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UCLA Health ALHAMBRA • Hematology/Oncology MANHATTAN BEACH • Radiology PASADENA • Hematology/Oncology PORTER RANCH • Cardiology • Hematololgy/Oncology SANTA MONICA UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital • Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA • UCLA Rape Treatment Center • Cardiology • Obstetrics/Gynecology • Clinical Lab • Ophthalmology • Dermatology • Orthopaedics • East-West Medicine • Pain Management • Endocrinology • Pulmonary-Critical Medicine • Gastroenterology • Radiology • General Surgery and • Rehab Services Vascular Surgery • Hematology/Oncology • Rheumatology • Interventional • Spine Center Radiology • Thoracic Surgery • Neurology • Urology • Nuclear Medicine • • UCLA Clinical Updates Learn about the Latest Advances from UCLA Prostate Cancer Patient Navigator A UCLA study found that multiparametric MRI can accurately predict prostate-cancer aggressiveness 95 percent of the time compared to 70 percent accuracy for standard screening techniques. The UCLA Breast Center at Santa Monica is one of only a handful in the nation that employ a patient navigator who serves as the patient’s single point of contact for the healthcare team. UCLA experts have introduced refinements to targeted biopsy of prostate cancer, greatly improving the ability to distinguish men who should have treatment from those who could defer. Donor Lungs SIMI VALLEY • Radiation Oncology Helical TomoTherapy is an advanced radiation oncology technology that can ease treatment regimens for patients. It reduces costs and may yield better cancer control for some. Uncontrolled Seizures A number of modern treatments are now available for uncontrolled seizures, including improved medical management, vagus-nerve stimulation and a variety of surgical options. An experimental transportation device that keeps donor lungs warm and “breathing” — rather than cooled on ice — is being studied at UCLA among a few other centers. Endometrial Cancer Endometrial cancer care at UCLA is part of an environment of innovation, where the latest therapies are offered while new techniques are developed and tested to further improve patient outcomes. Endocrinology • Pulmonology VALENCIA • Hematology/Oncology WEST LOS ANGELES • CARE Center WESTLAKE VILLAGE/THOUSAND OAKS Cardiology Dermatology • Digestive Diseases East-West Medicine Endocrinology • Hematology/Oncology • • • • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA • Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital • Jules Stein Eye Institute • UCLA Medical Plaza Specialty Offices • Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center • PRIMARY CARE OFFICES Exome Sequencing Technology 1-800-UCLA-888 (1-800-825-2888) • • Two new 3-D imaging technologies facilitate catheter-based minimally invasive cardiac interventions on patients who previously would have required surgery. UCLAHEALTH.ORG TORRANCE WESTWOOD Cardiac Interventions The UCLA Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Clinic is one of a few centers in the nation that offers advanced exome sequencing technology to children who may have a genetic predisposition to cancer. Hematology/Oncology To download these and other clinical advances at UCLA Health, go to: uclahealth.org/clinicalupdates (Brentwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Porter Ranch, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, West Los Angeles, Westlake Village and Westwood) • • Family Medicine Internal Medicine • • Geriatric Medicine Pediatrics