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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.

Colon and rectal cancers rising in young people

February 28, 2017

IN THE NEWS: A New York Times report about the rising incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults featured UC Irvine Health oncologist Dr. Jason Zell.

Anti-Cancer Challenge to raise funds for research

February 22, 2017

The Anti-Cancer Challenge Cycle and Run for Cures will benefit lifesaving research at the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The inaugural event weekend will take place June 10 and 11, 2017 at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

UC Irvine prostate cancer project awarded $1.2 million by precision medicine initiative

November 15, 2016

UC Irvine health policy researchers have been awarded $1.2 million by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to develop more effective ways for prostate cancer patients and their physicians to customize treatment.

Leading cancer group again recognizes excellence in UC Irvine Health oncology services

October 26, 2016

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has recognized the UC Irvine Health Division of Hematology-Oncology for its high-quality cancer care. The ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative assures patients that an outpatient oncology practice meets the highest standards of cancer care.

Philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern honored as 2016 UC Irvine Health Heroes

Philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern are honored as 2016 UC Irvine Health Heroes.
October 03, 2016

Orange County philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern were awarded UC Irvine Health’s highest honor, the 2016 UC Irvine Health Hero Awardn, in recognition of their transformational impact on healthcare in the community. 

Rising to the challenge

tomarailivewellsummer2016
August 15, 2016

Tom Arai has always lived an active, healthy life, but that changed very quickly once he learned he had pancreatic cancer.

UC Irvine Health receives renewal as Orange County’s only federally-designated comprehensive cancer center

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine
August 04, 2016

The National Cancer Institute has renewed the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center designation as a comprehensive cancer center and bestowed an “excellent” rating in its scientific review of the center’s capabilities. The distinction is the highest in the center’s 24 years as an NCI-designated cancer center. It is one of only 47 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only one in Orange County.

On the other side of the bed

Debi Boyle, RN
June 16, 2016
In her 45 years of nursing, Debi Boyle, RN, has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. But it was her personal experiences with cancer that changed her.
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