Dr. Jacqueline Casillas

Those teenage years: Adolescents are no longer children, but they aren’t adults yet, either. Teenage cancer patients have unique physical and emotional needs – and sometimes, those needs remain unmet. When teens get cancer Cancer in teens and young adults is relatively rare – possibly leaving healthcare providers ill-equipped [...]
By uclahealth • September 10, 2016
To the UCLA medical team who cared for my father in his final weeks of life: My father, Frank Eck, recently passed away on the 8th floor of your medical center, in the ICU. After a bravely combating a myriad of health issues for two-and-a-half weeks with profound determination [...]
By patrickeck • July 7, 2016
Jillian Morris-Jenkins wasn’t old enough to remember when her life was forever changed. At only 2, she was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, the second most common solid tumor diagnosed in children. The cancer originated in her liver and ate three-fourths of the organ before spreading up through [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008