UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Though the prevalence of cases has climbed in the past decade, long-term prognosis is good, says UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Chair

By uclahealth • October 16, 2020

Questions answered about your upcoming appointments

By Denise Heady • May 8, 2020

Dennis Slamon, MD and Lilly Tartikoff take their fight against cancer to NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show

By uclahealth • February 25, 2020

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

Jennifer Marquez has survived not one but two bouts with cancer. Her first diagnosis and treatment for thyroid cancer went smoothly enough. It was the second diagnosis with a rare form of sarcoma that presented a [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2012

Adam Schaffer is convinced his then six-year-old son, Hayden, saved his life. It was Thanksgiving weekend in 2005 and the Schaffers were visiting his parents near San Diego. The Friday after the feast, Schaffer and Hayden were wrestling around on the couch when the boy shot his father a [...]

By uclahealth • November 1, 2011

The doctors told Allie Newman that the pain in her right thigh was tendonitis, nothing to worry about. A little physical therapy and she’d be as good as new. Just one month later, in January, the 16-year-old avid skier and soccer player was diagnosed with an aggressive osteosarcoma in her [...]

By uclahealth • November 1, 2011

Noreen Fraser is fighting cancer on two fronts. For more than 10 years, her body has battled metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her bones and liver. Through her foundation, the Noreen Fraser Foundation, she raises money to fund research to discover more effective and less toxic treatments [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2011

Not much gets Dimitri Dimitri down. And obstacles? No such thing. Born in Iran, Dimitri came to the United States to study electronics in college, graduating with a degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in1962. Within a week of [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2011

The melanoma had spread throughout his body. It was everywhere, and none of the surgeries or chemotherapies or radiation seemed to work. So Joseph Rick planned a trip to Illinois and bought a grave plot next to his father. Once a big guy, he’d lost 165 pounds. He could [...]

By uclahealth • November 1, 2008