- Changes in the architecture around cancer cells can fuel their spread
UCLA researchers have found that the extracellular matrix, the dense network of proteins and carbohydrates that surround a cell, can influence how cells move within the body by regulating their sugar consumption.
September 07, 2018 11:00 AMdetail
- $3.2 million NIH grant aims to correct diagnostic errors for breast cancer
In a new UCLA-led study, funded by a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, researchers will examine how perception and cognition interact in the interpretation of breast biopsy images. The aim is to improve physicians’ diagnostic skills and accuracy.
September 06, 2018 12:00 PMdetail
- Five facts about ovarian cancer to share with friends, family
A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, a UCLA professor in obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is convinced of it.
August 31, 2018 11:00 AMdetail
- Combination approach shows promise for beating advanced melanoma
A UCLA-led study has found that a treatment that uses a bacteria-like agent in combination with an immunotherapy drug could help some people with advanced melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, live longer.
August 27, 2018 3:08 PMdetail
- Cancer researcher receives $100,000 award to study gene therapies
Paul Weiss and the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital have been awarded a $100,000 St. Baldrick’s Foundation pediatric cancer research grant.
August 20, 2018 9:47 AMdetail
- UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Fielding School of Public Health scientists to partner with community health centers to study comparative-effectiveness of various strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening
UCLA researcher, Dr. Roshan Bastani will lead a three-year, $910,000 research study awarded by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program to implement and evaluate a program designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among underserved populations.
August 20, 2018 8:00 AMdetail
- UCLA research reveals key difference in how stem cells act when stressed versus when at rest
UCLA researchers have discovered an important distinction in how blood-forming stem cells are supported by their micro-environments during rest and after injury.
August 09, 2018 9:30 AMdetail
- UCLA awarded $9.3 million to help provide prostate cancer treatment in the community
Members of the UCLA urology department have received $9.3 million of funding from the state of California to help combat the financial burden of cancer treatment for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in American men.
August 08, 2018 10:00 AMdetail
- UCLA Health joins nationwide clinical trial for acute myeloid leukemia
UCLA Health has joined an important national clinical trial that uses genetic testing to match people who have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, with new therapies.
August 07, 2018 3:00 PMdetail
- How nature helps empower people going through cancer treatment
The new mindfulness workshop — called Tree of Life Fulfillment — is offered specifically through the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, at the UCLA Hematology Oncology office in Encino.
July 30, 2018 9:00 AMdetail
- UCLA scientist receives CIRM Discovery Grant to develop a cellular therapy for cancer using blood stem cells
Lili Yang has received a Quest Discovery Program award totaling approximately $1.4 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state stem cell agency.
July 23, 2018 6:00 AMdetail
- Antibody identifier could speed development of therapies for cancer, other diseases
A research team led by a UCLA bioengineer has developed a model to predict the extent to which new laboratory-designed antibodies will be able to combat specific human diseases.
July 09, 2018 10:00 AMdetail
- Carnegie Corporation names two UCLA professors “Great Immigrants”
The Carnegie Corporation of New York named two UCLA professors, Dr. Antoni Ribas and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, “Great Immigrants” as part of a selected group of naturalized citizens who have made notable contributions to the progress of American society.
June 28, 2018 10:00 AMdetail
- UCLA partners with nation’s top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the United States
Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). And of those millions, more than 31,000 will be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer this year. Despite those staggering figures and the availability of a vaccine to prevent the infections that cause these cancers, HPV vaccination remains low in the United States.
June 07, 2018 8:00 AMdetail
- Back on set
Meet writer and director Erika Kaestle, who under the care of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-scientist Dr. Timothy Cloughesy, keeps the production going even while battling brain cancer.
June 06, 2018 12:00 PMdetail
- Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system
A UCLA-led study has found how colon cancer alters its genes during development in order to avoid detection by the immune system, creating a specific genetic imprint in the process.
June 03, 2018 6:00 AMdetail
- Personalized cancer vaccine may increase long-term survival in patients with deadly brain cancer
An international Phase III study led by researchers at UCLA and at Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. has found that a personalized glioblastoma vaccine may increase long-term survival in some patients. Nearly 30 percent of patients in the current trial have now survived at least three years post-enrollment, with patients continuing to be followed over time.
May 30, 2018 8:00 AMdetail
- New grant funds cutting-edge UCLA clinical trial for late-stage lung cancer
UCLA scientists have been awarded a $12M grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine — also known as CIRM — to initiate a phase 1 clinical trial to test a novel cancer treatment for advanced-stage lung cancer.
May 29, 2018 8:30 AMdetail
- Melanoma researcher selected as AACR NextGen Star
Scientist Dr. Willy Hugo, adjunct assistant professor of medicine and dermatology, has been named as a NextGen Star by the American Association of Cancer Research for his efforts in finding new ways to tackle melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.
May 24, 2018 9:30 AMdetail
- UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center physicians, scientists to present on latest cancer research advancements at ASCO annual meeting
Scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center will be presenting on the latest advancements in clinical cancer research, alternative treatment options for late-stage cancers and the newest developments in immunotherapy at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
May 21, 2018 9:00 AMdetail