April 6, 2021
Down syndrome remains a strong risk factor for childhood leukemia, a new study led by UC Davis and UC San Francisco researchers has found.
March 31, 2021
A new high-energy x-ray system that uses 3D and 4D technology to map and then apply highly precise doses of therapeutic radiation is now benefitting patients at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
March 25, 2021
In one of the largest research projects of its kind, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open looks at nearly 900,000 individuals and close to 2 million mammograms to come up with a new way detect the most breast cancer cases with the fewest exams.
March 24, 2021
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s virtual breast cancer outreach study called Screen 2 Screen is offering free educational webinars and mammography to lower breast cancer rates in Asian American communities.
March 23, 2021
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will help improve national cancer guidelines after being elected into the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The organization has established more than 80 clinical practice guidelines covering most types of cancer as well as prevention and supportive care.
March 17, 2021
The Sacramento St. Baldrick’s Shave Party to raise money for childhood cancer research is usually held at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center on St. Patrick’s Day, but COVID-19 safety precautions are prompting a virtual adaptation this year on April 23.
March 12, 2021
Jennifer Dunn was only 39 years old when she began having symptoms. In 2019, she made what would be a critical visit to the emergency room. A CT scan identified multiple lesions and a later biopsy confirmed her colon cancer was advanced.
March 10, 2021
New lung screening guidelines will give more Black people, women, and younger people, who smoke less, access to life-saving lung cancer scans. The guidelines will help address health disparities and catch more cases of lung cancer, earlier. The goal is to reduce the odds of dying from the biggest cancer killer in America.
March 2, 2021
Colorectal cancer is now a leading cause of cancer death among people under 50, with rates of new diagnoses rising. Young mother and cancer survivor Teri Rivera was told she was too young to have colon cancer and is glad she listened to her body after finally getting screened, only to find out her cancer was stage III.
February 23, 2021
Julie Sutcliffe, UC Davis biomedical engineer, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows for her outstanding leadership in molecular imaging and translational sciences, and for leading technology from the bench to the clinic.
February 19, 2021
A new study published in JAMA Open Network indicates Black women and Latinas as well as less-educated and lower-income women have not been able to obtain 3D mammography as easily as white, well-educated and higher-income women.
February 16, 2021
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Primo “Lucky” Lara, Jr. helped author a clinical trial testing the best treatment for metastatic papillary kidney cancer. The promising results are published in The Lancet.
February 11, 2021
There is a sixfold increase in patients getting tobacco treatment thanks, in part, to training medical staff to proactively reach out to patients who could benefit, especially during the pandemic when smoking can lead to COVID-19 complications.
February 4, 2021
Addressing health disparities is key to raising awareness on World Cancer Day and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is asking women of color to help by participating in an important breast cancer study.
January 28, 2021
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining the American Cancer Society and the nation’s leading oncology organizations to urge people to schedule cancer screenings as soon as possible in order to prevent unnecessary deaths.
January 27, 2021
The first report in the state to track tobacco-related cancers looks at the nexus between tobacco use and cancer risk by examining regional data based on ethnicity, gender and age.
January 26, 2021
Winter 2021 Synthesis magazine is now available online. The issue spotlights cancer care in the era of COVID-19 as well as lessons learned during the pandemic that will help UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center combat health inequities through outreach to rural communities.
January 25, 2021
Thanks to a new National Cancer Institute grant, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is expanding its study into why certain populations are more hesitant than others to get the HPV vaccine. The new study, called UC HPV, starts this week and runs through June 30, 2021.
January 15, 2021
Dr. Elizabeth Morris was appointed chair of the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Radiology, assuming the post January 18, 2021.
January 8, 2021
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is collaborating with 17 other cancer centers to study the impact COVID-19 is having on cancer prevention, control and survival, thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute. The UC Davis work will focus on diverse communities.
January 7, 2021
To prevent a wave of post-pandemic deaths, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center experts say it’s critical that patients keep on schedule with mammograms, annual check-ups and other key screenings or diagnostic tests. And, if any treatment is required, it is important it isn’t postponed.
December 23, 2020
UC Davis has received the first federal grant in the country to fund a comparative oncology training program, which was launched on August 1, 2020. The comparative oncology training partnership is a collaboration between the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
December 15, 2020
A new initiative aims to address the emotional, practical and financial struggles facing families when their child is undergoing cancer treatment. It will be the topic of a virtual event hosted by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center on Wednesday, December 16, starting at 4:15 p.m.
November 25, 2020
Led by a UC Davis Health team, researchers have found that obesity can block the benefits of a stem cell transplant when it is used for treating blood cancers and other related disorders.
