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January 17, 2014
UCLA Scientists Will Test Drug to Block Stem Cells Leading to Cancer
Play Video In this NBC 4 news piece, JCCC researchers Drs. Dennis Slamon and Zev Wainberg talk about how they are bringing stem cell science directly to cancer patients with an exciting new clinical trial scheduled to begin in early 2014.

February 7, 2012
Dr. Antoni Ribas Talks Secondary Skin Cancers with BRAF Inhibitor Zelboraf and How They Can Be Prevented
Thumbnail In this 10-minute video interview, watch UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Dr. Antoni Ribas discuss recent findings that can be used to develop new treatments for advanced squamous cell carcinoma. He also explains how MEK inhibitor drugs in clinical trials can now also be used to treat the disease.

October 20, 2011
Herceptin and Chemotherapy Treatment Combo Increases Survival Rates
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In this NBC Nightly News video, watch UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Dr. Dennis Slamon discuss a new study that reports that treating women with a combination of chemotherapy and the molecularly targeted drug Herceptin can significantly increase survival in patients with a specific genetic mutation that results in very aggressive disease.

September 30, 2011
UCLA Researcher Works to Fight Cancer
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In this profile from the Brentwood Patch, UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Heather Christofk takes a tour of the center's facilities and discusses her work on the front lines in the fight against cancer.

August 5, 2011
Bladder Cancer Patients Not Receiving Recommended Care, Study Says
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Watch UCLA researcher Dr. Karim Chamie talk about a Jonsson Cancer Center study that showed nearly all doctors treating bladder cancer patients are not following the recommended care guidelines, which are designed to prevent recurrence of the cancer.

July 13, 2011
Dr. Denise Aberle Discusses How CT Scans Can Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths
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A CBS News report about the results of a decade-long study that shows how current or heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) scanning had a 20 percent reduction in deaths from lung cancer.

May 26, 2011
Experimental Prostate Cancer Test More Sensitive, Specific than PSA Tests
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An ABC News report talks with UCLA researchers Shirley Lomell and Gang Zeng about a new test for prostate cancer that is more sensitive and more specific than the conventional PSA test used today.

March 28, 2011
Experimental Drug Shows New Promise for Advanced Melanoma Patients

In this report from KNBC Channel 4 news, watch UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Dr. Antoni Ribas discusses an experimental drug for advanced melanoma that is currently in clinical trials.

Nov 22, 2010
Herceptin Gives Breast Cancer Survivor Second Chance at Life

Cancer survivor Sue Service shares her story of battling HER2+ breast cancer and the benefits of the targeted treatment Herceptin, developed by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center's Dennis Slamon and his "dream team" of cancer researchers.

Oct 28, 2010
AVON Cares for Life Leads Way in Continuity Cancer Care with Navigator Program

Offered through UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the AVON Cares for Life Program is leading the way in one-on-one, "continuity" breast cancer care. Program "navigator" Lori Viveros is profiled in this NBC Nightly News segment.

Oct 15, 2010
Dennis Slamon on One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer Therapies

Watch Dr. Dennis Slamon discuss how pioneering research at UCLA is shaking up traditional methods in breast cancer therapy, targeting and tailoring treatment for patients by cancer subtype.

Sep 9, 2010
Lori Viveros Talks UCLA-AVON Cares for Life Program

Lori Viveros discusses the UCLA-Avon Cares for Life program at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center on a segment of the "My County" cable television show.

August 26, 2010
New Hope for Melanoma Patients

Watch UCLA's Dr. Antoni Ribas discuss an experimental new drug that is offering new hope to patients in the final stages of melanoma skin cancer. From CBS News.

July 20, 2010
Starving Brain Cancer
Thumbnail Dr. Paul Mischel, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses a new class of targeted drugs called EGFR inhibitors that teach the brain new ways to kill cancer cells by "starving" them to death. From Ivanhoe News.

July 15, 2010
UCLA's Richard Koya on New Cancer-Fighting Immune Cells
Thumbnail Watch UCLA's Dr. Richard Koya discuss the pioneering new gene therapy study being developed by researchers at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. From KTLA News Los Angeles.

June 30, 2010
New Study Combats Cancer-Related Insomnia with Meditative Movement
Thumbnail A new study conducted by the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center offers new treatment strategies for post-treatment cancer survivors suffering from chronic insomnia, including Tai Chi techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy.

June 22, 2010
High School Baseball Star Fights Bone Cancer
Thumbnail High school student and baseball player Nick Hurtado discusses his experience battling osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. From "CBS Sports Center."

April 16, 2010
Dr. Linda Liau Discusses a New Experimental Cancer Vaccine
Thumbnail UCLA's Dr. Linda Liau talks with ABC News 7, discussing a new experimental cancer vaccine developed to help fight Glioblastoma, a lethal type of brain tumor.

April 14, 2010
Clinical Trial Uses RNA to Help Control Cancer Growth
Thumbnail Dr. Antoni Ribas discusses a new clinical trial at UCLA that uses interfering messenger RNA to help stop cancer cells from duplicating.

