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Fewer Deaths, Complications with Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery

April 6, 2012 - UCLA Newsroom
With technological advancements opening the door to less invasive medical procedures, robotic-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Read more »


Advancing Patient-Centered Care at the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology

Fall 2011 - Physicians Update
People diagnosed with urologic cancers must often go from office to office to receive treatment and advice from specialists ranging from medical and radiation oncologists to surgeons. It is a process that may cause unnecessary anxiety and confusion for patients, says Arie Belldegrun, MD, director of the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology, chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology and surgical director of the UCLA Kidney Cancer ProgramRead More »


Ultrasound/MRI Biopsy Enhance Treatment for Prostate Tumors

Fall 2011 - Physicians Update
Unlike most other cancers, prostate tumors are often not lethal and may never require treatment. With active surveillance, patients who have non-aggressive tumors can be spared the pain, risks and side effects of surgery or radiation therapy. The problem has been finding reliable ways of predicting which patients need treatment and which ones can simply be monitored. Read more »


CBS Evening News Spotlights Bladder-Cancer Care

July 29, 2011
Dr. Karim Chamie, a postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Urologic Oncology was interviewed on the CBS Evening News about his research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.  He showed that most patients with high-grade, non-invasive bladder cancer do not receive the guideline-recommended care that would best protect them from a recurrence. Read more »


New Experimental Test for Prostate Cancer More Sensitive, Specific than PSA Test

By Kim Irwin May, 2011
A new test for prostate cancer that measures levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as well as six specific antibodies found in the blood of men with the disease is more sensitive and more specific than the conventional PSA test used today, according to a study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The new test, called the AA+PSA assay, also reduced the rate of false positives, tests that indicate the presence of cancer when no disease is actually present, said senior study author Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology and a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher. "This is a very promising new approach," Zeng said. "Instead of using just one parameter, PSA, to test for prostate cancer, we use multiple parameters that can be measured in a single reaction."
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Program Providing Care to Uninsured Prostate Cancer Patients Receives $9.3 Million from State A California program

March 10, 2011
Program Providing Care to Uninsured Prostate Cancer Patients Receives $9.3 Million from State A California program that provides treatment to low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer who have no other way to get health care has received a three-year state contract for $9.3 million that will allow for hundreds of additional patients to be treated.


UCLA Breaks Ground on Edie and Lew Wasserman Building

October 14, 2010
UCLA broke ground October 14, 2010 on construction of the new Edie and Lew Wasserman Building, a $115.6 million project designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects. Three floors of the six-story, 100,000-square-foot project will be dedicated to the patient care and research programs of the Jules Stein Eye Institute.  The remaining space will be occupied by the David Geffen School of Medicine's Institute of Urologic Oncology and neurosurgery department. Read press release »

Artist's rendering of the new Edie and Lew Wasserman Building at UCLA. Scheduled to officially open in March 2014.   UCLA broke ground on the new Edie and Lew Wasserman Building at UCLA. Scheduled to officially open in March 2014.
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UCLA Medicine Magazine - New Building, New Hope

Fall 2010
The Edie and Lew Wasserman Building, will unite and expand the campus's existing surgical facilities and allow for the growth of research and programs aimed at restoring and preserving eyesight. The building will also be occupied by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA's neurosurgery department and its Institute of Urologic Oncology. Read more »


Daily Bruin

May 26, 2010
New Edie and Lew Wasserman Building to revamp facilities of Stein Plaza, housing Jules Stein Eye Institute and two departments of the David Geffen School of Medicine. Read more »


UCLA Newsroom - Campus plans world's leading eye research and patient-care facility

May 24, 2010
Edie and Lew Wasserman Building will transform Jules Stein Eye Institute and also house neurosurgery and urologic oncology departments. Read more »


UC Health - Eye Facility Plans

May 24, 2010
UCLA Urologists Receive Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Awards.  Dr. David S. Finley (far left), clinical instructor, and Dr. Isla Garraway, assistant professor, both in the UCLA Department of Urology, received Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Young Investigator Awards for their innovative research. Read more »


Pre-op MRI May Prevent ED After Prostate Surgery

May 7, 2010
Imaging Helps Surgeons Decide If Nerves Can Be Safely Spared During Surgery for Prostate Cancer. "The use of imaging can help a surgeon make a better clinical decision about what he or she does during surgery," says Robert Reiter, MD, Bing Professor of Urology and director of the prostate cancer program at UCLA. 


UCLA Vital Signs - UCLA launches Institute of Urologic Oncology

June 17, 2009
UCLA's new Institute of Urologic Oncology brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists and physicians to develop leading-edge therapies for the treatment of prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers. Read more »


Daily Bruin, New oncology unit launched

March 5, 2009 
Institute will provide access to various specialists, giving patients convenient, strengthened care.  Plans are currently being finalized for a new facility for the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology, focusing on the development of new treatments for urologic cancers. Read More »


UCLA Newsroom, UCLA launches new Institute of Urologic Oncology

March 3, 2009
UCLA has launched a first-of-its-kind, patient-centered institute dedicated to developing leading-edge therapies for the treatment of kidney, bladder, testicular and prostate cancers.  Read more »


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