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In the Journals

Partial breast reirradiation ‘viable alternative to mastectomy’ for certain women with breast cancer recurrence

January 10, 2020
Partial breast reirradiation without mastectomy appeared as effective as mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer recurrence in the ipsilateral…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Menopausal hormone therapy regimens have opposite lasting effects on breast cancer incidence

December 13, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Two common hormone therapy regimens had opposite long-term effects on breast cancer incidence among postmenopausal women…

NCI gives $8.7 million grant to UCLA prostate cancer program

December 1, 2019
The NCI awarded an $8.7 million grant to the prostate cancer program at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Health. The money —…
Trend Watch

UCLA Opens Clinical Trial of Bispecific CAR T-cell Therapy for Advanced Lymphoma, Leukemia

Cell Therapy Next, November/December 2019
The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center has begun enrolling patients in its latest chimeric antigen receptor T-cell immunotherapy trial for patients with…
Meeting News

Prevymis may be alternative to Valcyte for CMV-associated uveitis

November 20, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Prevymis safely resolved inflammation among patients with cytomegalovirus-associated uveitis, according to a presentation at…
Cover Story

HF pharmacotherapy in midst of paradigm shift

Cardiology Today, November 2019
Dramatic results of the recent DAPA-HF and PARAGON-HF trials have prompted the cardiology community to rethink pharmacotherapy for patients with HF…

Hematologists, oncologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 30, 2019
The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…

Cancer Research Institute honors UCLA scientist for basic, tumor immunology discoveries

October 21, 2019
The Cancer Research Institute presented the William B. Coley Award to Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD. The award — named after a bone surgeon and cancer…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Ribociclib-fulvestrant combination extends OS among postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer

September 29, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain — The addition of ribociclib to fulvestrant significantly extended OS among postmenopausal women with hormone…

Urine biomarker shows potential in detection of aggressive prostate cancer

September 26, 2019
Investigators at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Toronto have identified a novel biomarker in urine that could aid in the…
Meeting News

UCLA professor honored for contributions to lung cancer prevention

September 14, 2019
Denise Aberle, MD, received International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s Joseph W. Cullen Prevention/Early Detection Award. The…

Cancer researchers receive Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

September 10, 2019
Three cancer researchers received the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their invention of trastuzumab. The recipients…
In the JournalsPerspective

High-volume, NCI-designated centers not associated with greater value in pancreatic cancer care

August 23, 2019
High-value care appeared associated with important patient, tumor and treatment characteristics among patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer who…

‘Smarter and stronger’ T cells offer hope for more effective, less toxic cancer therapy

August 18, 2019
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles that spotlight research efforts supported through Cancer Research Institute’s…

American Society for Radiation Oncology members receive fellow designation

August 8, 2019
American Society for Radiation Oncology designated 26 members to receive ASTRO fellow designation. The honorees will be recognized during the…

American Lung Association honors UCLA cancer researcher

July 19, 2019
The American Lung Association honored Steven M. Dubinett, MD, during its Lung Force Gala in Los Angeles for his contributions to lung cancer…
Cover Story

A Clearer Clinical Picture: Exploring Shifts in Use, Cost of Diagnostic Imaging

Healio Rheumatology, July 2019
New technology entering the medical field often portends a number of positive developments: Improved diagnosis and management of a disease; faster or…
In the Journals

One-third of children exposed to Zika in utero show neurological problems

July 17, 2019
Almost a third of children aged 3 years and younger who were exposed to Zika virus during their mother’s pregnancy had below-average…
Advanced Practice

Integrating transition from pediatric- to adult-centered care: The APP’s role

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2019
Anne Nord, MSN, RN, FNP-C; Deborah G. Harris, MN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, CPHON®; Susan M. Carson, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC; Trish Peterson, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
Levon — an 18-year-old with sickle cell disease — enters the clinic room with his mom, who nervously allows him to proceed alone…
Cover Story

Cardiologists grapple with potential CV risks posed by e-cigarettes

Cardiology Today, July 2019
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become increasingly popular since they entered the market in 2006. Use of these alternative devices…