radiation oncology

‘Too often we focus on the science and forget the humanity of medicine, and that’s part of what our department is trying to change,’ says Dr. Puja Venkat

By uclahealth • May 24, 2021

‘If you want to know the main feeling, it was just gratitude,’ says Judy Gasson, former director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, who underwent treatment in 2020

By uclahealth • April 29, 2021

'It goes to show what smart doctors can do,’ says John Babcock, who was treated with short-course radiotherapy

By uclahealth • April 16, 2021

‘Prostate cancer responds very well to a higher daily dose radiation delivered precisely and with expertise,’ says UCLA Health's Dr. Amar U. Kishan

By uclahealth • April 9, 2021

“I was one hundred percent sure I had hemorrhoids,” recalls Stephane Strouk, an avid motorcyclist who decided to get a colonoscopy in 2016 to be sure. “I woke up, and the doctor said I had stage 3C colorectal cancer. I did 37 radiation treatments, five treatments per week. You meet wonderful people [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

I am in Korcula, Croatia sailing on a 42’ boat with 3 other couples.We are sitting knee to knee in the stern cockpit.We start exchanging pleasantries, stories, histories, etc. with the lovely couple whose knees I am touching.Where are you from? Los Angeles they say….more banter, exchanges, laughter….They ask, what [...]

By KSC • September 12, 2019
I think very few people understand what a radiation oncologist does,” says Dr. Percy Lee, an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and [...]
By uclahealth • November 16, 2016
For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. [...]
By Reggie Kumar • August 9, 2016
Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  [...]
By Enrique Rivero • May 30, 2016
I'd like to thank my radiation oncologist, Dr. Tania Kaprealian, for being an exceptional physician. I feel she genuinely cares about me and my well being. I'm so grateful to have her as my UCLA Doctor.
By erinarnold • March 30, 2016