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Informational Videos

September 10, 2013
Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis
Thumbnail In this 22-minute video, UCLA researcher Dr. Patricia Ganz and members of the Institute of Medicine comittee of cancer care experts present their findings on how to improve the quality of life and outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis.

April 5, 2013
Dr. Edward Garon Talks PD1 and PD-L1 Drugs Treating Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Thumbnail In this 10-minute interview, Dr. Edward Garon, M.D., talks of new cancer drugs currently be tested in early clinical trials, anti-PD1 and anti-PD-L1, that are showing remarkable tumor response rates.

March 22, 2013
Dr. Antoni Ribas Discusses PD1 and PD-L1 Targeted Cancer Drugs
Thumbnail Antoni Ribas, M.D. is involved in trials testing new cancer drugs targeting the cell surface molecule called PD-L1, and the immune cell receptors PD1. In the video interview, Dr. Ribas explains the trial test data published so far, and previews new data to come.

January 22, 2013
Dr. Richard Finn on Pioneering New Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancer
Thumbnail Scientists at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have recently reported an encouraging increase in progression-free survival for patients with HER2-negative breast cancer. In this informative video, lead researcher Dr. Richard Finn explains the positive results of this pioneering study and the possibilities it opens up for future breast cancer treatments.

October 5, 2012
Dr. Antoni Ribas Discusses New Combination Therapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma
Thumbnail In this 13-minute interview, Dr. Antoni Ribas of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center provides an extesnive overview of the latest positive advancements in the use of combined BRAF and MEK inhibitors to treat metastic melanoma. These latest findings provide strong support for testing the combination therapy in future human clinical trials, which Jonsson Cancer Center researchers hope to launch within two years.

May 30, 2012
We Need to Talk
Thumbnail During formation of multi-cellular organisms, cells need to talk to each other to make critical decisions as to what kind of cell to become. The Notch signaling system allows cells to directly talk to each other to program almost every cell type in the body. Now, researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown for the first time that the mechanical force produced by cell-cell interactions is critical for programming by the Notch signaling system.

May 15, 2012
JCCC Director Judy Gasson, Ph.D.: Advancements in Cancer Research at UCLA
Thumbnail Dr. Judith Gasson, Director of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), discusses research areas within the JCCC that are making tremendous headway in cancer treatment and detection. Advancements in stem cell research, nanotechnology, imaging, and translational research at the JCCC are making measurable progress and saving lives every day.

April 10, 2012
Dr. Dennis Slamon Discusses the Importance of Participating in Clinical Trials
Thumbnail HER2+ metastatic breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease, and currently accounts for about one in every five breast cancer diagnoses. In this moving profile, HER2+ metastatic breast cancer survivor Dr. Kathy Bennett, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2008, and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and Herceptin pioneer Dr. Dennis Slamon, discuss how clinical trials turn survivors and scientists into colleagues, uniting them in the fight to stop this deadly disease.

May 3, 2011
UCLA Scientists Discover New Way to Wake Up Immune System Using Nanoscale Vaults

Dr. Leonard Rome discusses how UCLA scientists have discovered a way to wake up the immune system to fight cancer by delivering an immune system-stimulating protein in a nanoscale container called a vault directly into lung cancer tumors.

April 8, 2011
Dr. Roger Lo Discusses Innovative New Melanoma Targeted Therapies
Thumbnail Jonsson Cancer Center researcher Dr. Roger Lo was awarded a three-year, $750,000 Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer. Here he talks about his melanoma research.

May 4, 2010
UCLA Fights Cancer and Gives Hope to Patients
Thumbnail Meet cancer patients and family members touched by new therapies developed at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center. Features appearances by Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian and the Kardashian family, Denise and Peter Wittich, Laura Felkai, and Meritt Carlberg, the widow of cancer patient Kevin Carlberg.

May 3, 2010
PSTD in Cancer Survivors
Thumbnail Dr. Margaret Stuber, a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that young adult cancer survivors are four times more likely to develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The results of the study appear Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

April  29, 2010
UCLA's Dr. Dennis Slamon Talks Stem Cell Research (Pt. 1) (Pt. 2) (Pt. 3) (Pt. 4)
Thumbnail Dr. Dennis Slamon, director of clinical/translational research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, talks about his cancer research at a public forum April 15 sponsored by the California Instittue of Regnerative Medicine (CIRM).

April 5, 2010
Dr. Gottfried Konecny Leads Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial
Thumbnail Dr. Gottfried Konecny is challenging cancer with a targeted treatment for an aggressive ovarian cancer subtype.

