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Dr. Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou and his patient, Allen Fremont, whose

Targeting lung cancer

After more than a decade of work helping patients like Allen Fremont, Dr. Sai-hong Ignatius Ou has gained FDA approval for a drug treatment that targets mutations of non-small cell lung cancers.


James R. Green, brain cancer survivor and UC Irvine Health patient

A barrage against brain tumors

Brain cancer patient James Green sees a future for himself because of leading-edge surgery and innovative vaccines he received at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Cancer in the crosshairs

Targeted treatment in a UC Irvine clinical trial led by Dr. Ignatius Ou has rendered Jackie Raser’s lung tumor dormant and vastly improved her quality of life.


Ralph and Sue Stern, Orange County philanthropists

Philanthropists give $5 million for UC Irvine cancer research

Orange County philanthropists fund creation of the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Clinical Trials and Research at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.


UC Irvine nurse practitioner Karen Sommers has devoted her nearly 30-year career to caring for patients with leukemia.

Leukemia patients feel her caring touch

UC Irvine Healthcare nurse practitioner Karen Sommers devotes herself to caring for leukemia patients at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Bone cancer survivor Lan Zentil takes a break from paddle boarding with her husband and two children.

Standing up to bone cancer

Avid paddle boarder Lan Zentil, who had a rare bone cancer removed from her shoulder by UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center specialists, is fully recovered and back on the waves.


A new appreciation for life

Lymphoma nearly stopped him in his tracks

Cancer was the last thing on Angelo Giuliano’s mind when the high-energy entrepreneur experienced spells of extreme fatigue in early 2009.

A nurse with UC Irvine's ovarian cancer team monitors a patient.

Targeting hidden ovarian cancer cells

HIPEC, a procedure that bathes the abdomen with heated chemotherapy drugs after ovarian cancer surgery, helps prevent any remaining cancer cells from spreading, say UC Irvine gynecologic oncologists.


Young adult cancer patient Binh Phan

Breast cancer survivor walks down the aisle

Young adult cancer patient Binh Phan celebrated the wedding of her dreams thanks to the care she received from Dr. Leonard Sender and the medical team at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Breast scanner

Beyond mammography

UC Irvine researchers develop a laser scanner that can distinguish malignant from benign breast tumors without biopsy.

Tom Fox is looking forward to college and a career after UC Irvine neuro-oncologists helped him battle brain cancer.

Scaling new heights

Tom Fox is looking forward to college and a career after UC Irvine neuro-oncologists helped him battle brain cancer.

Billy Pine

Still making waves

Two-time cancer survivor Billy Pine is proud to say he has never missed a day of swimming since being treated for two bouts of cancer at UC Irvine Medical Center.

UC Irvine gynecologic oncologist Dr. Robert Bristow followed his trail-blazing father into medicine

Like father, like son

Doctor whose dad was the AMA’s first black president is also a trailblazer - in gynecologic surgery.

UC Irvine scientist's study of non-small cell lung cancer highlights advances in targeted drug therapy.

Taking aim at deadliest cancer

UC Irvine scientist's study of non-small cell lung cancer highlights advances in targeted drug therapy.

UC Irvine's gynecologic oncology group forges treatment breakthrough

Overcoming ovarian cancer

UC Irvine's gynecologic oncology group forges treatment breakthrough.

Xiaolin Zi gauges effects of naturally occurring compounds on bladder and prostate cancers

The superfood quest

Xiaolin Zi gauges effects of naturally occurring compounds on bladder and prostate cancers.

Transplantation restores cognitive abilities in rats after radiotherapy, study finds

Stem cells alleviate tumor treatment side effects

Transplantation restores cognitive abilities in rats after radiotherapy, study finds.

Dr. Krishnansu S. Tewari leads research trials on a drug that may starve cervical cancer cells.

Taking aim at gynecologic cancer

Robotic surgery, leading-edge research and a world-class multidisciplinary approach to meeting each patient's needs are hallmarks of the Gynecologic Oncology Program at UC Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

With summer under way, UC Irvine dermatologist Janellen Smith offers some skin-saving advice

Dark side of the sun

With summer under way, UC Irvine dermatologist Janellen Smith offers some skin-saving advice.

New integrative oncology program advocates complementary approach to cancer prevention and care

Bridging mainstream and alternative medicine

New integrative oncology program advocates complementary approach to cancer prevention, care.

Fighting for their lives

Fighting for their lives

Dr. Leonard Sender is a leading advocate for young adults with cancer.

Chemotherapy researchers

Precision assault on cancer

UC Irvine researchers develop more precise approach to delivery of chemotherapy drugs.
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