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Research Programs

Research at UC Irvine is organized into four research programs that provide an interactive and collaborative infrastructure for cancer discovery, clinical investigation including early phase and investigator-initiated trials, and population-based cancer research. The membership is highly interdisciplinary, representing more than 32 departments across six schools at UC Irvine, including the schools of Medicine, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Information & Computer Science, Engineering and Business.

CFCCC Research Programs

Molecular Diagnostics & Therapeutics

The Molecular Diagnostics & Therapeutics (MDT) brings UC Irvine’s considerable strengths in synthetic chemistry, structural biology, analytical chemistry and related areas to bear on anti-cancer research.

Onco-Imaging & Biotechnology

The Onco-Imaging & Biotechnology (OIB) integrates basic scientists with technologists and clinicians to develop and assess quantitative systems and technologies that improve detection, clinical management, and quality of life for cancer patients.

Systems, Pathways & Targets

The Systems, Pathways & Targets (SPT) integrates traditional cancer biology experimentalists with members who have expertise in the systems biology of cancer to study the fundamental biology of individual cancer cells as well as the interactions among cells in the tumor environment and metastatic sites.

Cancer Control

The Cancer Control (CC) fosters and facilitates research designed to identify and reduce cancer risk, and improve cancer outcomes and quality of life throughout the cancer care trajectory.