HER2+

Decades of discoveries continue to improve patient prognoses

By Sandy Cohen • October 12, 2021

https://youtu.be/aqwBBnBspwk In the late 1960s, a group of scientists and volunteers at UCLA came together to develop a cancer center they hoped would become renowned for excellence in research, education and patient care. Today, UCLA Health’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has established an international reputation for providing the best in leading-edge [...]

By uclahealth • November 13, 2019

“Waiting for my biopsy results was the longest 10 days,” says 44-year-old Brenda Palacios, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March of 2017. “I had been getting yearly mammograms since I was 40, so they detected it on time. When I went to Dr. Deanna Attai’s office, [...]

By uclahealth • October 22, 2018

"Our mother died of breast cancer at the age of 55," says Raj Dhillon, (pictured right) 72, and identical twin sister to Tej Bains. Tej says, "I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2015. It was devastating. The doctors said, ‘You have an identical twin? She needs to [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"I was treating a patient a little over a year ago who had a very early but aggressive type of cancer, HER2+,” says Dr. Maggie DiNome, an associate professor of surgery at the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica. “While seeing me, she mentioned that her mother just passed away from [...]

By uclahealth • October 20, 2016