Pediatric and Adolescent Survivorship Clinic at UCLA

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UCLA Life After Cancer Clinic Patient

Today, nearly 75 percent of all children with cancer have a chance of surviving five years and beyond thanks to remarkable advances in treatments. The dramatic growth in survivorship has created a community that may face unique health and psychological challenges as they age, referred to as the “late effects” of the disease and its treatment.

The most common late effects include:

  • Cardiac problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Growth and fertility issues
  • Psychological dysfunction
  • Second malignancies

The Pediatric and Adolescent Survivorship Clinic at UCLA was created to address the medical and quality-of-life issues of childhood cancer survivors through a comprehensive health evaluation, a psychosocial assessment and targeted specialty referrals. The program also helps survivors with educational, vocational and insurance coverage challenges.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

La Vette Bowles, F.N.P
(310) 825-6708
Contact via email

Jacqueline Casillas, M.D.
(310) 825-6708
Contact via email

Meet the Team

Jacqueline Casillas, M.D.
Clinic Director
Pediatric Oncologist

La Vette Bowles, F.N.P.
Nurse Practitioner

Patricia Kerrigan, Ph.D.
Education Specialist

Harvey Chiu, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Dan Dumesic
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Nancy Halnon, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist

Marla Knoll, M.S.W.
Social Worker, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology