Coronavirus information


The number of COVID-19 cases are expected to continue to grow across the globe in the upcoming months and that means more people will have to take extra measures to help protect themselves and reduce the transmission of the disease. This is particularly important for people with cancer, whose immune systems have often been weakened by their cancer treatments.

UCLA Heath is in regular contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the LA County Department of Public Health and our public health partners to limit the spread of COVID-19. As a leading academic medical center, UCLA is uniquely positioned to support this challenge.

UCLA has created an information resource for patients, employees and news media, to inform the public about the virus, how you can receive care for COVID-19 at UCLA and ways you can help. The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center also provides additional information below about COVID-19 and cancer.

Coronavirus resource

As a leading academic medical center, UCLA Health has developed a COVID-19 information resource for patients, employees and news media.

Continuing breast cancer care during COVID-19

Oncologist Sara Hurvitz, MD, helps answer common questions about how to safely continue your cancer care during COVID-19.

Immunotherapy and COVID-19

In this video, Katie Campbell describes how UCLA, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute’s tool for developing cancer vaccines could also be used to understand COVID-19.

Coronavirus and cancer

What you should know: UCLA oncologists Drs. Gary Schiller and Joshua Sasine explain the precautions cancer patients need to make regarding COVID-19.

Eat safe

The takeaway on takeout: in this Q&A with UCLA food safety and nutrition expert Catherine Carpenter talks about how to best handle food we bring into our home during COVID-19.

Staying healthy during COVID-19

How can you bolster your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Zhaoping Li, a nutritionist with UCLA Health, offers these tips for people with cancer.

Advice for cancer patients

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation. Watch the video for advice UCLA physicians have for weathering COVID-19.

Treatment during COVID-19

Dr. Deanna Attai, an oncologist with UCLA Health, offers these facts for people undergoing cancer treatments and tests during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Self-care during COVID-19

Dr. Fola May, an oncologist, and Dr. Zhaoping Li, a nutritionist, with UCLA Health offer these wellness techniques to keep top of mind.