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Key mutation in melanoma suppresses immune system

March 07, 2017

University of California, Irvine researchers have identified a specific mutation that allows melanoma tumor cells to remain undetected by the immune system. The finding may lead to the development of better immunotherapies and more effective methods to identify patients that would respond to these new therapies.

Mini Med School for You

March 06, 2017

Healthcare is changing rapidly, and UC Irvine Health experts want to keep you informed of the latest developments and advances that could impact your well-being. A lecture and discussion series entitled Mini Med School 101 will kick off in March to present Orange County residents with the latest news in medical science.

UC Irvine Health recognizes National Vitiligo Day to raise awareness of skin condition

June 20, 2016

UC Irvine Health recognizes June 25 as National Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) Day to help raise awareness of a condition that causes the skin to lose its normal pigment, resulting in white patches, especially on the face, hands and feet. Caused by an abnormality of the immune system, vitiligo affects up to 4 percent of the population, or about 70 million people, worldwide.

UC Irvine Health dermatology expert to discuss the latest innovations in aesthetic medicine

Christopher Zachary
February 03, 2016

Dermatology expert Dr. Christopher Zachary, professor and chair, UC Irvine School of Medicine's Department of Dermatology, will discuss the latest advances in in skin rejuvenation, hair removal, body contouring and other procedures that help maintain a youthful appearance. He will share his expert insights at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the Newport Beach Central Library.

All sunscreens are not created equal

July 27, 2015
Shopping for sunscreen is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat.

New UC Irvine Health specialty center opens in Tustin

April 15, 2015

UC Irvine Health has opened an office in Tustin that includes specialists in dermatology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and digestive disease care, neurology, podiatry, pain management, rheumatology and obstetrics and gynecology. The center plans to expand it services this summer with additional specialists.

UC Irvine scientists find psoriasis healing mechanism

October 27, 2014
A UC Irvine-led study reveals the underlying genetic factors that help repair skin lesions caused by psoriasis, which could result in new methods of controlling the lingering condition.

Hot tips to keep kids safe around bonfires and campfires

June 26, 2014

Beach bonfires, a summer tradition in Southern California, are fun but can suddenly turn dangerous. The UC Irvine Health Regional Burn Center offers dos and don'ts to reduce the risk of fire pit burn injuries to children and adults.

Do you need the shingles vaccine?

Middle-aged couple in a pool
June 19, 2014

The risk of getting shingles increases with age, and the pain associated with the rash can be very severe. If you’re over 60, there’s a good chance you should get the shingles vaccine. For more information about the shingles vaccine, contact Senior Health Services at UC Irvine Health, 714-456-7007. 

Proper use of sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer

May 23, 2014

UC Irvine Health expert offer tips about the most effective way to use sunscreen to reduce your chances of getting skin cancer. UC Irvine Health wants to improve your chances of living a long and skin-cancer free life.

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