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Upcoming Events



UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge: Rally - Training Ride, Run and Walk

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

UCI Research Park

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Big Data Training for Cancer Research Special Lecture Series

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Sue Gross Auditorium or Zoom

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CFCCC & CRI Research in Progress Quarterly Seminar: Genetic Diversity and the Changing Landscape of Cancer Etiology

Speaker: Nick Pannunzio, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Host: Warren Chow, MD, FACP

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UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge: Research Reception and Lab Tours

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

UCI Sprague Hall

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UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge: Challenge Chats via Zoom

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Belonging, Equity and Empowerment (BEE) Scene

Accepting Nominations! Learning about each other cultivates an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to contribute and succeed. Nominate a colleague for a spotlight showcasing their unique stories beyond their roles at the CFCCC. Faculty, staff, and self-nominations are encouraged.

Beyond Cancer Spotlight: April Bagaporo

April Bagaporo, MBA, Director of Administrative Programs, oversees all programmatic activities and new initiatives at CFCCC, ensuring members have the resources and infrastructure to translate cancer discoveries into clinical care. Discover her journey from major successes at the UCI Institute for Clinical Translational Science (ICTS) to her diverse interests, including traveling, true crime, and Disneyland! 

Learn More About April


Registration is Now Open for the CFCCC Scientific Retreat

Join us for this year's one-day Scientific Retreat on Friday, November 8, 2024 at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, Huntington Beach. Register Here.

Poster Session: faculty, please encourage your pre and postdoctoral trainees to submit an abstract for the poster session! The top three posters will receive an award.

2024 UCaTS Call for D-PDTC Pilot Studies

The University of California and UT Southwestern Disparities PDX Development and Trial Center (UCaTS) comprised of UC Davis (lead), UCSF, UCI, UCLA, UCSD and UT Southwestern is accepting applications to contribute to the achievement of the UCaTS’ overall objectives of developing PDX trial strategies for preclinical testing of single agents and drug combinations, with a focus on the predominant racial/ethnic minority populations residing in California and Texas, namely, Hispanic/Latino Americans [HLAs], Asian Americans/Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders [AANHPIs], and African Americans [AAs]. The focus will be on gastric and lung cancers that disproportionately affect minority populations using FDA approved therapeutic agents. This call is for pilot study applications of budgets of up to $50,000 direct costs (plus F&A) with a Sept. 1, 2024 start date and that must be expended by Aug. 31, 2025. Learn more here and apply by August 1, 2024.

Experimental Tissue Shared Resource (ETR) Offers Custom Tissue Microarray and Brightfield Whole Slides Scanning

The ETR is excited to discuss your project’s study design and tissue needs. We can now create custom tissue microarrays (TMA) with tissue you provide or human tissue remnants and scan whole histology slides at 40X. Selection of optimal representative tissue regions can be performed by our pathologist. 


We can provide histology support for special transcriptomics platforms supported by GTH Share Resource


Questions? Contact Delia Tifrea, ETR Core Manager, 714-872-1093.

The Biobehavioral Shared Resource (BBSR) Consultation & Comprehensive Project Request is Live

The BBSR is excited to discuss your project’s study design and needs, as well as see how our new menu of services can best support your project goals.

During our “Consultation Meeting” we’ll learn more about your project and how the BBSR can support your team. Ready to schedule? Complete the "Consultation Request" on iLab.

Questions? Contact Jose Lechuga, BBSR Core Manager.

Biostatistics Shared Resource - In-person Walk-in or Zoom Consultations Available

Informal statistical in-person walk-in or via Zoom consultations are available to discuss your study design and statistical needs. 

With Wen-pin Chen, MS, Senior Statistician & Manager for BSR:

With Thomas H. Taylor, PhD, Principal Statistician for BSR:

  • Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM via Zoom | No pre-booking necessary, drop in here

Funding Opportunities

For a curated list of internal, federal and foundation funding opportunities, please refer to CFCCC's Funding Opportunities webpage. Highlighted funding opportunities are listed below.


UCI CFCCC: A1 Bridge

Up to $20k in bridge funding to investigators who have received scores on NIH grant applications (i.e., not triaged) that have missed the funding pay line and will be resubmitted.

Applications: Due on a rolling basis

Learn More and Apply >>

UCI ICTS Pilot Studies Award Program

Up to $40k - award funds available around January 1, 2025

Projects must be Translational science projects, which should be generalizable across multiple diseases and lead to improved efficiency or effectiveness of future

Pre-Applications: July 22, 2024*

Learn More and Apply >>

*must attend a workshop on general application preparation prior to submitting pre-application


A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation - Peg's Fight for Life Award

Focus area: lung cancer


Letter of Intent: July 13, 2024

Learn More and Apply >>

(NEW) Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Medical Research Awards

Focus area: blood related cancer


Internal Deadline: July 22, 2024

Limited Submission: Up to two applicants will be selected

Learn More and Apply >>

(NEW) Melanoma Research Alliance - Next Steps Program

Focus area: advancing drug discovery, melanoma biomarker development, characterization of rare melanoma preclinical models

$50k - $250k

Letter of Intent: July 31, 2024

Learn More and Apply >>


California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)

Focus area: artificial light pollution and breast cancer

$150k / 6 months

Applications: August 8, 2024

Learn More and Apply >>


NCI Addressing Barriers to Healthcare Transitions for Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancers (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Focus area: Address barriers to care that contribute to disparities in health outcomes for childhood cancer survivors, and/or that focus on high-risk groups such as the uninsured/under-insured

$499k per year for up to 5 years

Preliminary Application: October 11, 2024

Learn More and Apply >>

Notice of Special Interest: Conferences and Scientific Meetings in Cancer Biology

Purpose: Support innovative conferences, symposia, and workshops that explore basic, fundamental questions in areas of cancer biology

Application: December 12, 2024

Learn More and Apply >>

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

FY24 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) - next deadline August 6, 2024

FY24 Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) - next deadline July 17, 2024

(NEW) FY24 Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) - next deadline August 15, 2024

FY24 Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) - next deadline August 7, 2024

FY24 Melanoma Research Program (MRP) - next deadline July 29, 2024

FY24 Pancreatic Cancer Research Program (PCARP) - next deadline September 18, 2024

FY24 Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) - next deadline July 12, 2024

FY24 Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) - next deadline August 9, 2024


Miguel Villalona Calero named deputy director of UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Miguel Villalona Calero was named deputy director of the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and division chief for hematology/oncology. He started on July 8.


Reimagining cancer care for all of Orange County

When the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's second clinical hub opens its doors July 16, the spacious, state-of-the-art facility in Irvine will extend elite cancer care within reach of residents throughout Orange County and beyond.


Professor Christopher Barty is pushing cancer treatment into the future

Professor Christopher Barty, a UCI physicist, is developing a machine that can selectively image cancer in the body and also eliminate that cancer while minimizing damage to any surrounding tissue.


Professor Gregory Weiss Awarded UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge Funding

The Weiss Lab studies the biochemistry of the molecules that make life function, and the new funding will support research into molecules called enzymes that play a key role in the spread of cancer cells in the human body.


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