September 23, 2013
By the time Bruce Gorder was diagnosed with melanoma, it was too late. At just 37, his life was taken by the deadly disease, leaving his wife, young daughter and family devastated. Yet out of the tragedy a new initiative was borne—one that could potentially save lives.
October 3, 2012
Briana Bilbray is only 25, yet she is undergoing the fight of her life—against melanoma. In addition to waging a battle against the disease, Briana is also working to raise awareness of the risks of melanoma, particularly among young people.
September 19, 2011
…host the 18th annual Bruce Gorder 5K Walk for Melanoma Sept. 24 on the university campus. The event brings the community together to raise funds for melanoma research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, as well as build awareness for prevention and early detection of the disease.
October 2, 2014
…and dangerous role of melanoma. In 1993, he launched the Bruce Gorder 5K UC San Diego Walk for Melanoma in honor of his late son who lost a seven-year battle with the deadly skin cancer at age 37. Today, it is still the only 5K dedicated to raising funds for…
May 29, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a therapeutic target for treating the most common form of eye cancer in adults. They have also, in experiments with mice, been able to slow eye tumor growth with an existing FDA-approved drug.
October 17, 2022
Researchers led by Nicole Steinmetz, professor of nanoengineering at the University of California San Diego, have received $4.3 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance their research using plant viruses to develop cancer immunotherapies.
June 21, 2022
A new combination therapy to combat cancer could one day consist of a plant virus and an antibody that activates the immune system’s “natural killer” cells, shows a study by UC San Diego researchers. In mouse models of colon cancer, the therapy eliminated all tumors and prevented their recurrence.
February 28, 2018
Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on February 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against cancer.
September 14, 2021
Using a virus that grows in black-eyed pea plants, researchers developed a new therapy that could keep metastatic cancers from spreading to the lungs, as well as treat established tumors in the lungs.
December 1, 2016
Previous studies identified the Hippo pathway kinases LATS1/2 as a tumor suppressor, but new research led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists reveals a surprising role for these enzymes in subduing cancer immunity. The findings could have a clinical role in improving efficiency of immunotherapy drugs.