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2014

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OCT 09Ovarian cancer is so complex that patients need an expert in surgery and chemotherapy, UC Irvine gynecologic oncologist Dr. Leslie Randall says.
AUG 14The FDA approves bevacizumab to treat persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer, based on clinical trial led by UC Irvine Health gynecologic oncologist Dr. Krishnansu Tewari.
MAY 08UC Irvine Health 2014 "Healers & Heroes" gala attracts record $1.6 million in support for cancer research and patient care, including $530,000 for a breast cancer treatment device.
MAY 01Dr. Frank L. Meyskens: Oncology's Poet Laureate
APR 08Targeted drug therapy is the future of cancer treatment, UC Irvine cancer center director Dr. Richard Van Etten tells the OC Register.
MAR 25Bravo: Cutting their locks for cancer research
MAR 13UC Irvine researcher David Fruman discusses a new drug that shows promise in treating chronic leukemia and lymphoma in the New England Journal of Medicine.
MAR 12An experimental drug may help people with treatment-resistant leukemia and lymphoma without traditional chemotherapy, a UC Irvine study shows.
MAR 11Please read about the new technology that UC Irvine Health is currently implementing to provide forward-thinking big data strategies, that represent the future of healthcare
MAR 10Philanthropist says $5-million gift is intended to give more Orange County people with advanced-stage or treatment-resistant cancer access to early-phase clinical trials.
FEB 27UC Irvine Health hematology-oncology team again earns high-quality care recognition; Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center among nation's first to be re-certified.
FEB 25Compound in kava root shows promise in preventing bladder cancer, UC Irvine researcher Dr. Xaolin Zi finds.
FEB 20Sue and Ralph Stern give $5 million to UC Irvine Health to enhance cancer research at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
FEB 20Bevacizumab prolongs survival in advanced cervical cancer, a trial led by UC Irvine's Dr. Krishnansu Tewari shows.
JAN 30Peter Donovan and Marian Waterman awarded new CIRM grant
JAN 15"New Innovation in the AYA Cancer Movement": Part 3 of Huffington Post's talk with Dr. Leonard Sender, medical director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

2013

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DEC 16"Advances in the AYA Cancer Movement": Part 2 of Huffington Post's talk with Dr. Leonard Sender, medical director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
DEC 03"The Future of the AYA Cancer Movement": Part 1 of Huffington Post's talk with Dr. Leonard Sender, medical director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
NOV 18UC Irvine Health cancer specialists help 54-year-old non-smoker overcome throat cancer.
OCT 17Congratulations to cancer center member, Dr. Sai-Hong Ou, for the successful breakthrough therapy of a second generation ALK inhibitor drug called alectinib.
SEPT 06Cancer center researcher Weian Zhao awarded $567,000 for metastatic breast cancer studies.
AUG 29UC Irvine breast cancer specialist Dr. Alice Police is first in the nation to use MarginProbe® system, which aims to reduce repeat surgeries.
AUG 19Lari Wenzel, PhD, is awarded $1.9 million to develop an app to help ovarian cancer patients understand their options.
AUG 13Hair loss from radiation therapy is linked to treatment time of day, a new study led by Maksim Plikus, PhD, shows.
JUL 24Dr. Thomas Ahlering wins ICTS device grant award
JUL 22Richard Van Etten, MD, PhD, named new director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
JUL 16New published research by Dr. Charles Limoli: "Radiation Therapy Damages Neurons"
JUN 24Dr. Krishnansu Tewari on bevacizumab in advanced cervical cancer
JUN 04Bevacizumab significantly improves survival for patients with recurrent and metastatic cervical cancer
JUN 01Making breast cancer surgery more precise
MAY  30A message about cancer survivorship from Dr. Sheldon Greenfield
MAY 30Dr. Tom Ahlering advises on prostate surgery on "The Doctors"
MAY 23UC Irvine chemists devise inexpensive, accurate way to detect prostate cancer
MAY 22UC Irvine study may point to new treatments for liver diseases
MAY 21A study led by Maksim Plikus finds that the timing of cancer radiation therapy may minimize hair loss.
MAY 14Thanks to a UC Irvine research program, junior Bryan Xie is already co-author of a groundbreaking study
MAY 14UC awards 11 grants to improve care to surgery patients
MAY 14Prostate Biopsy Study
MAY 9Tenacity pays off for tissue engineer
APR 24A study by Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver finds a link between delays in surgical treatment for young adult breast cancer patients and decreased survival rates.
MAR 12A study by Dr. Robert Bristow finds flaws in ovarian cancer treatment.
MAR 01Dr. Leonard Sender comments on how cancer is represented in the movies.
FEB 28Dr. Arthur Lander is named the Donald Bren Professor of developmental and cell biology.
FEB 27Cancer center members are awarded Triumvirate Grants by School of Medicine Dean Ralph Clayman.
FEB 05Dr. Hung Fan explains what motivates him at the 'What Matters to Me and Why' forum.
JAN 30UC Irvine cancer center team finds a new target for treating a wide spectrum of cancers.
JAN 30Sixteen members of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are listed as Physicians of Excellence in the January 2013 issue of Orange Coast magazine.
JAN 25Chancellor's professor Pierre Baldi is named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.
JAN 25Gov. Jerry Brown appoints Dr. Ulrike Luderer to the state toxicant identification board.
JAN 25Dr. Sheldon Greenfield is named to a state committee charged with improving Medi-Cal performance.
JAN 22Circadian rhythms can be modified for potential treatment of disorders
JAN 10Dr. Jason Zell receives the National Cancer Institute's leadership award.
NOV 16Stem cells alleviate tumor treatment side effects

