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About the Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research in Honor of H. H. Chao

The Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research was established in 1999 with a gift from Allen Chao and his wife Lee-Hwa Chao. The Chao family has been generous contributors to UC Irvine and the Cancer Center over the years, with three generations of Chaos giving nearly $30 million to the campus. The cancer center is named in the family's honor.

The lecture series is named in honor of the Chao family patriarch, the late H. H. Chao and provides a forum to share and discuss topics related to cancer research, prevention and treatment. Each year the lectureship hosts an internationally renowned leader in cancer research, who delivers a technical colloquium in addition to a public lecture. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Past Chao Lectures

1999

Robert Weinberg, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2000

Craig V. Jordan, PhD, DSC

Northwestern University Medical School

2001

Janet Rowley, MD

The University of Chicago

2002

Michael E. Phelps, MD

University of California, Los Angeles

2003

Andrew C. Von Eschenbach, MD

National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health

2004

Mina J. Bissell, PhD

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2005

Peter M. Howley, PhD

Harvard Medical School

2006

Brian Druker, MD

Oregon Health and Science University

2007

Irving L. Weissman, MD

Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center

2008

Alfred Knudson, MD, PhD

Fox Chase Cancer Center

2009

Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD

The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

2010

Harald zur Hausen, MD

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center)

2011

Daniel V. Von Hoff, MD, FACP

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

2012

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center

2013

Ronald M. Evans, PhD The Salk Institute

2015

David Baltimore, PhD California Institute of Technology

2016

Atul Butte, MD, PhD University of California, San Francisco

2018

Douglas Lowy, MD National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health
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