Items Tagged ‘leukemia’

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

October 23, 2019

Lighting the Night in Remembrance

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mom passed away from lymphoma cancer four years ago,” reveals Hilda Zamora, a purchasing coordinator in the department of medicine. “I wanted to give back after her passing, and now that I’m getting over a little of the grief, raising money for the Light the Night Walk seems meant to be. It feels like […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Raising Money to Give Hope

October 23, 2019

Raising Money to Give Hope

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Even though I’m not able to be there in person, to comfort a patient or bring hope, by doing this I’m able to give back,” affirms Joash Wampande, an administrative assistant at UCLA Health who is raising money to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the Light the Night Walk on November 9th. “Blood […]

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Tags: blood cancer, community, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Support All Around

October 22, 2019

Support All Around

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’ll be holding my lantern high and proud of everybody else there,” states Daisy Cazares, an administrative assistant in the department of medicine. Daisy is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. “I’ll be holding a red supporter lantern for all of those who are going through leukemia or for […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer research, community, featured, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk


Lighting the Night Part of	Blood Cancer Fight

October 15, 2019

Lighting the Night Part of Blood Cancer Fight

By uclahealth uclahealth

The gold lantern is for remembrance, the red lantern is for supporters, and the white lantern is for survivors,” explains Gabriela Rivera, a department security administrator for the department of medicine. Gabriela is participating in the Light the Night Walk on November 9th. “We’re raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There are numerous […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Light the Night Walk, LLS, lymphoma


UCLA and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Host Blood Cancer Lecture Series

October 1, 2019

UCLA and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Host Blood Cancer Lecture Series

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Health and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have partnered to generate awareness about emerging therapies for blood cancer. In 2018, more than 1.3 million people in the United States were living with a type of blood cancer. Because there are no preventive strategies for blood cancer, the LLS works hard to ensure anyone […]

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Tags: blood cancer, leukemia, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, LLS, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, patient education


HIV Cure Reported in Three People

July 19, 2019

HIV Cure Reported in Three People

By uclahealth uclahealth

In 2007, a person with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was considered virtually cured of the disease. Until now, researchers were unable to duplicate the procedure, involving treatment with stem cell transplants, that resulted in the cure. Now, two more patients seem to have reached that critical milestone. Three people reach HIV remission status IciStem is […]

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Tags: blood disorders, bone marrow transplant, cancer, CCR5 mutation, chemotherapy, HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, leukemia, stem-cell transplants, UCLA Center for AIDS Research


March 2, 2019

Positive mindset helps lead to a positive outcome

By uclahealth uclahealth

Robert Miller had no idea his life was about to be turned upside down by cancer. He expected some routine blood tests in preparation for back surgery. But his doctor found that his platelet levels (which should have been around 140,000) were at 40,000. “By the time I repeated the test a few days later, […]

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Tags: all, blood cancer, leukemia, leukemia and lymphoma, patient story, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program


Leone's Story

September 19, 2018

Leone’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Leone is four years old and loves to watch sports on TV with grandpa, when watching basketball or baseball, he will bounce a ball or swing the bat as the players do. Leone was diagnosed with Leukemia one year ago and had set backs, like six weeks at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital with two […]

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Tags: cancer, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Lucas's Story

September 7, 2018

Lucas’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Lucas was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of 7 months old. He was treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital over the course of a year. It was a very difficult year for us as a family. But thanks to the wonderful team of doctors, nurses and staff Lucas is in remission and thriving! […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Grayson's Story

September 7, 2018

Grayson’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Grayson was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was four years old while on a family vacation.  He just turned seven and has one year left of chemotherapy, which has gone well.  Last year’s Dribble for the Cure event opened up a whole new world for our family….UCLA Women’s Basketball!!  On that day, several of the […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, dribble for the cure, leukemia, pediatric cancer, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital