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'It is really important to have educated and compassionate counselors who can help you understand how cancer can run in families,' says Mariana Niell-Swiller.

By uclahealth • November 9, 2020

New project aims to expand access to personalized medicine for those of non-European ancestry

By uclahealth • October 19, 2020

Why does COVID-19 affect people differently? Read here

By Tiare Dunlap • August 21, 2020

We had the pleasure meeting Dr. Rastogi for a Kidney meeting concerning a family genetics disorder. Dr Rastogi was able to offer us a lot of great information to help with future kidney appointments etc! While there we were [...]

By Lucky7 • June 24, 2019

When the California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA opens its doors, it will become a destination of hope for patients and their families who have struggled to find a diagnosis and treatment for [...]

By uclahealth • June 4, 2019
Knowing the facts about breast cancer treatment and prevention is crucial in reducing your risk. However, there are a number of misconceptions about the disease that can make it difficult [...]
By Denise Heady • October 2, 2018
Dear Doctors: I was having trouble with muscle spasms in my legs that made it hard to walk and have now been diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia. The doctors in my area don’t seem to know anything about it. What can you tell me about this disease? Where do I [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 1, 2018
Dear Doctors: My brother, who is 65, was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis about five years ago and the muscles in his arms, legs and hands are deteriorating rapidly. He’s someone who loves life and this is very hard to watch. His physician says there’s no cure. What can you [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 13, 2018
A better way of diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer is on the horizon. Dr. Sanaz [...]
By Denise Heady • August 31, 2018
Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 5, 2018