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.
UPDATE 8/31/2009: Kevin Carlberg suffered a recurrence of his cancer and, despite treatment, he passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Through his participation in a clinical trial at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Carlberg lived about four times longer than the average glioblastoma patient. His participation also helped move cancer research forward. We thank him.
www.cancer.ucla.edu UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Director, Dr. Judith C. Gasson, discusses the fact that cancer is not one disease, and different forms of cancer require different cures. That's why our researchers are developing and testing targeted therapies and more personalized approaches to fighting all cancers.
High school student and aspiring baseball player Nick Hurtado discusses his experience battling bone cancer with "CBS Sports Center." With the support of his high school league and the efforts of UCLA's Dr. Noah Federman, Hurtado is beating the odds against bone cancer.
In an exciting breakthrough, scientists at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center recently reported an encouraging increase in progression-free survival (or PFS, the length of time a patient is on treatment without tumor growth) for patients with HER2-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. 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.
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.
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