UCI Health is home to Orange County’s top-ranked cancer center, according to U.S. News & World Report, and the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center based in the county. Knowing the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment, we provide next-day access to leading cancer specialists and supportive care from the very first step of your cancer journey. UCI Health is here for you and your family to address all of your needs with compassion and expertise.
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Meet Daniela Bota, MD, PhD
Daniela Bota, MD, PhD is an internationally recognized neuro-oncologist known for her research and contributions to advancing therapies for brain malignancies. In addition to patient care, she is the vice dean for Clinical Research at the UCI School of Medicine and the clinical director for the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center.
Meet Dr. Stefan O. Ciurea
Dr. Stefan O. Ciurea is a board-certified hematologist and director of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program, the only one of its kind in Orange County. Ciurea has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and more than 10 book chapters. He also has served as principal investigator on multiple clinical trials.
Meet David I. Lee, MD
Dr. David I. Lee is a board-certified, fellowship-trained urologist who specializes in prostate cancer surgery. He is the director of the UCI Health Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program and a nationally regarded leader in robot-assisted prostatectomies, having performed more than 6,300 of the procedures in two decades of practice.
Meet Dr. Farshid Dayyani, MD, PhD
Dr. Farshid Dayyani is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies. He has completed extensive research focused on gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies, striving to bring leading-edge treatments to patients with gastrointestinal cancers through innovative clinical trials and translational research.
Meet Maheswari Senthil, MD
Dr. Maheswari Senthil, a board-certified surgical oncologist, specializes in the management of advanced abdominal cancers, peritoneal malignancies, sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumors and melanomas. She offers targeted peritoneal carcinomatosis systemic treatments combined with cytoreduction surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to patients with stage IV abdominal cancers.
A lifesaving transplant for lymphoma
When treatments elsewhere failed to knock out his lymphoma, Sean Ramos turned to UCI Health cancer specialists, who devised an intensive plan of chemotherapy, radiation and a transplant with bone marrow stem cells donated by one of his sisters.
The next level of prostate cancer care
As the new director of UCI Health prostate cancer services, Dr. David I. Lee aims to build on the excellence of a program already nationally regarded for leading-edge care and innovative research.
Leading the way in cancer care
Richard Van Etten, MD, PhD, director of the cancer center and associate vice chancellor at the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences.