LFR a bacterium (MRSA, yellow) being ingested by an immune cell (Neutrophil, purple)The Moores Cancer Center held its annual Gala fundraiser in April at the Grand Del Mar Resort. The event raised over $2.5 M for the cancer center - a record philanthropic event. LFR lung cancer cell during cell divisionMoores Cancer Center


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UC San Diego Health Researchers Awarded Second Pancreas Cancer "Dream Team" Grant

​Scientists and physicians at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, in partnership with colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere, have been awarded a $7 million grant over four years by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) to create a “dream team” to develop new ways to prevent pancreatic cancer – one of the nation’s deadliest malignancies. Scott Lippman, MD, director of Moores Cancer Center and a recognized advocate and leader for developing cancer prevention strategies, is Dream Team co-leader and a principal investigator in the new “Pancreatic Cancer Interception Dream Team.” The overall goal is to enable cancer interception in individuals at high risk by identifying and screening high-risk cancer cohorts, innovative immune prevention strategies, and cancer biomarker discovery. Read the full press release​ for more information.