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Jackie Casillas and Siavash KurdistaniTo reach any of these experts, please contact the UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) Media Relations Office at (310) 206-2805. The staff can locate doctors and scientists quickly and ensure that an appropriate expert addresses your questions.

Denise Aberle, M.D. - Chief of Thoracic Imaging
Lung cancer screening, combination CT/PET scanning

William Aronson, M.D. - Associate Professor of Urology
Diet and prostate cancer, prostate cancer in African American men

Lawrence Bassett, M.D. - Director of the Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging
Breast cancer diagnosis and screening, mammography and digital mammography

Roshan Bastani, Ph.D. - Co-Director, Cancer Prevention & Control Research
Access to health care in low-income and minority populations, with a focus on cancer screening

Arie Belldegrun, M.D. - Chief, Division of Urologic Oncology
Prostate cancer, kidney cancer, surgery, cryosurgery

Jonathan Braun, M.D., Ph.D. - Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pathology, molecular basis of disease-related immune processes in cancer

Ronald Busuttil, M.D., Ph.D. - Director, Dumont/UCLA Liver Cancer Center
Liver cancer, liver transplantation

Michael Carey, Ph.D. - Professor of Biological Chemistry
Gene activation and regulation, gene expression patterns

Helena Chang, M.D., Ph.D. - Director, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center
Breast cancer, cancer vaccines, sentinel node biopsies, surgery, cryosurgery

Jacqueline Casillas, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Survivorship of childhood cancer, pediatrics, access to care, quality of life

Timothy Cloughesy, M.D. - Director, Neuro-Oncology Program
Surgical, biologic, genetic and immune therapy approaches for primary brain tumors

Alistair Cochran, M.D. - Professor of Surgery and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Melanomas, pathology of diseases in the breast and lung

Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D. - Director, Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology 
Psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, support groups, art therapy

Jean deKernion, M.D. - Chairman, Department of Urology
Urologic oncology, prostate cancer treatment and research

Steven Dubinett, M.D. - Director, UCLA Lung Cancer Research Program
Lung cancer prevention, treatment and research

Fritz Eilber, M.D. - Director, UCLA Sarcoma Program
Targeted therapies, sarcomas, molecular biology of oncogenes

Robin Farias-Eisner, M.D., Ph.D. - Chief of Gynecologic Oncology
Ovarian cancer early detection, tumor biomarkers

Patricia Ganz, M.D. - Director, Division of Cancer Control and Prevention Research
Breast cancer prevention and treatment, quality of life issues, Tamoxifen, genetic testing

Judith Gasson, Ph.D. - Director, JCCC
State of cancer research, translational research, molecular biology, cancer and stem cells

John A. Glaspy, M.D. - Medical Director, UCLA Oncology Center
Breast cancer, melanoma, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, diet and cancer, vaccines

J. Randolph Hecht, M.D. - Gastroenterologist, Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology
Colon cancer, colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, pancreatic cancer research

E. Carmack Holmes, M.D. - Professor, Department of Surgery
Thoracic surgery, lung cancer

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Ph.D. - Director, Cancer Cell Biology Program Area
Angiogenesis inhibitors, cancer cell biology

Michael Irwin, M.D. - Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Behavioral modifications to combat cancer treatment side effects

Fairooz Kabbinavar, M.D. - Director, So. Cal. Prostate Cancer Study Group
Prostate cancer treatment and research, angiogenesis inhibitors, head and neck cancers, kidney cancer

Harley Kornblum, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Brain cancers, stem cells and cancer, biology of nervous system stem cells

Linda Liau, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Surgical, biologic, genetic and vaccine therapy approaches to brain tumors

Mark Litwin, M.D. - Professor of Urology and Public Health and Health Services
Prostate cancer in the underserved communities, quality of life, outcomes assessment

William McCarthy, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health
Tobacco use and cessation, smoking in minority and low-income communities

Theodore Moore, M.D. - Clinical Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric oncology, bone marrow transplantation, parent support groups

Stanley Nelson, M.D. - Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Brain cancer, genetic profiling of tumors, micro-arraying of gene expression

Allan Pantuck, M.D. - Associate Clinical Professor of Urology
Nutritional aspects of bladder and prostate cancer prevention

Richard Pietras, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology
Complementary and alternative medicine, breast cancer, growth factors, estrogen

Robert Reiter, M.D. - Professor of Urology
Prostate cancer, brachytherapy (radioactive seed implantation), urologic oncology

Leonard Rome, Ph.D. - Director, StratGenome sequences, cell vaults, multi-drug resistance

Christopher Saigal, M.D. - Assisant Professor of Urology
Quality of life, quality of care, cost of care

Joyce Seldon, M.S., C.G.C. - Certified Genetics Counselor
Genetic testing for cancer, ramifications of genetics testing

Dennis Slamon, M.D., Ph.D. - Director, Clinical/Translational Research
Targeted therapies, breast and ovarian cancer, clinical trials, translational research, Herceptin

Mary Territo, M.D. - Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation
Leukemia, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation

John Timmerman, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology
Lymphomas, translational tumor immunology

H. Rodney Withers, M.D., D.Sc. - Professor of Radiation Oncology
Radiation oncology, low-dose radiation therapy, the effects of radiation on normal tissue

Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D. - Director, Pediatric Pain Program
Pediatric pain management, effects of laughter on the immune system

Zuo- Feng Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Cancer in populations, smoking/marijuana smoking and cancer, cancer causes and risks, green tea

Last updated: 5/17/2013 2:47:11 PM