Scientific Research

Frontline Cancer: Cancer Consortium links work of five UC cancer centers


Among the many ways that cancer can confound successful treatment is its ability to draw upon some of the strengths and defenses of healthy cells and tissues, exploiting them to boost its resistance to therapy and its chances of survival. An unprecedented cancer consortium intends to use that same approach to more effectively address California's most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities.

The new University of California Cancer Consortium is an alliance of UC's five cancer centers at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSF and, of course, Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. These centers all enjoy Comprehensive...