Items Tagged ‘Dr. Jacqueline Casillas’

Teens and cancer: Providing the care and support they need

September 10, 2016

Teens and cancer: Providing the care and support they need

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 to provide the comprehensive, supportive, nuanced […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cancer, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, Dr. Noah Federman, pediatric oncologist, teen cancer, UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program, UCLA Pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program, young adult cancer


A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of my Father

July 7, 2016

A Thank You Letter to UCLA on behalf of my Father

By patrickeck patrickeck

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 to get better and head home, […]

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Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cancer, chemotherapy, child life specialist, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, Dr. Stephen Feig, Dr. William Suh, featured, hematology, ICU, oncology, patient stories


November 1, 2008

Childhood Neuroblastoma Survivor Leads Full Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 part of her rib cage and coiling […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, neuroblastoma, UCLA-LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center