Science Market Update

University of California Strengthens Cancer Research with Creation of New 5-School Consortium

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Oct 23, 2017

The University of CaliforniaIn the state of California, more than 176,000 residents arediagnosed with cancer each year and more than $14 billion is spent to fight this disease in California alone. The University of California system has five of the top cancer centers in the country within theseacademic institutions. In September these five UC cancer centers announced that they were teaming up to form a cancer consortium to provide researchers and physicians in California more opportunities to further their work on cancer-related topics. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

The five University of California centers involved in this consortium are: 

  • University of California, Los Angeles Johnsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of California, Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Each of these centers has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, the highest designation awarded by the NCI. Within these academic cancer centers, both laboratory researchers and clinical physicians are able to further study cancer and develop newtreatment methods. 

Executive vice president of UC Health, Dr. John Stobo has explained that: "The UC Cancer Consortium is uniquely placed to take on California's most difficult issues related to battling this insidious disease. Our research mission and high level of skill also mean that our centers often care for patients with rare cancers who cannot be treated in other hospitals that may lack the expertise or access to clinical trials using the latest experimental drugs."

Each of the involved institutions has been conducting breakthrough research in cancer fields. Read about ongoing research at these institutions below:

Meet with laboratory researchers at a California BioResearch Product Faire event in 2018.  Discuss lab products with quality California leads at an on-campus life science event.

The University of California system is full of highly funded institutions where researchers are constantly conducting and publishing cutting-edge life science research. These researchers are eager to obtain the latest latest innovations in lab equipment. This presents a prime opportunity for lab suppliers looking to market their products to UC science professionals. 

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. has been producing life science trade shows at top research institutions for morethan 22 years, and offers multiple chances for lab suppliers to meet with University of California researchers each year. 

At these events, lab suppliers are able to:

  • Meet one-on-one with hundreds of life science researchers in a professional and intimate environment.
  • Demonstrate new lab products and technologies to end-users and purchasers. 
  • Answer researchers' questions and schedule follow-up meetings.
  • Gain market visibility and increase brand awareness.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. has 11 opportunities in 2018 for lab suppliers to meet with UC researchers across the state, at upcoming BioResearch Product FaireTM and Biotechnology Vendor ShowcaseTM Events. 

Learn more about upcoming California events by clicking on the links below:

University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus - 1/17/2018

University of California, San Francisco, Parnassus Campus - 1/18/2018

University of California, Davis Medial Center - 1/19/2018

University of California, San Diego - 2/15/2018

University of California, Los Angeles - 3/29/2018

University of California, Davis Medical Center - 6/5/2018

University of California, Berkeley - 6/6/2018

University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus - 6/7/2018

University of California, San Diego - 8/23/2018

University of California, Los Angeles - 10/25/2018

University of California, Irvine - 10/26/2018

Tags: cancer research, University of California, LAVS, SDVS, UCDMC, SFVS, BioResearch Product Faire Event, UCI, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event, 2018

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