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May 03, 2021
UCI students employ photovoice technique to document reality in O.C.’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community during pandemic
The students recently showcased their work in a virtual exhibition titled “Through Our Eyes, Hear Our Stories.” The final product was the result of half a year of work and campuswide collaboration among the School of Humanities, the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCI Libraries, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and six local nonprofit organizations.
Apr 29, 2021
Metastatic breast cancer patient benefits from clinical trial research
Alberta Bustamante came to UCI Health in a wheelchair. The metastatic breast cancer patient is walking again thanks to an early-phase clinical trial funded by a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant to boost enrollment of racial and ethnic minorities in such research.
Apr 21, 2021
Not all Asian Americans are being vaccinated at high rates. A Chinatown clinic shows why
When the vaccines became available, she and fellow community leaders — including Jack Cheng, director of operations of the Chinatown Service Center, which has medical clinics in Chinatown and San Gabriel, and Cevadne Lee, a director of community outreach and engagement at UC Irvine’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center who works on Asian American health equity efforts in L.A. and Orange counties — quickly realized there were efforts in place by the government to target Latino, Black and Native American communities.
Kay Family Foundation gives $1.3 million to UCI Center for Healthspan Sciences
Elim Kay, president of the Kay Family Foundation, said: “Dr. Mahtab Jafari’s cutting-edge healthspan program is the ideal setting to collaborate on developing the unique health coaching program. We look forward to the outcome of this program so that patients – more specifically, patients with cancer – can benefit from it.”
Mar 17, 2021
Find out how metabolomics-based approaches are revealing tumor microenvironment secrets
In this article, we speak with Dr. Chris Halbrook, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at University of California, Irvine (UCI) and speaker at the SelectScience® Virtual Cancer and Immunology Research Summit in May 2021, about his work to identify mechanisms through LC/MS metabolomics-based approaches to help manage pancreatic cancer pathogenesis and ultimately improve patient welfare.
Feb 16, 2021
Radioactive bone cement found to be safer in treating spinal tumors
Lead researcher Joyce Keyak, UCI professor of radiological sciences, presented the results at the 2021 annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, which was held virtually Feb. 12-16. Cancers that begin in the breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, kidney and other locations can spread to and erode bones, most commonly in the spine. Further complicating matters, normal radiation treatments for this problem can threaten the spinal cord and weaken the bones already compromised by the tumor’s erosion, increasing the risk of fracture.
Feb 02, 2021
Heart disease, cancer and COVID-19: Orange County’s leading causes of death in 2020
For all the ways life in Orange County changed last year, many deaths were morbidly predictable: Heart disease and cancer, like years past, were the first and second leading killer diseases in 2020.
Jan 27, 2021
New study points to better diagnostics for cancer
A new University of California, Irvine-led study finds a new method for identifying biomarkers may aid in early cancer diagnosis. The study focused on lung cancer, however the Cell Heterogeneity-Adjusted cLonal Methylation (CHALM) method has been tested on aging and Alzheimer’s diseases as well and is expected to be effective for studying other diseases.
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.
Jan 15, 2021
Virtual town hall addresses COVID-19 vaccine concerns in O.C.’s Asian American community
The OC Asian Pacific Islander Taskforce, along with the healthcare agency and UCI Cancer Center, hosted the town hall to address concerns in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community about vaccine side effects and distribution plans.