UCLA Urology is ready and prepared to welcome back all patients for routine and urgent urological care. This includes patients who would like to schedule an urgent or elective procedure, as well as those who require urgent or ongoing attention for the full range of urologic conditions. Keep your health care on track and schedule your in-person or video visit appointment today >
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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