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Education and Training Programs Across the Continuum

The UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's mission is to discover, teach and heal within the broad discipline of cancer medicine.

High School Programs

These programs, California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, Youth Science Fellowship Program, and our Summer Surgical Program, provide high school students with exposure to the field of cancer research and cancer clinical care. Students are provided with an opportunity for bench work, lectureship and participation in various disciplines.

Undergraduate Program

For undergraduate students interested in joining like-minded peers on supporting cancer research, please visit Colleges Against Cancer, a student-run organization working to reduce the cancer burden in our community.

Chao Lectureship

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 lecture series 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.

Premed students

Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral and Clinical Fellow Programs

Throughout the UCI campus there are programs to support graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows in their cancer career journey. These programs provide education, mentorship and training to support the next generation of cancer researchers.

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Faculty and Healthcare Professionals Programs

To provide a foundation for ongoing progress against cancer, the following programs - Grant Bootcamp, Intramural Bridge Funding and Continued Medical Education - are available to support faculty and clinicians at UCI.