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Colorectal cancer
Cancer,
Science & Research

ASCO: Combination therapy significantly improves outcomes for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Using a combination of immunotherapy drugs with chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival and overall survival for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have previously undergone standard chemotherapy treatment.
May 23, 2024   |  
3 min read
veterans
Cancer,
Science & Research

ASCO: Large precision oncology study identifies differences in prostate cancer genomics among a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of U.S. veterans

A new study looking at the landscape of genomic alterations in more than 5,000 veterans with metastatic prostate cancer uncovered differences in the genomic makeup of cancer cells that were associated with race and ethnicity.
May 23, 2024   |  
4 min read
John K. Lee
Cancer,
Science & Research

Dr. John Lee receives grant from CureSearch for Children’s Cancer

Dr. John Lee received the Acceleration Initiative Award from CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to help advance the use of CAR T-cell therapy as a treatment for people with advanced Ewing sarcoma.
May 16, 2024   |  
2 min read
BCAR-NKT cell
Cancer,
Science & Research

UCLA scientists develop novel technology that positions ‘off-the-shelf’ cancer immunotherapy for the clinic

Lili Yang, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics breaks down why this new system is poised to finally help a universal cell product advance to a clinical trial.
May 14, 2024   |  
5 min read
Ribas Healing Award
Cancer,
Science & Research

Dr. Antoni Ribas honored for contributions in advancing cancer therapies

Physician-scientist Dr. Antoni Ribas was awarded the 2024 Healing Award by the Tower Cancer Research Foundation for his unwavering dedication to eradicating cancer.
May 14, 2024   |  
2 min read
breast cancer
Cancer,
Science & Research

Combination of breast cancer and chemotherapy may speed up physical decline in older adults

A UCLA-led study suggests women who are 65 years old or older with high-risk breast cancer and are treated with chemotherapy are more likely to develop a substantial decline in physical function.
May 10, 2024   |  
4 min read
brain team
Cancer,
Science & Research

Adding immune-boosting agent to personalized cancer vaccine supercharges the body's immune defense against malignant brain tumors

Investigators at UCLA Health have pinpointed a combination immunotherapy treatment that enhances the immune response for people with malignant gliomas, an aggressive type of brain tumor that is fast growing and difficult to treat.
May 9, 2024   |  
5 min read
Dr. Tanya Stoyanova
Cancer,
Science & Research

Dr. Tanya Stoyanova receives Department of Defense Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award

Dr. Tanya Stoyanova was awarded an Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award from the Department of Defense to develop new approaches to detect and treat neuroendocrine prostate cancer, a highly aggressive subtype of prostate cancer.
May 9, 2024   |  
2 min read
Mammogram screening
Cancer,
Healthy Lifestyle
The Santa Barbara Primary & Specialty Care Clinic
Cancer,
News about UCLA Health

UCLA Health opens new location in Santa Barbara to meet growing needs of the community

UCLA Health has opened a new location in Santa Barbara, housing primary & specialty care and cancer care at one downtown Santa Barbara location in response to the area’s growing demand for the health system’s world-class care.
May 6, 2024   |  
2 min read
John K. Lee
Cancer,
Science & Research

Dr. John Lee receives grants from Department of Defense

The Department of Defense awarded Dr. John Lee, associate professor-in-residence in the division of Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, with its Impact and Idea Development Awards to help advance more effective treatments for prostate and bladder cancers.
May 3, 2024   |  
2 min read
breast screening
Cancer,
Science & Research

New breast cancer screening recommendations aim to address health inequities, especially among Black women

While the recommendations offer a step forward in making screening equitable for populations that have been missed with the previously higher screening starting age, challenges remain in ensuring equitable access to screening.
April 30, 2024   |  
3 min read
urology surgeons
Cancer,
Science & Research

UCLA Health urologists will showcase groundbreaking research at the 2024 American Urological Association Annual Meeting

UCLA Health faculty, scientists, and urologists will present research data on the latest discoveries and innovations in urology at the 2024 American Urological Association’s (AUA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, May 3-6.
April 24, 2024   |  
3 min read
PSA
Cancer,
Science & Research

Prostate cancer screenings encouraged for Black men as early as 40

New prostate screening guidelines organized by the Prostate Cancer Foundation aim to address the longstanding health disparity in prostate cancer: Black men are diagnosed with and die from prostate cancer at a much higher rate than white men.
April 24, 2024   |  
4 min read
3d rendered illustration - bladder cancer
Cancer,
Science & Research

FDA approves immunotherapy drug combo for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer after UCLA-led research shows improved outcomes for patients

The FDA approval was based on results of the QUILT 3.032 clinical trial, which was led by Dr. Karim Chamie, associate professor urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a researcher at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
April 23, 2024   |  
3 min read