New preclinical data from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center offers proof-of-principle for a combination immunotherapy that suppresses tumor growth in the liver. Current therapies for liver cancer are largely ineffective, resulting in poor outcomes.
To make it easier for patients to receive world-class cancer care, UC San Diego Health has added a new multidisciplinary cancer clinic in Hillcrest and expanded its infusion center for both oncology patients and others in need of infusion services.
David Cheresh, Distinguished Professor at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, received $4.2 million National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award to continue his research into cancer’s ability to overcome stress, gain drug resistance and metastasize.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers engineered sensors to detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells. Metastasis is attributed as the leading cause of death in people with cancer.
Following the FDA’s approval of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies for the treatment of certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, UC San Diego Health was the first medical center in San Diego to be certified to offer this type of immunotherapy outside of a clinical trial.
A randomized clinical trial involving 97 medical centers in 20 countries, including Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, found that treating patients with head and neck cancer with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is more effective and less toxic than standard chemotherapy.
Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health launched the Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic in an attempt to reduce the number of people who develop the disease and improve survival for those who do. Every day in the U.S., 145 people are diagnosed and every 12 minutes someone dies.
A team of University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $1 million Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) grant to test drugs that block signals that play a critical role in driving growth and progression of pancreatic cancer.
The mechanism leading to development of type 1 diabetes remains a mystery, hampering the ability to find new ways to prevent, treat or even cure this condition. With a new $3.3 million grant, University of California School of Medicine researchers hope to create a high resolution reference map of pancreatic…