November 19, 2020
UC Davis experts hold Facebook roundtable to support participation in the Great American Smokeout and give tobacco users tips for quitting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 10, 2020
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will help kick off Sacramento’s virtual PurpleStride event to raise awareness about Pancreatic Cancer and raise money to fight the disease.
November 9, 2020
Adolescent and young adult patients treated for acute myeloid leukemia have a high risk of developing several long-term health complications after treatment.
November 9, 2020
The global reach of UC Davis expertise includes teaching cancer surgeries to top surgeons around the world – with audiences sometimes as large as 1,000 people.
November 5, 2020
Less than 40% of women in the U.S. know that breastfeeding lowers breast cancer risk.
November 4, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, keeping your lungs healthy has never been more important. One of the best steps you can take is to give up tobacco products, which can put people who get COVID-19 at risk for complications.
November 2, 2020
Pancreatic cancer has a very low five-year survival rate, but UC Davis Health is working to improve the outlook for patients with this difficult disease through new research and treatment and by teaming up with other comprehensive cancer centers in California.
Year of the Nurse blog, Lourdes Moldre: ‘Seeing these kids…makes you just really appreciate everything’
October 23, 2020
In this installment of the Year of the Nurse blog, Lourdes Moldre, clinical director of Oncology Services and Regulatory Compliance at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, says meeting pediatric cancer patients put everything in perspective.
October 6, 2020
Lakisha Carmon returned to UC Davis Medical Center today to present plaques and heartfelt appreciation to her team in Labor and Delivery.
October 1, 2020
Cuatro centros de investigación de UC Davis trabajarán con 10 organizaciones comunitarias para ofrecer pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central bajo una nueva subvención federal.
October 1, 2020
Four UC Davis research centers will partner with 10 community organizations to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers under a new federal grant
7-year-old’s cancer diagnosis led her family to seek out UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Lor Randall
September 2, 2020
Lydia Alwan’s family wanted to save their daughter’s leg and her life.
Death of Chadwick Boseman highlights colon cancer among younger patients, need for regular screening
September 1, 2020
A UC Davis specialist says rates of colorectal cancer for people younger than age 50 are on the rise, and that regular screenings and early treatment are the keys to a good outcome.
August 28, 2020
A UC Davis neurosurgeon is the first in the region to use NeuroBlate technology to treat brain tumors.
Radiation treatment for childhood or young adult primary cancer linked to worse breast cancer-specific survival
August 26, 2020
A newly published study suggests breast cancer-related survival is decreased among patients who were treated for with radiation therapy for cancers during their youth.
July 28, 2020
U.S. News & World Report's rankings are out. UC Davis Medical Center is again the #1 hospital in Sacramento, and in the Top 10 in California -- distinctions it has earned for many years in a row.
July 27, 2020
A research commentary co-authored by teams from Harvard and UC Davis is the most downloaded article in the history of the journal Cancer Metastasis and Reviews.
July 22, 2020
When Jessenia Muro was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), she turned to the UC Davis Children's Hospital care team.
July 14, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini's two rare diagnoses warrant ongoing, specialized care but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life.
July 10, 2020
Rebecca Hastings created an ecommerce business she had hoped to run with her daughter Kelsey, but Kelsey died in her early 20s from a sarcoma cancer. Now the business gives 90% of its proceeds to top sarcoma cancer centers, including UC Davis.
July 8, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini has been a patient at UC Davis Children's Hospital since she was three days old.
June 15, 2020
Recipients of the UC Davis 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards include four UC Davis Health researchers.
June 10, 2020
UC Davis Health is offering an innovative treatment for liver tumors for patients who might not qualify for surgery.
June 10, 2020
UC Davis Health surgeon and researcher Sepideh Gholami was named the 2020 recipient of the Society of Surgical Oncologists’ grant for innovative ideas and concepts designed to improve patient cancer care.
May 28, 2020
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and staff at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Adult Infusion Center walked a comforting line between acknowledging the scary time and making patients feel safe.
May 22, 2020
Scarlett Bronner turned her passion for painting rocks into an inspiring way to show health care workers how much they are appreciated.
May 18, 2020
When she was diagnosed with adenosarcoma, a rare form of uterine cancer, she sought help from Gary Leiserowitz, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UC Davis Health.
May 6, 2020
To help honor the “Year of the Nurse,” UC Davis Health has launched a blog featuring nurses voicing their own stories, the ups and downs of a career in caring for others.
May 1, 2020
Grace Parker's cancer surgery was scheduled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That did not dissuade her.