Translate
Translate this website into the following languages:



Close Tab
Donations
UC San Diego Health
menu iconMenu
search iconSearch

Patient, Caregiver and Staff Stories

Susan Rooney

After surgery and chemotherapy proved ineffective for her brain tumor, Susan Rooney joined a clinical trial testing a new drug – one of several leading edge therapies offered at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. Read her story.

Andrea Procko

Andrea was in the right place after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis at age 31. Her care team identified her a good candidate for a unique clinical trial, a personalized therapy that ultimately shrunk her tumor. Read her story.

Chris Kerwin

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a dad and athlete wasn't sure if he would make it to Thanksgiving. Now, after working with Dr. Paul Fanta and Dr. Andrew Lowy, he is back to being active and spending quality time with his family.

Armondo Lopez

Despite several negative biopsies for prostate cancer, Armondo Lopez’s PSA blood levels kept rising. His doctor, J. Kellogg Parsons, suggested an MRI-guided biopsy. The new technology helped locate an aggressive prostate cancer while it was still completely curable.

Kay Mueller

Kay Mueller had a routine breast exam, Pap smear, and colonoscopy when she turned 50, never expecting that anything could be wrong—let alone a diagnosis of Stage 3 rectal cancer. Follow Kay through her treatment and surgery with Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy.

Our bimonthly newsletter delivers healthy lifestyle tips, patient stories and research discovery news. Subscribe: