"Onco" comes from the Greek "onkos" which means burden. And the burden of cancer is something well recognized from cancer medicine (oncology) to the research into markers that cause normal cells to become cancer cells (oncogenes). For one individual, the burden of cancer can seem too much to bear. But if that same burden is spread between many individuals united, the load is lightened. The goal of the Oncoslayers is to lighten the burden of cancer, and we would like your help.
This year the Oncoslayers are continuing our efforts as part of the Anti-Cancer Challenge to raise funds for cancer research at UCI. The scientists at the Cancer Research Institute at UCI play an important role in this process. We work to better understand how cancer starts and grows, because cancer isn't a simple disease. Not only do cancer cells look like our regular cells and hide from the bodies normal defenses, but every type of cancer is unique. With the complexity of cancer it is important to keep research going on all the different types of cancers from skin and breast cancers to colon cancer, leukemia, and others. The Oncoslayers are UCI students, faculty, staff, family, and friends who contribute and support the basic and translational research of cancer at UCI.
The Oncoslayers are the official team of the UCI Cancer Research Institute and School of Medicine Grad Studies.
It takes all of us working together to slay the burden of cancer. Please make a donation, join our team, and tell everyone you know as we walk, run, and cycle towards a cancer free future.