Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Message from Dr. Frank L. Meyskens, Director

The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the activation of one of its four disease oriented teams (DOTs), the Colon Cancer DOT. DOTs set out to bring together the collective expertise of basic, translational and clinical researchers for the prevention and treatment of cancer. They are multidisciplinary teams that focus on addressing the wide spectrum of activities that involve patients with a particular type of cancer. Their work extends from fundamental research to risk identification, clinical research and clinical trials available to the community. DOTs also focus on outreach programs that promote prevention and early detection interventions.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and I invite you to join this exciting collaborative opportunity to advance the treatment and prevention of colon cancer. Members of the Colon Cancer DOT include physicians and scientists from the UC Irvine Schools of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering. I invite you to read more about the Colon Cancer DOT's purpose, leadership and membership here.
If you are interested in joining this exciting collaborative opportunity, please contact one of the following team leaders below:

You may also contact the Colon Cancer DOT administrative leader: Janis DeJohn (

Best regards,

Frank Meyskens

Frank L. Meyskens, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
The Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Endowed Chair
Professor of Medicine, Biological Chemistry and Public Health Director
Chao Family/NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Irvine
Tel: 714.456.6310 Fax: 714.456.2240