Items Tagged ‘melanoma’

November 13, 2019

UCLA Health continues to transform cancer care

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 (JCCC) has established an international reputation for providing the best in leading-edge and traditional cancer treatments […]

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Tags: advanced lung cancer, breast cancer, CAR T cell therapy, Dr. Antoni Ribas, Dr. Arie Bellgedrun, Dr. Dennis Slamon, Dr. Edward Garon, Dr. Richard Finn, Dr. Sara Hurvitz, HER2-positive, HER2+, Herceptin


Protect Now to Prevent Damage

August 28, 2019

Protect Now to Prevent Damage

By uclahealth uclahealth

“As a dermatologist, I diagnose skin cancer multiple times every single day,” says Dr. Emily Newsom, assistant clinical professor at UCLA Division of Dermatology. “We’re promoting our sunscreen dispenser kiosks which are completely free to the public. UCLA Health partnered with the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu, Brightguard and IMPACT Melanoma, which is a […]

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Tags: brightguard, dermatology, Dr Emily Newsom, featured, melanoma, People of UCLA Health, sunscreen, sunscreen kiosks


Still in the game

July 18, 2019

Still in the game

By uclahealth uclahealth

In 2015, ESPN reporter Holly Row was diagnosed with desmoplastic melanoma, a rare, fast-spreading form of skin cancer. After a first surgery, she enrolled in a UCLA clinical trial led by Dr. Antoni Ribas testing a new approach for advanced melanoma in which participants took the drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in combination with another immunotherapy drug […]

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Tags: Antoni Ribas MD, cancer, clinical trials, featured, immunotherapy, keytruda, melanoma, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


June 24, 2019

"the best of the best!”

By VEE VEE

Last week I seen Dr. Yeh for my 1 year post op checkup for my thyroidectomy he had performed. And, thanks to Dr. Yeh, I’m happy to say that I am now thyroid cancer free! I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer only 3 months after I had been diagnosed and had a major surgery for […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, melanoma, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


Ask the Doctors - Is there really a link between wine and melanoma risk?

March 16, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is there really a link between wine and melanoma risk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Given a choice, I’ll always choose white wine over red. But a recent study linking white wine to increased melanoma risk made me reconsider. Am I overreacting? Dear Reader: This is a difficult question without a simple answer — so let’s start with some basics. Alcohol metabolizes into the chemical acetaldehyde, which can […]

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Tags: alcohol consumption, breast cancer, caffeine intake, cancer, colon cancer, disease, DNA mutations, Dr. Robert Ashley, epidimiology, liver cancer, melanoma, melanoma risk


New clinical trial could boost immunotherapy’s power against cancer

September 25, 2017

New clinical trial could boost immunotherapy’s power against cancer

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

Good news: Cancer survival rates are improving. The five-year cancer survival rate has risen from 49 percent in the mid-1970s to 69 percent in 2013, even as the U.S. cancer death rate has decreased by 25 percent through 2014. But these rates could be even better. A new clinical trial led by Dr. Antoni Ribas […]

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Tags: aggressive cancer, Antoni Ribas, cancer treatment, clinical trial, immunotherapy, immunotherapy clinical trial, late stage cancer, melanoma, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


A doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Why that's a mistake

August 23, 2017

A doctor’s note for sunscreen at school? Why that’s a mistake

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

An estimated 80 percent of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation — most of it from sunlight — occurs before the age of 18. Sunscreen is one of our primary defense mechanisms against ultraviolet radiation, but schools across the United States face a challenge because the Food and Drug Administration classifies sunscreen as an over-the-counter […]

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Tags: back to school, broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Marcia Hogeling, melanoma, pediatric, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun


April 13, 2017

Immunotherapy Is Making a Huge Difference!

By bryantinsb bryantinsb

In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA’s Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one’s immune system to fight cancer. At the time, cancer permeated […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials, CT scan, Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski, families, immune system, immunotherapy drugs, immunotherapy process, melanoma, Melanoma without a Cause


While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

January 17, 2017

While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

When weather forecasts are filled with predictions of wind, rain and frosty temperatures, it’s easy to forget that the sun and its potentially harmful rays are still out there.  Even during the dead of winter, it is still important to protect your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and a recent […]

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Tags: acral lentiginous melanoma, bleeding mole, blemish, cancer, dark spots, dermatologist, dermatology, Dr. Anabella Pascucci, Dr. Paul Levins, environmental factors, facial blemishes, full-body skin exam


July 7, 2016

Caring, Competence and Teamwork produced Good Results

By berniehamilton berniehamilton

Caring, Competence, Teamwork and Good Results My dermatologist told me the biopsy indicated that the growth located on my face between my left ear and eye was Melanoma. He referred me to Dr. Fritz Eilber at UCLA, whom I met the day after Christmas. He reviewed the specifics of my case and told me that […]

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Tags: cancer, dermatology, Dr. Fritz Eilber, Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Vishad Nabili, geriatrics, hematology, melanoma, oncology, patient stories, reconstruction