Lazaro Barajas’ cancer had developed resistance to standard chemotherapy and immunotherapy

By uclahealth • December 27, 2022

Our daughter is 24 years old. She struggled with her health for several years before finally being diagnosed with lupus. I’m reading as much as possible about this disease and have seen a study with a potential cure called CAR T-cell therapy. What is it, and how does it work?

By Ask the Doctors • November 18, 2022

A 73-year-old Vietnam War veteran was exposed to Agent Orange and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. Using immunotherapy and turkey tail mushroom extract, all but one of the tumors shrank

By Ask the Doctors • August 29, 2022

‘Immunotherapy effectively has given a fourth pillar of cancer therapy besides surgery, radiation therapy and chemical therapy,’ said UCLA Health’s Dr. Antoni Ribas

By uclahealth • January 6, 2022 In the late 1960s, a group of scientists and volunteers at UCLA came together to develop a cancer center they hoped would become renowned for ...

By uclahealth • November 13, 2019

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. ...

By uclahealth • October 7, 2019

In 2015, ESPN reporter Holly Row was diagnosed with desmoplastic melanoma, a rare, fast-spreading form of skin cancer. After a first surgery, she enrolled in ...

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019

Medical researchers have had breakthroughs in treating certain types of cancer by bolstering a patient’s immune system. Known as immunotherapy, or biologic therapy, it treats ...

By uclahealth • February 11, 2019

Good news: Cancer survival rates are ...

By Tiare Dunlap • September 25, 2017

Jeannine Walston shares her story, with detailed information about her experience at UCLA, Dr. Liau, brain surgery, immunotherapy vaccine, and how to support research.

By jwals • November 30, 2016