Research
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The Breast Cancer Research Group at UC Irvine encompasses many types of research, both clinical studies and laboratory research. These research activities provide our current and future patients the most up to date and promising individualized treatment options.
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Clinical Studies
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Clinical studies test new treatments in people with cancer. The goal of this research is to find better ways to treat cancer and help cancer patients. It is important that women of all ages and backgrounds take part in these studies so that what is learned will help cancer patients now and in the future. The benefits to becoming part of a clinical trial include:

  • Early access to new approaches and treatment methods
  • New approaches to surgery or radiation therapy
  • New and improved drug therapies
  • New combinations of treatment and prevention
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Laboratory Research
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Laboratory researchers have programs that are iIncreasing our understanding of breast cancer and basic biology. These studies will allow us to be better able to develop, test, and move promising new treatments into the clinic. Laboratory Research at UC Irvine includes:

  • Development of new technology for monitoring breast cancers and the toxicities of treatment
  • Investigation of genetic changes in breast cancer
  • Studies of basic biology of hormone action, how drugs and environmental factors are handled, and how cells resist treatment
  • Create new technologies to investigate patient's tumors to permit individualized treatment

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