Items Tagged ‘cancer’

Took My Care to Another Level

October 24, 2019

Took My Care to Another Level

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“I went in for my annual mammogram, and they saw a calcification,” recalls Marjan Shokri, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “I had two biopsies because the MRI showed one more calcium deposit closer to my nipple. The options were to keep going into […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer screening, breast health, cancer, cancer screening, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, lumpectomy, mastectomy, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


Lighting the Night in Remembrance

October 23, 2019

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

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“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


Finally Able to Relax and Look Forward

October 21, 2019

Finally Able to Relax and Look Forward

By uclahealth uclahealth

“In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed because everyone said, ‘You should go here’ or, ‘You should go there,’ but I really appreciate that I was told to go to UCLA Health,” confesses 44-year-old Hannah Yoon. Yoon was diagnosed triple positive for breast cancer in August 2016. “I had a double mastectomy and finished my treatments […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast health, cancer, featured, mastectomy, ucla health breast center


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


I Had Breast Cancer

October 15, 2019

I Had Breast Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I found a lump on my right nipple, and thought it was nothing, but my mom had a bilateral mastectomy two years prior so I thought I should get it checked out,” recalls Adam Reid, who chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, but the statistics […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, featured, mastectomy, patient stories, UCLA Breast Center, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


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


CAR T-cell therapy: A revolutionary new cancer treatment

October 7, 2019

CAR T-cell therapy: A revolutionary new cancer treatment

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Researchers have developed a breakthrough in cancer treatment known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. This promising form of immunotherapy attacks cancerous cells in the body. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first CAR T-cell treatments for patients with specific types of leukemia and lymphoma. What is CAR T-cell […]

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Tags: cancer, CAR T cell therapy, chimeric antigen receptor, clinical trials, immunotherapy, innovation, research, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


HIV Cure Reported in Three People

July 19, 2019

HIV Cure Reported in Three People

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In 2007, a person with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was considered virtually cured of the disease. Until now, researchers were unable to duplicate the procedure, involving treatment with stem cell transplants, that resulted in the cure. Now, two more patients seem to have reached that critical milestone. Three people reach HIV remission status IciStem is […]

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Tags: blood disorders, bone marrow transplant, cancer, CCR5 mutation, chemotherapy, HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, leukemia, stem-cell transplants, UCLA Center for AIDS Research


Still in the game

July 18, 2019

Still in the game

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In 2015, ESPN reporter Holly Row was diagnosed with desmoplastic melanoma, a rare, fast-spreading form of skin cancer. After a first surgery, she enrolled in a UCLA clinical trial led by Dr. Antoni Ribas testing a new approach for advanced melanoma in which participants took the drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in combination with another immunotherapy drug […]

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Tags: Antoni Ribas MD, cancer, clinical trials, featured, immunotherapy, keytruda, melanoma, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

June 14, 2019

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when he found out his 29-year-old […]

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Tags: advice, breast cancer, cancer, featured, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, stage 2 breast cancer