2012

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NOV 29Dr. Daniela Bota: "Fighting cancer with cancer"
NOV 01UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton researchers partner in pilot program targeting cancer health disparities.
OCT 16The cancer center invites you to read the latest issue of the CAncer REsearch newsletter
OCT 16Too young for cancer: forgotten generation
OCT 11UC Irvine garners $11.5 million in continued support of systems biology center
SEP 25Lari Wenzel named deputy director for mentoring
SEP 19Weian Zhao: Spying on cells in their native habitat to develop better tests and drugs
SEP 17UC Irvine researchers find cause of chemotherapy resistance in melanoma
SEP 12Dr. Krishnansu Tewari provides a published opinion piece on why the Supreme Court Ruling is a Major Victory for Women’s Health
SEP 04Announcing publication by Dr. Martin Jadus in the Journal of Immunotherapy
AUG 30Cancer center member Dr. Elliot Botvinick is the recipient of a new National Science Foundation award
AUG 29Modulating tissue temperature for high-resolution, in vivo fluorescence tomography
AUG 07Dr. Sheldon Greenfield named cancer center's interim director
AUG 03Sun safety tips from Dr. Anand Ganesan
AUG 01Stem cell researcher Weian Zhao tapped for prestigious TR35 list
AUG 01Drug combo better for common type of metastatic breast cancer, UC Irvine-led study finds
JUL 19Cuddly robots soothe patients in UC Irvine study
JUL 17Dr. Frank Meyskens named vice dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine
JUL 8Dr. Frank Meyskens has been named chair-elect of ASCO’s Cancer Prevention Committee
JUL 6UC Irvine doctors tapped to lead surgery societies
JUL 02Dr. Jason Zell's tips for healthy July 4th grilling
JUL 01New UC IRB Reliance Registry
JUN 13Dr. Chaitali Nangia joins the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
JUN 11Award recipients Marian Waterman and Jason Zell
MAY 25UC Irvine urologists disagree with new prostate screening guidelines
MAY 24Genomics High-Throughput Facility newsletter
MAY 23The skin disease -oriented team has launched
MAY 21As summer nears, UC Irvine’s Dr. Janellen Smith offers skin-saving advice
MAY 08Poor and African American women die of ovarian cancer at higher rates than women who have access to quality care, a UC Irvine study shows.
MAY 05Oswald Steward named senior associate dean of research
MAY 012011 Clinical Research Education Awareness Week summary
APR 15The colon disease-oriented team has launched
APR 04Women's disease-oriented team launches
MAR 18UC Irvine Healthcare promotes colorectal cancer awareness
MAR 02Hematology-oncology specialists Dr. Ani Balmanoukian and Dr. Andre Jung join the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
MAR 01Transgenic Mouse Facility news
FEB 01Cancer center main entrance temporary closure
JAN 30Sweat, tears lead to breakthrough: Commitment to service fuels innovative research into early cancer detection

