Founded in 1989, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and was named in honor and memory of the Chao family. This Comprehensive Cancer Center is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute due to its focus on patient care, basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training.
As one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers, UC-Irvine receives an estimated $16.4 million dollars each year to conduct oncological research from the National Cancer Institute. Additionally, UC-Irvine, together with the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of eight national institutions that is part of the NCI’s Cancer Genetics Network to study the interactions between genes and cancer.
The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s commitment to cutting edge research and patient-centered therapies continues to support its ranking in the US News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals.”
With research-based facilities, world-class medical researchers and physicians, and the recipient of numerous grants to conduct oncology based research, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is situated to provide first-class and individualized care.
Radiation oncology, surgical oncology, clinical trials, chemotherapy, palliative care, state of the art diagnostics and imaging services, pathology, genetic counseling, hormone therapy, biological therapy, complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition and physical therapy, and comprehensive and preventive care are all options in the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center cancer treatment program.