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Cancer Center Quarterly Newsletters

CAncer REsearch is the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s quarterly newsletter for cancer center members, colleagues and patients to learn about our latest advances in cancer care and research.


4th Quarter 

  • Message from the Director: Looking forward
  • Feature Story: 2013 Scientific Retreat 
  • Clinical Trial Spotlight: A Phase 2, Single-Arm Study of Pazopanib and Paclitaxel as First-Line Treatment for Subjects with Unresectable Stage III and Stage IV Melanoma (Appendix T)
  • Cancer Center Member Spotlight: Edward Nelson, MD

3rd Quarter

  • Feature story: Welcome to Dr. Richard Van Etten, new director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Clinical trial spotlight: Pilot study comparing the pharmacokinetics of sorafenib in the Asian-American population vs. non-Asian population in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (UCI-10-13)
  • Cancer center member spotlight: Marian L. Waterman, PhD

2nd Quarter

  • Feature story: UC Irvine chemists devise inexpensive, accurate way to detect prostate cancer
  • Clinical trial spotlight: Pilot study on in-vivo non-invasive skin imaging using multi-photon microscopy (UCI-13-13)
  • Cancer center member spotlight: Leslie M. Randall, MD

1st Quarter  

  • Feature story: Mutant protein may be target for cancer-fighting drugs
  • Clinical trial spotlight: Predicting pathological response within the first week of neoadjuvant chemotherapy using functional parameters measured with Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging (DOSI) (UCI-10-39)
  • Cancer center member spotlight: Dominik Wodarz, DPhil