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October 2022

September 2022

August 2022

  • August 24, 2022

    California Department of Public Health awards UC Davis $15.7M to manage Cancer Registry

    The California Department of Public Health has awarded UC Davis Health a $15.7 million grant to co-manage California Cancer Registry. The registry is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, health policymakers and the public. It has detailed information on nearly 6 million cancer cases in California.

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  • August 18, 2022

    Exploring low vaccination rate for cancer-causing HPV

    UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement helped create a national guidebook to assist educators, health care providers and policy makers increase the rate of HPV vaccinations by navigating the policy landscape more effectively.

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  • August 16, 2022

    COVID-19 vaccine critically important for cancer patients

    Cancer patients remain at risk of severe COVID-19 complications and death unless fully vaccinated, according to new research. The national study included data provided by UC Davis researchers who urge cancer patients to stay current with COVID vaccine boosters.

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  • August 11, 2022

    Exploring the link between wildfire smoke and cancer risk

    Californians face a new reality where wildfire smoke regularly blights the sky. New research funded by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center aims to discover how such smoke exposure affects cancer risk and survival. 

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  • August 04, 2022

    Treating Cancer by Sticking Cells in Place

    Future cancer treatments could work by sticking cancer cells in place and preventing their spread. A new study by researchers at UC Davis and the University of Washington shows how an antibody strengthens bonds between cells, potentially preventing metastasis. 

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  • August 01, 2022

    World Lung Cancer Day is August 1

    World Lung Cancer Day is August 1 and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center wants to do something about low rates of lung cancer screening in California. The cancer center urges the public to leverage new guidelines meant to catch lung cancer earlier. 

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July 2022

June 2022

  • June 28, 2022

    Potential noninvasive low-cost test for head and neck cancer

    UC Davis researchers found that the levels of certain polyamine molecules in saliva and urine samples of head and neck cancer patients were significantly higher than those in healthy individuals. Their study might lead to a noninvasive low-cost method to screen for this cancer. 

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  • June 24, 2022

    Synthesis shines light on equalizing the cancer fight

    The summer 2022 issue of Synthesis, the flagship magazine of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, is available online. The issue covers new breakthroughs in saving lives and the cancer center’s latest initiative to lessen the cancer burden in communities of color.

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