2011

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DEC 15UC Irvine neurosurgeon Mark E. Linskey directs first-ever course on clinical trials for brain tumors at National Society of Neuro-Oncology meeting.
DEC 07Combining the drug fulvestrant with anastrozole extends survival for women with hormone-receptive metastatic breast cancer, says UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Rita Mehta.
DEC 07UC Irvine oncologist Dr. John Fruehauf tells the OC Register that all his prostate cancer patients were diagnosed based on rising PSA levels on blood tests.
NOV 29The new Ablative Oncology Center website has launched
OCT 28Dr. Frank Meyskens: Cancer Research on Life Support
OCT 04Dr. Robert Bristow: Like father, like son
SEP 30Dr. Ronnie Amaro among those honored as outstanding early career scientist by President Obama
SEP 27Dr. Michael Stamos to lead colon and rectal surgery board
SEP  21Artist brushes past ovarian cancer
SEP 15Dr. Michael Berman to become Chair of Clinical Research Advisory Council
SEP 14Dr. Violet Shen is the new CRO director
AUG  25On behalf of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program, Dr. Mark Linskey and Dr. Daniela Bota receive $250,000
AUG 03Orange County Register: Researchers Daniela Bota and Mark Linskey offer potential new weapon in war on 'chemobrain'
JULY 29UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized as one of the Nation's top 50 hospitals.
JULY 18Dr. Charles Limoli: Stem cells restore cognitive abilities impaired by brain cancer treatment
JULY 11Dr. Stephen Feig: Study shows long-term benefits of mammography
JULY 11Dr. Michael Stamos Appointed Chair of the Department of Surgery
JULY 11Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi Made External Member of Max Planck Society
JULY 06Dr. Anand Ganesan talks about Melanoma, its causes, steps to take to prevent it and his research (a video interview)
MAY 25Dr. Michael Lilly to initiate new Phase I/II Prostate Cancer Investigator-Sponsored Trial
MAY 11Hyundai Motor America donates $10 million for pediatric cancer research to Dr. Leonard Sender
MAY 04Dr. Leonard Sender launches a new journal on Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer
APR 18Dr. Robert Bristow: Blazing a Trail in Robotic Surgery
APR 13Dr. Thomas Ahlering: Robots Redefine Cancer Surgery
APR 07UC Irvine's Breast Health Center Receives Top Accreditation
APR 04AACR Press Release: Dr. Edward Nelson; Chronic Stress of Cancer Causes Accelerated Telomere Shortening
APR 02AACR Press Release: Dr. Dan Mercola; New Tool Allows for Alternate Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
MAR 29UC Irvine melanoma specialist Dr. Janellen Smith says the newly FDA-approved drug Yervoy pushes the body's immune system to attack skin tumors.
MAR 14Dr. Leonard Sender: Trailblazers in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
MAR 01Dr. Bang H. Hoang recognized for developing novel cancer treatments
FEB 23A $13-million renovation project is transforming the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
FEB 10Todd Spitzer defeats vocal cord cancer with the help of UC Irvine Healthcare specialists

2010

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DEC 06Tom Fox is looking forward to college and a career after UC Irvine neuro-oncologists helped him battle brain cancer.
DEC 01UC Irvine non-small cell lung cancer study highlights advances in targeted drug therapy.
NOV 23Finding the ‘fingerprints’ of prostate cancer: Dr. Dan Mercola’s genetic biomarker tests enable earlier detection and more effective treatment
NOV 18Preventing Colon Cancer: Dr Frank Meyskens speaks to International Innovation about the development of a revolutionary therapeutic prevention for colorectal cancer, and the encouraging results of associated trials thus far
NOV 09Dr. Leonard Sender, director of clinical oncology services at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, tells the Wall Street Journal about young-adult cancer patients' special needs.
OCT 28Non-small cell lung cancer patients saw their tumors stabilize or shrink in clinical trials, UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Ignatius Ou and colleagues report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
OCT 01Comprehensive Cancer Program Receives Accreditation from Commission on Cancer
SEP 27Alarmed by a growth on her ovary, a soccer-playing mom makes a game plan
SEP 27Tom Fox is looking forward to college and a career after UC Irvine neuro-oncologists helped him battle brain cancer
SEP 21UC Irvine Healthcare's highly trained gynecologic cancer specialists are using the surgical robot and advanced treatments in the battle against ovarian and other reproductive cancers, boosting women's recovery and survival rates.
SEP 17Visualizing Victory over Breast Cancer: Dual-energy mammography is the latest imaging technique pioneered by UCI researchers to battle the deadly disease
AUG 2Robots redefining cancer surgery
JUL 22Dr. Rita Mehta's research has led to more effective breast cancer treatments, with lifesaving results.
JUL 22UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is first in California to win certification for high-quality patient care from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
JUL 09Grand opening slated for the Queen of Hearts Foundation Ovarian Cancer Research Laboratory
JUL 6Overcoming ovarian cancer
JUN 16It's "too early" to say whether cell-phone use causes tumors to the head or body, UC Irvine neuro-oncologist Dr. Daniela Bota tells the Orange County Register.
JUN 04UC Irvine study finds high survival rates among breast cancer patients given chemotherapy drug trastuzumab before surgery.
MAY 21Curing thyroid cancer with new, minimally invasive robotic surgery
MAY 13Dr. Leslie M. Randall, gynecologic oncologist at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, to lead May 22 symposium on advances in ovarian cancer
APR 29Saving your skin. UCI’s new pigmented lesion program monitors people at high risk of dermatological cancer.
APR 27Taking Aim at Gynecologic Cancer: New techniques and therapies give hope to women.
APR 16Warming the heart
MAR 09From breast cancer patient to bride-to-be
FEB 18Grateful to be back on the job
JAN 04A handheld laser scanner developed by UC Irvine researchers improves the detection and treatment of breast cancer.

2009

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OCT 01UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center joins UC colleagues to begin screening as many as 400,000 California women for breast cancer.
JUL 27The National Cancer Institute renews UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's designation for excellence in oncology treatment and research.
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