The UCLA Lung Cancer Program provides cutting edge diagnosis and treatments, and supports a staff of renowned physicians, surgeons and researchers. Demonstrating continued excellence in the field of Lung Cancer, the UCLA Lung Cancer Program along with its varied Centers of Excellence, is often the subject of stories in newspapers, magazines, and journals. We include here a collection of recent stories, and an archive of older articles, for your further information.
UCLA Medical Center is at the cutting edge of biomedical research, and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks it one of the top 5 hospitals in the country and the best medical center in the western United States.
The causes, symptoms and treatments for lung cancer - Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies in both genders. In terms of new cancer cases each year, it ranks second only to breast cancer in women and second to prostate cancer in men. There are approximately 170,000 new lung cancer cases annually, and each year about 160,000 deaths are attributed to it.
UCLA Designated Center for Heart Attacks - Time and technology are keys to surviving a heart attack. The faster patients reach a full service hospital with a complete range of cardiac care equipment and capabilities, the more likely they will survive and return to health, work and family.
Lung cancer trial results: Mortality benefit with CT - Twenty percent fewer lung cancer deaths seen among those who were screened with low-dose spiral CT than with chest Xray The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is today releasing initial results from a large-scale test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at relatively early stages.