Cancer

Woman about to get a scan

Research to focus on small molecule that can help fight breast cancer

The goal is to bring to the clinic a novel compound to selectively destroy breast cancer cells.

Kamata's team in the lab

Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice

A single dose eliminated all B-cell lymphoma that had metastasized to the animals’ central nervous system.

Opioid bottles with a man in the background

Finding non-opioid alternatives for cancer pain

Doctors are investigating a variety of new treatments to end cancer patients’ pain and give them hope.

A woman doing yoga outdoors

The ultimate guide to staying safe in the sun

July is UV Safety Awareness Month. Everything you need to know to protect yourself is right here.

Dr. Jenna Lester with a patient

The skin care myth that harms people of color

Everyone can get skin cancer — which surprises some. UC's Skin of Color clinics aim to end health care disparities in dermatology.

Paul Boutros, director of cancer data science for the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Noninvasive test improves detection of aggressive prostate cancer

50 percent of treatments could have been avoided, researchers find.

Two UC Irvine researchers

Researchers to join national effort to build atlas of human breast cells

The project, supported by a $4M grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will be a vital part of the Human Cell Atlas.

Illustration of scientists examining a cell that looks like a globe

Redefining the world of cancer

New grants and studies give researchers at UC Irvine the chance to make a profound difference.

A woman holds her friend

How to support a friend facing a medical crisis

Cynthia Perlis shares her most important takeaways from 30 years of listening to cancer patients at UCSF.

Tumor cell UC San Diego

Detecting cancer's ability to spread

New sensors detect and measure single cancer cells' potential to metastasize, the leading cause of cancer deaths.

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