leukemia

“My daughter is getting an infusion right now,” explains Rose Tafoya, who chose Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Maria is 34-years-old and had adult acute myeloid leukemia. She had a bone marrow transplant and is in remission. We both try to stay positive every day. She has two beautiful little [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020

“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 By uclahealth • October 23, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 23, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 22, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 15, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2019

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

By uclahealth • July 19, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • March 2, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • September 19, 2018

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 [...]

By uclahealth • September 7, 2018