Jan 26, 2022
UCI and CSU Fullerton partner to advance cancer health disparities research with a focus on diversity and inclusion
With a grant of more than $1.1 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) have established a collaborative partnership focused on addressing cancer disparities of the highest need in Orange County.
Jan 21, 2021
UCI to build world-class hospital on Irvine campus
The hospital joins the previously approved UCI Health Center for Advanced Care to create the new UCI Medical Center Irvine-Newport, a full-service academic health complex that will bring a broad spectrum of the most advanced healthcare services to coastal and southern Orange County, including access to the hundreds of clinical trials underway at UCI Health. The medical center will connect with the UCI Health primary care network throughout Orange County, including its newest clinic in Newport Beach, creating the region’s only health system supported by one of the nation’s premier academic research institutions.
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UCI Health is pleased to announce a new gift from longtime UCI Health friends Ralph and Sue Stern. In recognition of the family’s latest gift and their lifetime giving of more than $12.5 million to UCI Health, a cancer clinic floor located in the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care building at the UCI Medical Center – Irvine will bear the names of Ralph and Sue Stern.
Professor of epidemiology Sora Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH, one of UCI’s two principal investigators (PIs) on the project, commented, “The City of Santa Ana’s investment shows their continued commitment to better understanding barriers to care and implementing real world strategies to improve the health and well-being of our county’s most vulnerable populations.”
From cutting-edge research for advancing precision medicine to an innovative new effort for improving public water infrastructure to increase conservation, University of California, Irvine scholars, scientists and physicians are blazing new paths to help change the world. And their impact keeps growing. In fiscal 2020-21, which ended June 30, UCI received the most research funding in campus history: $592 million in grants and contracts.
Dec 21, 2021
Virus-based sensor detects bladder cancer markers in urine
Researchers have made a virus-based biosensor that detects markers of bladder cancer in urine. Their goal is to make a dipstick that can quickly detect bladder cancer as part of routine urinalysis.
Oct 21, 2021
NPR Academic Minute - "Follow-Up Care for Young Adult Cancer Survivors"
On University of California, Irvine Week: Lifelong follow up care is critical for young cancer survivors. Joel Milam, professor of epidemiology, examines why. Joel Milam, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, Irvine's Program in Public Health. He also has an adjunct appointment at the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Milam's research focuses on young adult cancer survivorship, positive psychology, and HIV prevention/control. Dr. Milam's interest in cancer research led him to become the Co-Leader of the Cancer Control Program at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he facilitates research to identify and reduce cancer risk, and improve quality of life throughout the cancer care trajectory. Aside from teaching at UCI, Dr. Milam is a Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Center for Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research. The Center is an interdisciplinary collaborative, including affiliate faculty, trainees, and patient advocates at UCI and USC.
Fall 2020: UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter
Lifesaving Cancer Care Close to Home
Spring 2020: UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter
Fighting cancer on all fronts
Spring 2019: Innovations in Research Newsletter
This issue of Innovations in Research highlights our lung cancer research and clinical trials at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.