Items Tagged ‘clinical trials’

Still in the game

July 18, 2019

Still in the game

By uclahealth uclahealth

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


June 4, 2019

New center will reveal answers to patients’ unanswered questions about rare diseases

By uclahealth uclahealth

When the California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA opens its doors, it will become a destination of hope for patients and their families who have struggled to find a diagnosis and treatment for their uncommon genetic illnesses. The center is partly an outgrowth of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at UCLA. UCLA is among 15 […]

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Tags: California Center for Rare Diseases, chronic diseases, clinical trials, comprehensive genetic test, Dr. M. Carrie Miceli, Dr. Melissa Spencer, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, genetic counseling, genetic illnesses, genomic testing, Institute for Precision Health, National Institutes of Health


Clinical trials: a guide for patients

August 8, 2018

Clinical trials: a guide for patients

By uclahealth uclahealth

Clinical trials are research studies that seek to find an answer to specific questions about a condition or disease. They are highly regulated, making them a safer and faster way for researchers to prevent, diagnose and treat illness in humans. When you participate in a clinical trial, you have access to the latest accepted medicines. […]

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Tags: clinical research, clinical trials, interventional clinical trials, observational studies, prevention, research, screening trials


March 26, 2018

DR. RASTOGI GUIDES US ON A JOURNEY TO TRANSPLANT

By selby1 drmarxen

On June 15, 2017 I received a liver and kidney transplant at UCLA due to Polycystic Kidney and Polycystic Liver Disease. I knew for many years that as the disease progressed, it would result in kidney dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant. There is no treatment for the disease so it is a waiting game. […]

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Tags: appointment, clinical trials, Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center, cysts, dialysis, double transplant, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, Dr. Farmer, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, Dr. Han Gritsch, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dr. Sammie Saab


Ask the Doctors - What are clinical trials and how do they work?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are clinical trials and how do they work?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I keep reading about new cancer drugs that have been developed in clinical trials. What exactly is a clinical trial and how does it work? A clinical trial is a scientific study that looks into whether a specific drug, medical treatment, device or approach is not only effective, but also safe. Although clinical […]

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Tags: biomedical research, cancer, cancer drugs, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, drugs, laboratory testing, new drugs, research, scientific study


Dr. Rastogi Truly Cares

September 7, 2017

Dr. Rastogi Truly Cares

By simonlewissimonlewis simonlewissimonlewis

I met Dr. Rastogi years ago at a PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) awareness event, and it was clear from the start that he cared deeply for his patients. Dr. Rastogi has helped me enroll in multiple PKD clinical trials and manage my PKD, and over the years, he has always treated my family and I […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney disease, patient stories, PKD, PKD clinical trials, polycystic kidney disease


How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won't regret

August 18, 2017

How prostate cancer patients can choose a treatment they won’t regret

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in July suggests that as many as 15 percent of patients who undergo treatment for prostate cancer later regret the treatment they choose. Dr. Christopher Saigal, vice chair of urology at UCLA, is trying to fix that. Prostate cancer is one of the more curable cancers […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trial, clinical trials, Dr. Christopher Saigal, men's health, patient care, personalized medicine, prostate, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, surgery, urology


Experience research first-hand through a clinical trial

June 28, 2017

Experience research first-hand through a clinical trial

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

When the lab results came back from my recent annual checkup, I found I had joined a club frequented by all-too-many of my fellow Baby Boomers.  My AC1 score – a standard test used to diagnose diabetes – had crept up to the prediabetes range. I do have a sweet tooth, but I exercise regularly […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr Meghan Brennan, research, study volunteers, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


April 13, 2017

Immunotherapy Is Making a Huge Difference!

By bryantinsb bryantinsb

In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA’s Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one’s immune system to fight cancer. At the time, cancer permeated […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials, CT scan, Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski, families, immune system, immunotherapy drugs, immunotherapy process, melanoma, Melanoma without a Cause


18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

November 30, 2016

18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

By jwals jwals

Jeannine Walston shares her story, with detailed information about her experience at UCLA, Dr. Liau, brain surgery, immunotherapy vaccine, and how to support research.

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Tags: awake brain surgery, blood biomarkers, brain cancer vaccines, brain tumor, brain tumors, cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trials, DCVax-L vaccine, Dr. Linda Liau MD PhD, functional brain mapping, functional MRI