Cancer Research Institute

Welcome to the UCI Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a leading research center in the battle against cancer.

What We do

Research Support

Support the prodigious research efforts of our affiliated faculty


Facilitate collaborative research and multi-investigator proposals

Graduate Students

Coordinate graduate and postdoctoral training in cancer research

Meeeting Event

Sponsor meetings and events on prominent cancer-related topics

Research Focus Areas

Cancer Epigenetics & Metabolism

Tumor Immunology

Drug Development & Chemical Biology

Systems, Pathways & Targets

Area 5(1)

Latest News from CRI

New Funding

Congratulations to Mei Kong on her American Cancer Society Research Award for her proposal, "Dissecting the role of secreted metabolite in colon cancer metastasis". Award Summary: The major cause of ...
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New NIH CHD Supplemental Funding

Congratulations to Selma Masri and her team which were just awarded an NCI administrative supplement for cancer health disparities (CHD). This is a big deal as NCI had 2 calls ...
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SSIHI Research Projects Awarded

Six research projects in the field of integrative health have been awarded UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute Pilot Program grants for 2023. Among the recipients were CRI Affiliates: Elizabeth ...
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2023 V Scholar Grant recipient

Congratulations to Matthew Griffin, Assistant Professor in Departments of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry for receiving the 2023 V Scholar Program Grant for his proposal, “Developing precision ...
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