Items Tagged ‘Dr. Antoni Ribas’

January 12, 2013

CLINICAL TRIAL

By DORGER DORGER

AS MY HUSBAND’S CANCER PROGRESSED IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT HIS BEST HOPE WAS TO ENTER A CLINICAL TRIAL AND DR. RIBAS WAS THE DESIGNATED PHYSICIAN. HIS KIND, PATIENT FOCUSED MANNER AND TRUE DEDICATION TO HIS WORK GAVE US A FEELING OF SECURITY AND BEING IN THE BEST OF HANDS. HE WAS NEVER TOO RUSHED TO […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Antoni Ribas, patient stories


October 1, 2010

Melanoma Survivor – Bill’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Melanoma Survivor Celebrates Two Birthdays Now Bill Bushnell now has two birthdays—the day he was born and the day he was reborn. Bushnell never expected to be reborn. Diagnosed in May 2005 with stage IV metastatic melanoma, his prognosis was not good. The cancer had spread to his lungs by the time doctors found it. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Antoni Ribas, Dr. John Glaspy, melanoma


November 1, 2008

Melanoma Survivor is Loving Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

The melanoma had spread throughout his body. It was everywhere, and none of the surgeries or chemotherapies or radiation seemed to work. So Joseph Rick planned a trip to Illinois and bought a grave plot next to his father. Once a big guy, he’d lost 165 pounds. He could barely walk. He was 40 and […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trial, Dr. Antoni Ribas, Dr. John Glaspy, melanoma, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


November 1, 2007

Beating Back Late-Stage Melanoma

By uclahealth uclahealth

Three shots did for Carol McSeveney what six surgeries, 32 doses of radiation and six infusions of interferon could not – beat back the stage IV melanoma that threatened to take her life. Today, eight years after her diagnosis with an aggressive form of melanoma, McSeveney is cancer free. And she says her participation on […]

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Tags: cancer, clinical trial, Dr. Antoni Ribas, Dr. James Economou, Dr. John Glaspy, melanoma, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, vaccine for melanoma