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Index of Spotlights

Dr. Edward L. Nelson

A message from the Chief

Welcome to the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UC Irvine's School of Medicine.

Dr. Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou and his patient, Allen Fremont, whose

Targeting lung cancer

After more than a decade of work helping patients like Allen Fremont, Dr. Sai-hong Ignatius Ou has gained FDA approval for a drug treatment that targets mutations of non-small cell lung cancers.

Take a virtual tour of the UC Irvine Health Cancer Center — Newport's new infusion center.

Chemotherapy in comfort

The infusion center at UC Irvine Health Cancer Center — Newport emphasizes tranquility and healing, along with personalized care.

Gordon and Christine McLaren, UC Irvine researchers

Forging ahead in the fight against hemochromatosis

Christine and Gordon McLaren’s research is advancing the prognosis for a hereditary blood-iron overload disorder.

Natalie and Brian Burgess hold daughter, Isabella Grace.

Motherhood after colon cancer

UC Irvine Health experts ensure that a young woman gives birth to a healthy baby despite cancer treatments that can harm fertility

UC Irvine nurse practitioner Karen Sommers has devoted her nearly 30-year career to caring for patients with leukemia.

Leukemia patients feel her caring touch

UC Irvine Healthcare nurse practitioner Karen Sommers devotes herself to the leukemia patients at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Rita Mehta

Targeting breast cancer

Dr. Rita Mehta pioneered life-saving chemotherapy treatment of breast cancer before surgery.

Angelo Giuliano, right, with his wife, Leah, and UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Leonard Sender.

Lymphoma nearly stopped him in his tracks

Angelo Giuliano has a renewed appreciation for life after battling a rare and highly aggressive lymphoma

UC Irvine breast cancer patient Binh Phan looks at wedding gowns

Breast cancer survivor walks down the aisle

Breast cancer survivor Binh Phan was able to walk down the aisle thanks to UC Irvine oncologists.