Day: February 20, 2014

Bevacizumab prolongs survival in advanced cervical cancer, UC Irvine-led trial finds

Orange, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 — Women with advanced cervical cancer now have a new treatment option that could lengthen their lives. A trial led by UC Irvine gynecologic oncologist Dr. Krishnansu S. Tewari found that combining chemotherapy with bevacizumab, also known as Avastin, extended median survival to 17 months, compared to 13.3 months for those receiving chemotherapy […]

New Antrepreneur Center will help UCI students launch business ventures

EVENT:  UC Irvine’s Division of Undergraduate Education will open the doors of the Antrepreneur Center. The support service for Anteater entrepreneurs is part of an affiliation with UCLA, USC and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. funded by a $3.5 million grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. WHEN/WHERE:  4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at UC Irvine’s Student […]

UC Irvine Health receives $5 million gift to enhance cancer research

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 — Sue and Ralph Stern have made a $5 million gift to UC Irvine, establishing the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is part of UC Irvine Health. The cancer center is Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated […]