"Onco" comes from the Greek "onkos" which means burden. And the burden of cancer is something that is well recognized from cancer medicine (oncology), down to the discovery of what causes normal cells to become cancer cells (oncogenes). For one individual, a burden can seem too much to bear. But if that same burden is spread between many individuals united, the load is lightened.
We are students, faculty, and staff at the UCI Cancer Research Institute who work on a daily basis to better understand cancer through scientific research. We aim to alleviate the burden of cancer. We are The Onco-Slayers.
Anti-Cancer Challenge proceeds go directly to lifesaving cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. As one of only 47 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer centers, the innovative research done at UCI is developing new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
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