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February 2, 1998 | ALLISON COHEN
A Sherman Oaks resident and physician at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has won a $441,500 national award for breast cancer research. Dr. Richard Pietras, 50, said he will use the funds to focus on post-menopausal women, who represent about 75% of all breast cancer diagnoses in North America. Pietras said older women seem unconcerned about breast cancer since often the focus of awareness of the disease is directed at women in their 30s or 40s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1998 | ALLISON COHEN
A Sherman Oaks resident and physician at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has won a $441,500 national award for breast cancer research. Dr. Richard Pietras, 50, said he will use the funds to focus on post-menopausal women, who represent about 75% of all breast cancer diagnoses in North America. Pietras said older women seem unconcerned about breast cancer since often the focus of awareness of the disease is directed at women in their 30s or 40s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making it easier for cancer patients to receive treatment, a handful of Ventura County doctors today will begin new partnerships with UCLA's cancer center, plugging into a network of more than 300 specialists and speeding cutting-edge treatments to county residents. Selected physicians in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura and Oxnard will now have access to the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, a move that for the first time will allow patients to undergo the center's experimental cancer treatments without leaving the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making it easier for cancer patients to receive treatment, a handful of Ventura County doctors today will begin new partnerships with UCLA's cancer center, plugging into a network of more than 300 specialists and speeding cutting-edge treatments to county residents. Selected physicians in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura and Oxnard will now have access to the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, a move that for the first time will allow patients to undergo the center's experimental cancer treatments without leaving the county.
SCIENCE
July 9, 2008 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
Medical castration to treat localized prostate tumors does not prolong survival and its side effects far outweigh any potential benefit for most patients, researchers reported today. The technique, which involves using drugs to block the body's production of the male hormone androgen, is a powerful tool when used in conjunction with surgery or radiation for treating aggressive prostate tumors.
HEALTH
March 7, 2011 | By Karen Ravn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Two out of three adult Americans are at greater risk for getting cancer ? and for dying of it ? than they need to be. Not because of smog in their air or radon in their basements. Not because of tobacco in their cigarettes or mutations in their genes. No, the particular cancer risk shared by these 150 million or so Americans comes from having too many calories in their diet and too little exercise in their daily lives. In other words, from being overweight. Surprised?
NEWS
November 21, 1985
A Breast Cancer Center has been established at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, offering a team approach in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. "The team approach offers patients the expertise of physicians from several specialties and the convenience of that expertise in one location," said Dr. Armando Giuliano, associate professor of surgery-oncology and director of the center. "Previously, patients had to go to several locations to receive the same care."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1997
Art Linkletter will serve as master of ceremonies and Carol Channing, John and Bonnie Raitt and Maureen McGovern are among the entertainers scheduled for "Artists in Support of Cancer Research," a June 7 gala benefiting UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The black-tie event, which includes a silent auction of works by top contemporary artists, including Robert Graham, Laddie John Dill, Chuck Arnold, Ed Moses and Peter Alexander, begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $500.
HEALTH
June 2, 2008
Childhood cancer: In a May 26 article on survivors of childhood cancer, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas was referred to as director of the UCLA-Livestrong Survivorship Center of Excellence. She is associate director; the director is Dr. Patricia Ganz. The article said the UCLA-Livestrong center was in the Mattel Children's Hospital. It is part of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The same article said that a study of childhood cancer survivors that found a five to 10 times greater risk of heart disease in early adulthood (compared with healthy siblings)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2004 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
John Dreyfuss, a former architecture and design critic for the Los Angeles Times who also wrote features and covered higher education and the environment in a 27-year career with the paper, has died. He was 70. Dreyfuss, who served as director of planning and communications at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center after leaving The Times, died Saturday at UCLA Medical Center of complications from an appendectomy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1995
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new way to perform bone marrow transplants that can improve the odds of surviving multiple myeloma, a malignant blood disease that strikes 12,500 Americans each year, killing 10,000.
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