The UC Irvine Center for Cancer Genetics Research and Prevention is contributing to discoveries that are creating an exciting new frontier of cancer research.
The direct path to preventing, detecting, diagnosing and treating cancer is the identification of the genes involved and the environmental influences leading to the development of cancer. The Center is seeking these solutions through studies of the distribution and behavior of cancer in the general population using the tools of epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology and bioinformatics.
The Center is dedicated to making its discoveries available to the members of the general public and the medical community responsible for the promotion of health and provision of care.
The Center’s objectives parallel those of the National Cancer Institute:
As part of this mission, the Center’s activities are directed by a group of concerned citizens, physicians, business leaders and scientists who meet regularly to direct the Center’s activities. The Center is grateful to these board members for their vision, direction and commitment to the Center’s goals.