Alexandra Drakaki, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Urology, and Director of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program, Dr. Alexandra Drakaki is an MD, PhD and board certified Oncologist / Hematologist. She received her training in Internal Medicine at a Tuft's University affiliate program while she completed her hematology/oncology training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School and her research fellowship at Dana Farber Cancer Center Harvard Medical School in Boston. She specializes in genitourinary cancers and specifically cancers of the bladder, testis, urethra, prostate and kidney.
Part of the Translational Oncology Research Laboratory at UCLA in which researchers are working on drug development by using novel technologies for breakthrough discoveries, Dr. Drakaki is also the Primary Investigator on several ongoing clinical trials that are testing novel drugs in the field. Her research interest is studying the role of a novel class of genes, named non-coding RNAs, including microRNAs and linkRNAs in genitourinary malignancies. More >
John Shen, MD
Clinical Instructor in Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Shen received his bachelor of science from Stanford University, with honors in cancer biology. He completed medical school at the University of California, Irvine and an internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. At UCLA, he completed a combined fellowship in Hematology/Oncology and Geriatric Medicine, and served as chief fellow. Dr. Shen specializes in the care of older adults with genitourinary malignancies, in particular cancers of the prostate, kidney, and bladder. More >
Dennis J. Slamon, MD
Director of Clinical/Translational Research and director of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program at JCCC. He is a professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and executive vice chair for research for UCLA's Department of Medicine. Slamon also serves as director of the medical advisory board for the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, a fund-raising organization that promotes advances in colorectal cancer.
A 1975 honors graduate of the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, Slamon earned his PhD in cell biology that same year. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, becoming chief resident in 1978. One year later, he became a fellow in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UCLA.More >