March 2010
Dr. Dennis Slamon Reviews New Progress in Molecular Analysis of Cancer Tumors
Thumbnail Dr. Dennis Slamon, of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chief of UCLA's Division of Hematology/Oncology, presents a review of the progress achieved in the treatment of various cancers by the molecular analysis of the tumors, prior to treatment.

January 2010
Dr. David Dawson discusses more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer
Thumbnail Dr. David Dawson of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses his work to discover new and more effective therapies for pancreatic cancer.

June 2009
Vons Donates $700,000 to Support Cancer Research
Thumbnail In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, VONS, a Safeway Company, launched a month-long fundraising campaign that allowed customers to make a donation when checking out to support cancer research.
May 2009
Plant a Seed: Patient Stories and Research Efforts at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center
Thumbnail Drs. Judith Gasson, Lauren Pinter-Brown, Rich Finn and Antoni Ribas discuss research advances at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Three patients share their stories of battling cancer. This video was produced and directed by filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan.

April 2009
UCLA Unveils New Non-Invasive Stereotactic Radiosurgery Machine
Thumbnail Dr. Percy Lee, assistant professor of radiation oncology at UCLA, director of the stereotactic body radiation therapy program and a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher, discusses the use of a new tool recently acquired by UCLA to treat radiation patients in fewer visits and help them suffer from fewer side effects.

March 2009
UCLA acquires tool that delivers higher doses of radiation in less time
Thumbnail UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is now treating a variety of cancers with the new Novalis TX, a state-of-the-art image-guided device that provides more accurate, concentrated doses of radiation, allowing patients to be treated in fewer visits and suffer from fewer side effects.

November 2008
Breast cancer drug Herceptin is a lifesaver
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.

November 2008
Learn how to support cancer research at UCLA
Thumbnail See how scientists at the Jonsson Cancer Center are improving outcomes for cancer patients and changing the way we think about cancer one discovery at a time.

July 2008
Dr. Dennis Slamon discusses breast cancer for Lee's National Denim Day
Thumbnail Dr. Dennis Slamon discusses breast cancer treatment changes where a one-size-fits-all module is not the best way to approach the disease.

May 2009
Supermarket fundraiser brings in $1.5 million for research into women's cancers
Thumbnail In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, VONS, A Safeway Company, launched a month long fundraising campaign that allowed customers to make a donation upon checkout to support breast cancer initiatives.

April 2008
Director Dr. Judith Gasson provides an overview of the Jonsson Cancer Center
Thumbnail Under the leadership of Dr. Judith Gasson, Director of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, research excellence of physicians and scientists allows for better prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

April 2008
Dr. Dennis Slamon talks about targeted therapies at the Jonsson Cancer Center
Thumbnail Dr. Dennis Slamon, JCCC Director of Clinical/Translational Research, identifies different genes and pathways to design therapies specifically to what drives cancer. The result is more effective and less toxic therapies such as Herceptin.

April 2008
Breast cancer patients get some TLC at the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center spa day
Thumbnail The Revlon UCLA Breast Center hosts its first Spa Day to honor the women going through breast cancer treatment.

April 2008
Glimpse inside the Molecular Imaging Program at the Jonsson Cancer Center
Thumbnail Dr. Harvey Herschman, Director of JCCC Basic Research Program, discusses molecular imaging technology as an increased ability to diagnose a tumor, monitor its growth, and indicate more quickly whether a patient is responding to treatme

April 2008
Dr. Patricia Ganz discusses the best way to prevent cancer
Thumbnail Dr. Patricia Ganz, Director of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses things you can do to help prevent cancer in your lifetime.

April 2008
A look at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center accomplishments and supporters
Thumbnail UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has over 235 physicians and scientists who have played crucial roles in the development of FDA approved cancer therapies for patients world-wide. The JCCC provides the latest in experimental cancer treatments and hundreds of clinical trials.

April 2008
Overview of the translational research work at the Jonsson Cancer Center
Thumbnail UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the nation's top 10 cancer centers (US News & World Report). The JCCC has established an international reputation for pioneering the development of revolutionary targeted therapies.

March 2008
A tribute to Dr. Patricia Ganz, a pioneer and expert in quality of life research
Thumbnail A profile of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center pioneer Dr. Patricia Ganz, a leader in the fight against breast cancer. Produced by UCLA Health Systems.

March 2008
A profile of the UCLA LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence
Thumbnail A look inside the Center, which offers care and services for those living with cancer. Produced by UCLA Health Systems.
Last updated: 9/10/2013 10:49:19 AM