Items Tagged ‘blood cancer’

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

October 23, 2019

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mom passed away from lymphoma cancer four years ago,” reveals Hilda Zamora, a purchasing coordinator in the department of medicine. “I wanted to give back after her passing, and now that I’m getting over a little of the grief, raising money for the Light the Night Walk seems meant to be. It feels like […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Raising Money to Give Hope

October 23, 2019

Raising Money to Give Hope

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Even though I’m not able to be there in person, to comfort a patient or bring hope, by doing this I’m able to give back,” affirms Joash Wampande, an administrative assistant at UCLA Health who is raising money to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the Light the Night Walk on November 9th. “Blood […]

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Tags: blood cancer, community, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Support All Around

October 22, 2019

Support All Around

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’ll be holding my lantern high and proud of everybody else there,” states Daisy Cazares, an administrative assistant in the department of medicine. Daisy is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. “I’ll be holding a red supporter lantern for all of those who are going through leukemia or for […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer research, community, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Lighting the Night Part of	Blood Cancer Fight

October 15, 2019

Lighting the Night Part of Blood Cancer Fight

By uclahealth uclahealth

The gold lantern is for remembrance, the red lantern is for supporters, and the white lantern is for survivors,” explains Gabriela Rivera, a department security administrator for the department of medicine. Gabriela is participating in the Light the Night Walk on November 9th. “We’re raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There are numerous […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Light the Night Walk, LLS, lymphoma


Bringing Light to the Darkness

October 9, 2019

Bringing Light to the Darkness

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The Light the Night Walk raises funds for research and raises awareness to come together and support those who have lost someone to a blood cancer,” recounts Judy Reiter, an executive assistant for the UCLA Health Department of Medicine. “I’m passionate about raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for multiple reasons. The first […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, cancer diagnosis, cancer research, featured, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk, LLS


UCLA and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Host Blood Cancer Lecture Series

October 1, 2019

UCLA and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Host Blood Cancer Lecture Series

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Health and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have partnered to generate awareness about emerging therapies for blood cancer. In 2018, more than 1.3 million people in the United States were living with a type of blood cancer. Because there are no preventive strategies for blood cancer, the LLS works hard to ensure anyone […]

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Tags: blood cancer, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, LLS, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, patient education


March 2, 2019

Positive mindset helps lead to a positive outcome

By uclahealth uclahealth

Robert Miller had no idea his life was about to be turned upside down by cancer. He expected some routine blood tests in preparation for back surgery. But his doctor found that his platelet levels (which should have been around 140,000) were at 40,000. “By the time I repeated the test a few days later, […]

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Tags: all, blood cancer, leukemia, leukemia and lymphoma, patient story, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program


What is immunotherapy?

February 11, 2019

What is immunotherapy?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Medical researchers have had breakthroughs in treating certain types of cancer by bolstering a patient’s immune system. Known as immunotherapy, or biologic therapy, it treats cancer differently than established treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant and surgery. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved immunotherapy treatments for 17 cancer […]

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Tags: blood cancer, bone marrow transplant, CAR T cell therapy, chimeric antigen receptor, engineered T cells, immune system, immunotherapy, T cell, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

October 12, 2017

At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Amy Albin Kathryn Naftzger, 21, still remembers the shock of being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2016. Over the course of her treatment she experienced good days, bad days and others that fell somewhere in between. She suffered fainting spells, fevers, pancreatitis, swollen cheeks and more. But she also enjoyed many milestones: […]

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Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, blood cancer, bone marrow cancer, bone marrow transplant, Burkitt lymphoma, cancer, multiple myeloma, stem-cell transplant, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program


Becoming an organ donor

May 9, 2017

Becoming an organ donor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Each year, the number of people in need of organ transplants continues to grow. About 118,000 people are still waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and each day, 22 people die while waiting. Posthumous donation Those who register to have their organs donated after they’ve deceased […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood donation, blood supplies, Bone-marrow transplantation, intestine transplant, intestines, liver, liver transplant, living donor, living organ donation, lung, lung transplant