UCLA Cancer Discoveries 2004-2005


From the Director
The Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) is uniquely suited to forming novel partnerships for two reasons: The UCLA culture of collaboration and the venture philanthropy provided by the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF). (read article...)

Partnerships: High-Tech, High-Touch
The new direction of cancer research at UCLA -- interdisciplinary partnerships to uncover new and better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancers. (read article...)

The Next New Thing
The W. M. Keck Epithelial Cell Cancer Biology Program will use the emerging field of nanotechnology to uncover the complex nature of tumors. (read article...)

The Greatest Gift, the Gift of Life
An experimental vaccine did for Carol McSeveney what surgery, radiation and Interferon could not -- beat back the stage IV melanoma that threatened to take her life. (read article...)

Junior Faculty: Joining the fight against cancer
Four faculty members join the team of renowned scientists and physicians at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center. (read article...)

Scientific Standouts (read article...)
These scientific standouts are battling cancer on all fronts from the lab to the clinic.
Anna Wu: Scanning for the Future of Cancer Therapy.
Dr. Mark Pegram: Targeting Therapies -- Treating Cancers Without Chemotherapy.
Dr. Nori Kasahara: Developing a Stealth Virus for Gene Therapy.
Tim Solberg: Developing a Better Way to Deliver Radiation Therapy

Shared Resources
A variety of shared resources are available to aid Jonsson Cancer Center researchers in their efforts to find more effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. (read article...)

Programs at JCCC
Jonsson Cancer Center's 13 program areas promote basic, clinical/translational and cancer prevention and control research, and foster interdisciplinary research across academic units. (read article...)

Calm Water in a Sea of Uncertainty
Genetic counselor Joyce Seldon helps whole families through the stressful experience of finding out whether they carry a gene that significantly increase their risk of cancer. (read article...)

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

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

On the Cover
Partnerships (view cover...)