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A new study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found using percutaneous image guided needle based thermal ablation — the precise application of extreme heat or cold to a tumor using sophisticated ultrasound, CT or MRI in a single outpatient session — is a safe and effective adjunctive therapy for the local control of metastatic gynecologic cancers throughout lungs, liver, soft tissues in the abdomen and pelvis and bones in patients with advanced localized cancers unresponsive to systemic therapy.
For many Latino families, the 15th birthday marks a special moment in the lives of adolescents making their transition to adulthood. Called a quinceañera/o, the birthday often is celebrated with a festive flourish that includes huge princess dresses, family dance parties and unique gifts. For Litzy, a young patient at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, such dreams came true when she celebrated with a Zoom dance party hosted by teenage pop performer JoJo Siwa after awaking from a COVID-19 medically induced coma.
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