UCLA Cancer Discoveries 2001-2002


Advancing Cancer Therapy Through the Human Genome Project
How UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center uses the Human Genome Project to help revolutionize cancer research. (read article...)

Unraveling the Mysteries of Liver Cancer
The new Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center offers the latest traditional and experimental therapies for the most deadly cancer and advances research aimed at a cure. (read article... )

First Person: "I got my life back."
High school teacher tells how researchers, physicians and her friends, family and students paved the path for her journey from leukemia back to health. (read article... )

Scientific Standout: Dr. Leonard Rome
Renaissance man vigorously combines distinguished scientific career, high level administration and family life in a complex milieu that adds up to success. (read article...)

Scientific Standout: Dr. Michael Carey
Superb, creative scientist travels a road that leads over the horizon. (read article...)

First Person: "I am lucky. I am afraid. I am fighting."
Business woman and mother of two writes about her fight against breast cancer. (read article...)

A New Window on Cancer Therapies
Gene tracking systems are being developed to evaluate the progress of cancer therapy without using biopsies. (read article...)

On the Cover
Dr. Stanley Nelson examines the DNA microarrayer that he helped design and develop. The DNA microarrayer is a key component of a generic system to measure the level of activity of up to 18,000 genes simultaneously, thereby accelerating by orders of magnitude the process of finding defective genes in specific disease states. (view cover...)

Profile: Dr. Hong Wu
Researcher seeks an answer to a basic question: Why do normal cells become cancer cells? (read article...)

A Place to Go for People at High Risk for Cancer
Patients at high risk for cancer have a place to go for information, support and to help others who share their situation. (read article...)

The Closest Thing to a Miracle
How one woman learned that her fear of cancer was unfounded and, for the first time, looked forward to a long and happy life. (more...)

Four Young Scientists
The extraordinary work of four researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. (read article...)

Community Oncology Research Network and Prostate Cancer Study Group Urology Sites
Facilities affiliated with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are conveniently located in many cities. (more...)

First Person: "I am not the hero of my cancer story."
Parents become heroes in a young man's battle with cancer. (more...)

Prestigious Grant Backs Major Lung Cancer Research
NCI picks Jonsson Cancer Center for program to develop new lung cancer treatments from research. (more...)

Learning to Talk About Cancer
How members of one support group helped themselves at UCLA. (more...)

Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation
Major and planned gifts, special gifts, events and recent gifts of note. (more...)