March 2010
Age Likely a Factor in Colon Cancer Chemotherapy
Thumbnail Dr. Katherine Kahn at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses how special chemotherapy treatments help patients with advanced colon cancer beat the disease, but older patients are less likely to receive the treatment because of concerns about adverse side effects.

July 2009
Dining Out to End Cancer on "Good Day LA"
Mar Yvette, writer and senior editor of Citysearch, has food from restaurants involved in a fantastic fundraising campaign called "Dining Out To End Cancer."

July 2009
Volunteers Sought for "Chemo Brain" Study
Thumbnail Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are seeking volunteers recently treated for breast cancer who may be experiencing cognitive difficulties, a condition often referred to as “chemo brain.”

June 2009
Robotic Surgery Helps Prostate Cancer Patient
Thumbnail Barry Broughton and his physician, Dr. Robert Reiter, a urologist and researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, talked about his options for treatment, including radiation and different types of surgery.

May 2009
Dr. Helena Chang Discusses a 10-year-old Breast Cancer Patient
The rare case of a 10-year-old Calif. girl battling breast cancer has rallied her community around her cause. Hattie Kauffman reports.
May 2009
Dr. Fritz Eilber Explains How PET Can Determine if Chemo is Working (Chinese)
Thumbnail UCLA's Dr. Fritz Eilber discusses new breakthroughs in using PET scans to assist in chemotherapy treatments.

April 2009
Dr. Percy Lee Discusses How New Novalis Tx Machine Improves Radiosurgery
Thumbnail New advancements pioneered at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center are helping to dramatically improve radiosurgical techniques.

April 2009
Dr. J. Randolph Hecht Discusses Screening and Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Thumbnail Dr. Hecht talks about the importance of early screening to detect and treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of the disease.

February 2009
HPV Virus Helps Infected Cervical, Head and Neck Cancer Cells Grow and Spread
Thumbnail A look at how researchers at the Jonsson Cancer Center discovered ways the HPV virus can promote cervical and head/neck cancer cell growth.
February 2009
Low-income Men More Likely to be Diagnosed with Later Stage Prostate Cancer
Thumbnail Low-income men are more likely to present with advanced prostate cancers, most likely because they don’t receive screening services shown to reduce the diagnosis of later-stage cancers, a UCLA study found.

November 2008
Dr. Arie Belldegrun discusses progress in the treatment of kidney cancer
Thumbnail World Health News reports on a new clinical trial by the Jonsson Cancer Center that has helped to improve kidney cancer treatment guidelines.

November 2008
UCLA Researchers on Rise in Double Mastectomy Surgeries
Thumbnail UCLA researcher Dr. Patricia Ganz and genetic counselor Joyce Seldon talk to KTLA 5 about the dramatic rise in controversial dobule mastecomy surgeries to treat breast cancer.

November 2008
UCLA Researcher Tim Cloughesy on Malignant Glioma
Thumbnail Dr. Tim Cloughesy discusses malignant glioma, the type of brain cancer faced by Senator Ted Kennedy.

November 2008
Herceptin/Avastin Combo Saves Stephanie Grimes
Thumbnail Stephanie Grimes had an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer and was given only two months to live. But two years later she's still going strong thanks to a clinical trial at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center.
November 2008
Beating the Odds: Kevin Carlberg Overcomes Brain Cancer
Thumbnail Kevin Carlberg overcame a brain tumor (glioblastoma) thanks to a dendritric cell vaccine developed at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the care of his physician, Dr. Linda Liau.

November 2008
Dr. Dennis Slamon Discusses the Development of Herceptin
Thumbnail Herception--a targeted therapy breast cancer drug developed at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center--saved the life of Louise Cooper, who is still going strong 10 years after receiving a cancer diagnosis.

October 2008

Sting and Trudie Styler at Private Screening of "Living Proof"

Thumbnail Sting and Trudie Styler rolled out the red carpet for a private screening of 'Living Proof,' a film starring Harry Conwick Jr. that tells the true story of Los Angeles doctor Dennis Slamon.

September 2008
Dr. Dennis Slamon Talks the Pioneering Use of Herceptin
Thumbnail Dr. Dennis Slamon talks about the development of the molecularly targeted therapy Herceptin.

September 2008
Avon Cares for Life Program Helps Uninsured Breast Cancer Patients (English)
Thumbnail The Avon Cares for Life Program helps poor and underserved face a breast cancer diagnosis.
September 2008
Avon Cares for Life Program Helps Uninsured Breast Cancer Patients (Spanish)
Thumbnail The Avon Cares for Life Program helps poor and underserved face a breast cancer diagnosis. (Alternate version with Spanish dub.)

September 2008
New Treatments Help Stephanie Grimes Fight Stage Four Breast Cancer
Thumbnail New treatments being developed at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center help a local aerobics instructor beat stage four breast cancer.

June 2008
New Vaccine Helps Victims of Brain Cancer
Thumbnail Doctors and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center were able to save the life of Kevin Carlberg, who at the age of 25 was diagnosed with glioblastoma.

April 2008
Jonsson Cancer Center Seeks Better Treatment for Cancer Survivors
Thumbnail At UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Patricia Ganz, Director of JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area, recognizes the need to vastly improve care of patients after cancer.
Last updated: 1/17/2014 10:47:52 AM