnosis and treatment
New research from UCLA, in collaboration with groups in Toronto, published in European Urology identifies a set of characteristics in tumors that determine if they can be seen by Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
February 07, 2019 6:00 AMdetail
- UCLA’s Dennis Slamon awarded Sjöberg Prize for pioneering cancer research
Dr. Dennis Slamon, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, has been named a co-winner of the 2019 Sjöberg Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Sweden’s Sjöberg Foundation.
February 05, 2019 10:30 AMdetail
- Cancer immunologist receives grant to research brain tumor treatments
Robert Prins, professor of neurosurgery and molecular and medical pharmacology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been awarded a $750,000 grant to support his research in developing immunotherapies for brain tumors.
January 29, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Distribution of industry payments not equal among male and female radiation oncologists
In a new study published by JAMA Network Open, UCLA researchers found that the distribution of industry payments appears to show sex disparity in industry relationships among radiation oncologists.
January 25, 2019 10:00 AMdetail
- Biostatistics professor appointed to California’s Carcinogen Identification Committee
Catherine Crespi, professor-in-residence of biostatistics in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been appointed by former California Governor Jerry Brown to the state’s Carcinogen Identification Committee.
January 25, 2019 9:00 AMdetail
- UCLA scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells
A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells.
January 17, 2019 3:00 PMdetail
- UCLA researcher uses big data to help optimize cancer treatment
In this Q&A, Paul Boutros explains how scientists take data, such as DNA sequencing, to design personal treatments
January 16, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- Researchers discover common markers of tumor hypoxia across 19 cancer types
Researchers have discovered molecular hallmarks of hypoxia in the first-ever pan-cancer analysis of low oxygen in human tumors, with a special focus on prostate cancer.
January 14, 2019 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA study overturns dogma of cancer metabolism theory – tumors not as addicted to glucose as previously thought
UCLA scientists have discovered that squamous cell skin cancers do not require increased glucose to power their development and growth, contrary to a long-held belief about cancer metabolism.
January 09, 2019 11:00 AMdetail
- Dr. Josh Sasine studies CAR T and other immune system approaches to treat cancer
In this video profile, UCLA’s Dr. Josh Sasine describes his connection to multiple myeloma and why he is looking for new ways to treat this cancer that accumulates in the bone marrow.
January 08, 2019 12:00 PMdetail
- Neurosurgeon-scientist honored for work in the laboratory and the clinic
Dr. Linda Liau, chair of the neurosurgery department at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been awarded the Abhijit Guha Award for her pioneering work on treating brain tumors.
December 21, 2018 8:30 AMdetail
- Three professors elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Dr. Siavash Kurdistani has been elected as members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the oldest and most esteemed nonprofit honor societies of physician-scientists.
December 20, 2018 9:00 AMdetail
- Study identifies location of DNA that gives clues to hidden cancer mutations
A new study by UCLA scientists shows that enhancers, snippets of DNA that contribute to gene regulation, fall into the same “insulated neighborhoods” or chromatin loops as the target gene and other gene-specific regulatory elements.
December 10, 2018 11:00 AMdetail
- Sprayable gel developed by UCLA-led team could help the body fight off cancer after surgery
A UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help fight recurrent cancer.
December 10, 2018 9:00 AMdetail
- Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases
Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute of Immunology have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules that help form cells’ outer membranes.
December 05, 2018 10:00 AMdetail
- UCLA research suggests widely used breast cancer therapy doesn’t cause cognitive decline
UCLA researchers have found that commonly used hormone therapies for women diagnosed with breast cancer do not appear to cause significant cognitive dysfunction following the treatment.
November 28, 2018 11:00 AMdetail
- Cancer researcher named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
Carla Koehler, a professor with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Koehler’s election is an honor bestowed on her by her peers within the Association.
November 27, 2018 10:00 AMdetail