Winter 2020

Conquering Cancer

This edition of UCI Magazine highlights myriad efforts by campus researchers and UCI Health physicians in “Conquering Cancer,” a disease that sees about 1.7 million newly diagnosed cases in the U.S. each year. “Beating Cancer – One Patient at a Time” illustrates how clinicians at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are making strides ranging from earlier detection using AI to translating lab discoveries into promising new trials and therapies. “Battling Brain Cancer on All Fronts” profiles Dr. Daniela Bota and her groundbreaking work with aggressive glioblastoma. “Gut Feelings” takes a look at how UCI’s H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center has adapted an endoscopic technique from Japan to treat esophageal cancer. “Saving Mother and Child” tells how multidisciplinary teams came together to help two pregnant women diagnosed with cancer. “The Speed King” chronicles how chemistry professor Greg Weiss has developed a way to detect cancer on the molecular level – in mere minutes.

Magazine Articles

Battling Brain Cancer on All Fronts

Neuro-oncologist Daniela Bota’s pioneering work is improving outcomes for patients with the most aggressive form of the disease

Gut feelings

Tackling cancer with innovation and compassion at UCI’s H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center

Saving Mother and Child

Multidisciplinary teams of UCI oncologists and maternal-fetal specialists utilize scientific advances to treat patients with high-risk pregnancies

Gregory Weiss

The Speed King

Professor Greg Weiss and collaborators have developed a method of detecting cancer molecules within minutes, a breakthrough that could save lives

Beating Cancer – One Patient at a Time

At UCI, the combination of research, evidence-based treatment and ongoing training results in state-of-the-art care