melanoma

Jim James, an engineer, husband, and father of two teenagers, has always been a “look on the brightside” kind of guy.

So it was no surprise when he was diagnosed with advanced melanoma in 2018 that he remained positive and grateful to everyone who crossed his path.

“There really wasn’t ever a moment that I wasn’t staying [...]

By Denise Heady • February 28, 2020
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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 [...]

By uclahealth • November 13, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019
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 By VEE • June 24, 2019
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 -- [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 16, 2018
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,
By Tiare Dunlap • September 25, 2017
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 23, 2017
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 [...]
By bryantinsb • April 13, 2017
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 [...]
By Roxanne Moster • January 17, 2017