Oncology and Cancer

A test for genetic biomarkers may supersede repeat biopsies
Molecular “Eat Now” Sign Makes Cells Devour Dying Neighbors
Tumor cells penetrated by particles carrying genetic instructions.
A Q&A with two best-in-class scientific researchers…
A premier oncologist delves into the “molecular why.”
During the past 25 years, as mounting research has demonstrated the efficacy of treating patients with means that go beyond a standard physician’s prescription, “integrative medicine” departments...
In this era of cancer genetics, we’ve come to think of cancer as something like a car. Runaway cell proliferation is driven by accelerators, or oncogenes, that are stuck on go—in collusion with...
TomoTherapy is used at UCLA to treat a wide variety of cancers, but is particularly well suited for challenging cases involving large areas, or when the dose needs to be specially shaped to conform...
Genetic mutations aren’t the only thing that can keep a protein called PTEN from doing its tumor-suppressing job. Johns Hopkins researchers have now discovered that four small chemical tags attached...
Charles Brunicardi, M.D., the chief of the General Surgery Group and vice chair for surgical services for the Department of Surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica discusses the latest...
If there’s a common theme among the many breakthroughs in breast cancer surgery, it’s less and fewer . Thanks to advances such as the ones below, woman can have surgical treatment with fewer side...
Have breast implants? Or thinking of getting implants? You may be worried they’ll make it hard for your doctor to detect and treat breast cancer. No need for concern, says Therese Bevers, M.D.,...
At MD Anderson, we're constantly looking for innovative new ways to provide the best possible cancer treatment options for our patients as we work toward our mission of Making Cancer History®. To...
Earlier this month, during Cancer Survivorship Week, we had our first exercise flash mobs here at MD Anderson. The music began, and doctors, nurses, research staff and survivors spontaneously began...
When you raise your glass at this year’s holiday toast, choose your beverage wisely. Research shows that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increases your chances of developing cancer, including...
When newly diagnosed cancer patients are prescribed chemotherapy, they are understandably apprehensive. The word "chemotherapy" evokes images of very ill people suffering through their cancer...
If you or someone you care about has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, there will be questions. These may include: What should I eat? During any cancer therapy, remember these four diet...
Melanoma treatment is changing dramatically – and for the better. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of two new drugs, Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) and Mekinist® (trametinib), to...
Does Angelina Jolie have you thinking about genetic testing? Read this first.
UCLA is among the first medical centers in Southern California — and the only one in West Los Angeles — to offer a new breast imaging technology that improves breast cancer detection rates compared...