Prostate Cancer

Urologist's first pitch at Dodgers game raises awareness for prostate cancer

September 21, 2018

Urologist’s first pitch at Dodgers game raises awareness for prostate cancer

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The crowd at Dodger Stadium on a recent night received a reminder (and a reassurance) of something many prefer not to think about: prostate cancer. UCLA Urology Chair Dr. Mark Litwin threw the ceremonial first pitch at the game, a request of former Dodger star Steve Garvey. The pitch marked the beginning of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. Prostate […]

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Tags: cancer treatment, Clark Urology Center, Dr. Mark Litwin, Mark Litwin, men's health, prostate cancer, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, urology


Ask the Doctors - Do I really need a PSA test?

April 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need a PSA test?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man. Do I really need a PSA test every year? The short answer: Only in certain situations.  Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of  cancer death among men, and in an effort to spot it early, doctors have long used the PSA test to measure prostate specific antigen, or PSA, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, men's health, prostate cancer risks, prostate exam, prostate gland, prostate MRI, PSA level, psa test


New clinical trial could boost immunotherapy’s power against cancer

September 25, 2017

New clinical trial could boost immunotherapy’s power against cancer

By Tiare Dunlap Tiare Dunlap

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, even as the U.S. cancer death rate has decreased by 25 percent through 2014. But these rates could be even better. A new clinical trial led by Dr. Antoni Ribas […]

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Tags: aggressive cancer, Antoni Ribas, cancer treatment, clinical trial, immunotherapy, immunotherapy clinical trial, late stage cancer, melanoma, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Everything is fine now

August 7, 2017

Everything is fine now

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had prostate cancer at 55 years of age,” says Robert Grycan, who chose to seek help from Dr. Stuart Holden on the advice of a family member. Robert now goes to his appointments at the Clark Urology Center in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Everything is fine now; I’m in remission. I did have […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Clark Urology Center, community, Dr. Stuart Holden, featured, prostrate cancer, remission, reoccurrence, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News


My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

December 5, 2016

My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

By dmrl dmrl

As a physician in my early 60s, I was more than aware of the risk of prostate cancer, and had been monitoring my PSA levels off and on for a few years. I had a biopsy a few years ago which was normal, but the levels kept rising, slowly. Nonetheless, I felt great and the […]

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Tags: annual PSA, annual PSA tests, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Christopher Saigal, Men’s Health Awareness Month, MRI scan, pathology, patient stories, prostate cancer, PSA levels, surgery


Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

August 3, 2016

Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s CASIT comes in. CASIT stands for the Center […]

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Tags: CASIT, Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology, Dr. Carmack Holmes, image-guided intervention, interventional technology, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, surgical education, surgical simulation, telemedicine, telesurgery


Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

June 3, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Tommy Chong talks colorectal cancer, colostomy bags and the healing power of humor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Tommy Chong has had many identities in his decades-long career: comedian (he’s half of the Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong), actor,

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer screening, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, colostomy bag, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, marijuana suppositories, National Cancer Survivorship Day, patient stories, prostate cancer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


June 29, 2010

HIFU Treatment for recurrent prostate cancer – Dwight’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dwight Baird’s prostate cancer had returned after he initially received external beam radiation treatment 22 years ago. He wasn’t a candidate for further radiation or surgery to remove the prostate so his options were limited. Dwight chose a new non-invasive treatment currently only being offered through clinical trials at academic sites in the United States […]

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Tags: beam radiation, cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Allan Pantuck, Dr. Leonard Marks, external beam radiation, HIFU, HIFU technology, HIFU treatment, high intensity focused ultrasound, prostate cancer, PSA levels


May 18, 2009

Robotic Surgery to remove Prostate Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Barry Broughton is a successful marketing executive who has traveled the world and faced a lifetime of challenges. But few challenges would be as difficult as the diagnosis he received last year of prostate cancer. Barry’s cancer was diagnosed following a test called a PSA, or prostate-specific antigen test, which measures a protein produced […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Robert Reiter, patient stories, prostate cancer