UCLA Cancer Discoveries 2003-2004

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From the Director
The future of cancer treatment rests in targeted therapies -- "smart" drugs that take aim at the proteins, enzymes and pathways unique to cancer. (read article...)

Targeted Therapies Have Cancer in the Crosshairs
The future of cancer treatment rests in targeted therapies -- "smart" drugs that take aim at the proteins, enzymes and pathways unique to cancer. (read article...)

Much More Than a Survivor
Man beats chronic myeloid leukemia with a revolutionary pill that targets the mutation causing the cancer. (read article...)

Focusing on Prostate Cancer Research
The National Cancer Institute has designated the UCLA prostate cancer program as a site of research excellence. (read article...)

Profile: Dr. James Economou
Deputy Director James Economou brings together specialists from different UCLA departments to unite on a common goal: finding better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. (read article...)

Scientific Standout (read article...)
These scientific standouts are battling cancer on all fronts from the lab to the clinic.
Dr. Carolyn Britten: Testing the newest therapies
Dr. Ren Sun: Studying how viruses may cause cancers
Dr. Lawrence Bassett: The future of breast cancer screening
Dr. Denise Aberle: Finding better ways to detect lung cancer

Shouldering the Heavy Burden of Cancer
Minority and under-served patients gain access to leading-edge cancer treatments under new partnership linking the Jonsson Cancer Center to Drew University. (read article...)

New Faculty
Four new faculty members join the team of renowned scientists and physicians at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center. (read article...)

CORE
Seven new facilities allow cancer center investigators to stay on the leading-edge of science. (read article...)

Award-Winning Faculty
Jonsson Cancer Center scientists win grants for their outstanding research efforts. (more...)

News of the Center
UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center named Best in the West for the fourth consecutive year. (read article...)

Making Connections
Lorena Iniguez is the voice of the Jonsson Cancer Center's clinical trials referral service. (more...)

Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation
Ways to help advance cancer research and recent gifts of note. (more...)

On the Cover
"Smart" drugs such as Herceptin and Gleevec, unlike the non-discriminating chemotherapy approach, take aim at the proteins, enzymes and pathways unique to cancer. They seek to fix what is broken in a cancer cell, leaving the healthy cells alone. (view cover...)