Clinical Care

  • The only National Cancer Institute "comprehensive" cancer center serving California’s Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of 6 million people
  • Cares for more than 100,000 adults and children each year
  • More than 200 adult and pediatric cancer clinical trials under way
  • Affiliate cancer centers through the Cancer Care Network in Marysville, Truckee, Cameron Park, and South Lake Tahoe offering patients state-of-the-art cancer care close to home
  • Highly trained oncology-certified nurses
  • Provides a full range of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and hospice/palliative care programs for children and adults


  • $50 million in research funding with nearly 240 scientists at work on over 300 projects, distributed among 43 UC Davis departments and seven schools, including the School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Collaboration with JAX-West Laboratories to develop better research models for new therapies
  • SCOPE: a city-wide phase I clinical research program offering novel therapies to patients throughout the region
  • Leaders in translational research, with achievements in:
    • Combinatorial chemistry and novel nanotherapeutics for drug delivery and imaging
    • Anti-androgen and other novel therapeutic approaches for advanced prostate cancer
    • Basic science in DNA damage and repair and signal transduction
    • Glycomics in cancer diagnosis, prognosis and imaging
    • Biomedical technologies including EXPLORER, the world’s first total-body PET scanner
    • Comparative oncology studies using pet dogs with spontaneous tumors to test novel therapies for human patients
  • Robust research, education and outreach to reduce vaccine-preventable cancers and cancers disproportionately affecting racial/ethnic minorities.