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Researchers have developed a breakthrough in cancer treatment known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. This promising form of immunotherapy attacks cancerous cells in the body. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first CAR T-cell treatments for patients with specific types of leukemia and lymphoma.

What is CAR T-cell therapy?

Immunotherapy [...]

By uclahealth • October 7, 2019

“My research has been on wearable robotics for rehabilitation or assistance,” muses Gil Hernstadt, an engineer in the new UCLA BioDesign Program. “This is the third or fourth day of the boot camp and this group is great. [...]

By uclahealth • September 5, 2019
Dear Doctor: I’m leery of sleep drugs, so I’ve been taking the allergy drug diphenhydramine HCL to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What’s the story on this drug? Diphenhydramine HCL [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 9, 2018
Clinical trials are research studies that seek to find an answer to specific questions about a condition or disease. They are highly regulated, making them a safer and faster way for researchers to prevent, diagnose and treat illness in humans. When you participate in a clinical trial, you [...]
By uclahealth • August 8, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. What’s the evidence for that? As a doctor, I’ll  confess I’m skeptical about such a broad [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 7, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol.  Do you think it really helps? First, let’s look at niacin and its role in the body. Niacin is a B vitamin that the body needs to create the [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 20, 2018
Dr. Mihaela Taylor has recently put together group meetings for her patients that have both rheumatology issues and fibromyalgia. In these meetings, she reviews the latest research and information to help us self-manage our disease in addition to the steps that she takes during [...]
By MaryBeth63 • April 11, 2018
Dear Doctors: I keep reading about new cancer drugs that have been developed in clinical trials. What exactly is a clinical trial and how does it work? A clinical trial is a scientific study that looks into [...]
By Ask the Doctors • February 13, 2018
Cancer treatments often come with a trade-off: They beat back the disease, only to leave a host of side effects in its place. Some of those side effects [...]
By Tiare Dunlap • February 9, 2018
New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 19, 2017