Items Tagged ‘UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’

Their goal: Taking the fear out of prenatal testing

July 25th, 2017

Their goal: Taking the fear out of prenatal testing

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

For pregnant women, the prospect of prenatal testing creates both hope and fear. The hope: That they’ll learn the gender of their unborn child and that it will be shown to be developing normally. The risk: That the test itself will create a health risk for them or their baby. New UCLA-led research could ultimately […]

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Tags: California nanoSystems Institute, Crump Institute, Hsian-Rong Tseng, prenatal testing, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have evolved. Here’s where we are:

July 3rd, 2017

Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment have evolved. Here’s where we are:

By Tami Dennis tamidennis

If you’re a man of a certain age, or someone who loves him, the thought of prostate cancer is never far away. After all, the disease is the most common cancer diagnosis in men, and the likelihood increases with age. That’s why researchers and physicians worldwide are working to improve diagnoses and treatments. No one […]

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Tags: diagnosis, Dr. Mark Litwin, prostate cancer, treatment, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Experience research first-hand through a clinical trial

June 28th, 2017

Experience research first-hand through a clinical trial

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

When the lab results came back from my recent annual checkup, I found I had joined a club frequented by all-too-many of my fellow Baby Boomers.  My AC1 score – a standard test used to diagnose diabetes – had crept up to the prediabetes range. I do have a sweet tooth, but I exercise regularly […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr Meghan Brennan, research, study volunteers, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

September 19th, 2016

UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

By Reggie Kumar reggiekumar

Written by: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Listen to your body and make time for your routine gynecologic exams In my practice as a gynecologic cancer surgeon over the last 13 years I have seen that women often forget to take care of themselves. They are busy being mothers, daughters, wives and career women but in many […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast, carboplatin chemotherapy, cervical cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, endometrial cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic oncology, HPV