UCLA Urology has once again earned a coveted spot in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. UCLA Urology is consistently ranked as one of the top 8 urology programs in the nation, and that is the result of our commitment to providing outstanding and personalized patient care. We are proud to be part of UCLA Health with our hospitals ranked as No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and No. 3 nationally. UCLA Health Newsroom >
Testicular Cancer primarily affects young adult men and, fortunately, is very treatable. In most cases, it is curable, but self-exam is key for early diagnosis. For professional baseball player, Connor Joe, cancer was discovered in 2020 during a physical exam while in Spring Training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Following surgery with Dr. Mark Litwin, Chair of UCLA Urology, and chemotherapy, Connor is cancer-free and playing baseball with the Colorado Rockies. Joe now hopes to use his platform to raise awareness about testicular cancer among young men. Watch and read Connor's story >
Health inequities and disparities in urology are well-documented, but less is known about the role of translational research to find solutions. In their article recently published in Urology, “Moving urologic disparities research from evidence synthesis to translational research: a dynamic, multidisciplinary approach to tackling inequalities in urology,” UCLA urologists Drs. Sanchez (pictured), Frencher, and Litwin propose that translational research and public health and disparities research are needed to achieve health care equality and help those most in need. “Translational research has the power to improve human health and minimize suffering.” Read the article >
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