At UCLA, comprehensive care for leukemia is provided through the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Patients receive cancer care benefit from the most advanced forms of therapy available and from a variety of supportive services. UCLA has been recognized for its exemplary interdisciplinary programs in cancer research, patient care, professional education and community outreach in cancer preventions.
Teams of specialists work together to help cancer patients and their families. The program's multidisciplinary approach helps patients and family members contend with both immediate and long-term effects of this disease.
Primary clinical care services are provided through the Oncology Center in Westwood. UCLA has also opened several local oncology practices to allow surrounding communities easier access to comprehensive cancer care services and investigative clinical trials.
Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.
If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, visit our Enroll in a Clinical Trial section for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.
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