- UCLA Health recognized as one of the best hospitals for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
The UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center was ranked No. 1 in Los Angeles and California, rise to No. 8 in nation
July 27, 2021 8:00 AMdetail
- Dr. Beth Karlan receives lifetime achievement award for contributions to gynecologic oncology
Internationally renowned physician-scientist Dr. Beth Karlan is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Gynecologic Cancer Society.
July 26, 2021 9:00 AMdetail
- CSUN receives $3.6 million CIRM grant to provide undergraduate students with stem cell research training and internships in UCLA labs
Cal State Northridge has received a $3.6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, also known as CIRM, to prepare undergraduate students for careers in stem cell research through intensive coursework and internships in leading UCLA research labs.
July 26, 2021 6:00 AMdetail
- UCLA Health opens radiation oncology treatment center in Santa Clarita
UCLA Health has made accessing world-class cancer care easier and more convenient for Santa Clarita-area residents with the opening of a new radiation oncology treatment center at the UCLA Santa Clarita Community Cancer Clinic.
July 23, 2021 6:00 AMdetail
- Scientists provide new insight on how to stop transcription of cancer cells
A new UCLA research study identifies TAF12 as a potential cancer drug target.
July 21, 2021 2:00 PMdetail
- Tool helps predicts who will respond best to targeted prostate cancer therapy
New ‘nomogram’ opens the door to improved personalized treatments, UCLA-led study shows.
July 08, 2021 3:30 PMdetail
- Two cancer researchers chosen as dermatology fellows by melanoma foundation
Dr. Zhentao Yang and Dr. Yujue Wang have been chosen as dermatology fellows by the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest nonprofit funder of melanoma research.
July 07, 2021 8:00 AMdetail
- Multimodality care improves treatment outcomes for aggressive prostate cancer
Men with high-risk prostate cancer with at least one additional aggressive feature have the best outcomes when treated with multiple healthcare disciplines, known as multimodality care, according to a UCLA study led by Dr. Amar Kishan.
July 01, 2021 8:00 AMdetail
- Dr. Marco Giovannini honored for neurofibromatosis research
Dr. Marco Giovannini has received the 2021 Friedrich von Recklinghausen Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
June 24, 2021 3:00 PMdetail
- Drug commonly used as antidepressant helps fight cancer in mice
A class of drug called monoamine oxidase inhibitors is commonly prescribed to treat depression; the medications work by boosting levels of serotonin, the brain’s “happiness hormone.”
June 10, 2021 2:00 AMdetail
- Doctor’s daughter becomes a pioneer in cancer survivorship
Meet breast cancer research trailblazer Dr. Patricia Ganz, whose contributions to quality-of-life and quality-of-care issues have expanded the field’s capacity to deliver high-value cancer care.
June 04, 2021 8:30 AMdetail
- UCLA donors combine efforts to honor esteemed orthopaedic surgeon
A new endowed chair at UCLA will honor the memory of Dr. Jeffrey Eckardt, a longtime faculty member who pioneered limb salvage surgery.
June 02, 2021 9:00 AMdetail
- Cancer researchers receive Young Investigator Awards
UCLA researchers Drs. Cristina Puig Saus and Gatien Moriceau have received the Young Investigator Award from the Melanoma Research Alliance.
May 21, 2021 7:00 AMdetail
- Surgeon brings game-changing treatment for early-stage melanoma to UCLA Health
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to mark it than with the introduction of groundbreaking treatment for early-stage melanomas.
May 21, 2021 6:00 AMdetail
- UCLA joins NCI-designated cancer centers in call for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted delivery of key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.
May 20, 2021 9:00 AMdetail
- Some prostate cancers may be more aggressive than originally thought
A new UCLA-led study indicates some men who have a recurrence after initial radiation for high-risk prostate cancer may have a more aggressive course of disease than thought.
May 19, 2021 8:00 AMdetail
- Colorectal cancer screenings now recommended beginning at age 45
It’s official: The board of physician-scientists known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends colorectal cancer screening for Americans to begin at age 45, rather than at 50, as was previously the standard.
May 18, 2021 12:00 PMdetail
- UCLA researchers receive over $10M in CIRM grants to advance cell therapies for melanoma and multiple myeloma
Two UCLA researchers have received over $10 million in CIRM grants to develop cell therapies for melanoma and multiple myeloma.
May 18, 2021 11:00 AMdetail
- UCLA team discovers how to restrict growth, spread of head and neck cancers
UCLA researchers have discovered a key molecule that allows cancer stem cells to bypass the body’s natural immune defenses, spurring the growth and spread of head and neck squamous cell cancers.
May 05, 2021 8:00 AMdetail
- Researchers identify potential combination therapy for aggressive lung cancer
A new study by UCLA researchers has identified a novel combination therapy to potentially help overcome resistance to immunotherapy in people diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The combination approach uses immune checkpoint inhibitors with ATRA, a safe medication that is widely used to treat leukemia.
May 04, 2021 8:00 AMdetail