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September 2020

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 2020

UC Davis surgeon uses lasers to treat brain tumors and ease the stress of surgery

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 2020

U.S. News names UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s best

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.

COVID-19 commentary by Harvard-UC Davis team: most downloaded paper in history of CMR Journal

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.

10-year-old girl fights leukemia battle with resilience, grace

July 22, 2020

When Jessenia Muro was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), she turned to the UC Davis Children's Hospital care team. 

UC Davis Children's Hospital gives local girl every opportunity to just be a kid

July 14, 2020

Isabella Lazzerini's two rare diagnoses warrant ongoing, specialized care but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life.

Heartbreaking loss leads to unique donations for sarcoma cancer research

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.

Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis announces local 2020 champion

July 8, 2020

Isabella Lazzerini has been a patient at UC Davis Children's Hospital since she was three days old.

June 2020

UC Davis Health researchers win 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

June 15, 2020

Recipients of the UC Davis 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards include four UC Davis Health researchers. 

Sepideh Gholami wins prestigious Young Investigator Award

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.

UC Davis Health offers game changing treatment for some liver tumors

June 10, 2020

UC Davis Health is offering an innovative treatment for liver tumors for patients who might not qualify for surgery.

May 2020

Kindness and calm from Infusion Center made patients feel safe during pandemic

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.

Local girl's kindness rocks the UC Davis Health campus

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.

Life-saving care in the time of COVID-19

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.

Year of the Nurse includes opportunity for nurses to tell their own stories

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.

Cancer patient puts her faith in UC Davis Health

May 1, 2020

Grace Parker's cancer surgery was scheduled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That did not dissuade her.

April 2020

UC Davis Health researchers are awarded additional $4 million to develop new therapies for pancreatic cancer

April 27, 2020

The funding is the second award by the Pancreatic Cancer Collective for Julie Sutcliffe and Richard Bold.

UC Davis helps community health clinic purchase telemedicine equipment during pandemic

April 24, 2020

Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation grant supports needs of local community clinic that serves a diverse and vulnerable population in Sacramento.

Alex Lee awarded St. Baldrick's Foundation Summer Fellowship

April 21, 2020

Alex Lee, a second-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, was awarded a summer fellowship by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to childhood cancer research.

California Smokers’ Helpline offers free nicotine patches

April 9, 2020

Callers to the California Smokers’ Helpline can now get an additional tool to help them quit using tobacco: nicotine patches.

UC Davis Children's Hospital cancer patient still smiling after treatment

April 9, 2020

Madelyn O'Brien was born with cancer, but she has never that stop her.

Cancer does not take a break, even during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6, 2020

Diagnosed with cancer, Marlene Blake's surgery couldn't wait.

UC Davis pediatric cancer patient is loving his life

April 1, 2020

UC Davis Children's Hospital collaboration gives childhood cancer patient a chance at life.

March 2020

Child Life team chalks up hope in front of UC Davis Medical Center, Cancer Center

March 31, 2020

The UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team have penned words of encouragment in sidewalk chalk in front of entrances to the UC Davis Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

Bald is beautiful

March 9, 2020

UC Davis Health employees turn out for annual St. Baldrick’s cancer fundraiser.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center launches new Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program

March 5, 2020

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center this week launched a new Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program. Patients will receive access to counseling and care that helps them manage the milestones and challenges that come with being a cancer patient at such a pivotal time of life.

February 2020

UC Davis Health researcher to study lung cancer in Asian American women

February 26, 2020

NIH health disparities grant may help solve mysterious cancer rate among Asian American women

Study questions quality and timeliness of care for military vets with skin cancers

February 25, 2020

A new UC Davis Health study raises questions about benefits of privatizing care for veterans. The findings also call into question the levels of expertise veterans are actually getting when they are referred outside of the VA system for a specialized dermatology procedure for skin cancer called Mohs.

VIDEO: Why millions of Americans should be screened for lung cancer

February 5, 2020

As radio host Rush Limbaugh announces diagnosis, a UC Davis Health expert urges patients to get screened.

January 2020

U.S. life expectancy is up, largely due to decreased cancer, overdose deaths

January 30, 2020

For the first time in four years, U.S. life expectancy has increased, largely due to a decrease in cancer and drug overdose deaths. UC Davis Health is a leader in preventing and treating both of these causes of death, thanks to leading edge researchers and programs.

Flavored tobacco sales ban spurs African American family to quit smoking

January 28, 2020

It’s a family affair for UC Davis patient Alonda Barrie, who plans to quit smoking with her mother and brother now that she can’t buy menthol cigarettes in Sacramento.

Why aren't advanced bladder cancers being treated?

January 17, 2020

Patients with advanced bladder cancers are not getting the treatment they need. UC Davis Health urologic oncologists are working to change that. Their paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology describes the problem and suggests how to fix it.

UC Davis Health surgeons publish novel tumor-removal technique

January 16, 2020

A new approach, which involves placing endovascular stents into the aorta and/or vena cava, was developed to help make the removal of complex testicular tumors safer.

Community Conversations Science Café to explore early detection of lung cancer

January 13, 2020

In an open community event, Dr. David Cooke will discuss the importance of early detection of lung cancer and the current disparities in screening for it. 

December 2019

Prostate biopsies enhanced with state-of-the-art imaging system

December 30, 2019

ExactVu, a state-of-the-art ultrasound device, is now being used by the UC Davis Department of Urologic Surgery to more precisely visualize prostate tumors for a better quality biopsy.

Yuba City retiree gets a surprise cancer diagnosis

December 26, 2019

A routine screening leads to a surprising diagnosis and treatable bladder tumor for Yuba city man.

November 2019

Lung cancer screening campaign brings message to the community

November 22, 2019

UC Davis Health and community leaders join forces to kick off lung cancer screening campaign.

FACEBOOK LIVE 11/19: Lisa Brown, Lung Cancer Awareness, importance of screening

November 18, 2019

As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we had a Facebook Live conversation on Nov. 19 with thoracic surgeon Lisa Brown of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Watch the recording to learn about lung cancer screening and more.

Automated quitline referrals help patients give up tobacco

November 7, 2019

Electronic health record systems that house patient medical histories can also easily link them with telephone counseling services ― or quitlines ― that improve their chances of giving up tobacco.

Rising from the ashes with cancer care intact

November 7, 2019

Butch Bromley lost nearly everything in the Camp Fire, including his cancer medicine. UC Davis Health and Adventist Health teamed up to salvage his cancer care and get him back on track.

Bay Area surgeon and healthcare executive chooses UC Davis for complex cancer surgery

November 5, 2019

After attempts to see specialists in the Bay Area failed, a San Francisco surgeon sought cancer care at UC Davis Health and is now back doing everything he loves to do.

October 2019

Young investigator awarded $1 million for prostate cancer research

October 28, 2019

UC Davis scientist to tackle prostate cancer with new award.

FACEBOOK LIVE 10/23: Helen Chew, breast cancer research and screening, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 23, 2019

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join us for a Facebook Live conversation with Helen Chew, director of the Clinical Breast Cancer Program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Anthony Seibert to receive Radiological Society's highest honor

October 22, 2019

Tony Seibert will be honored with the Gold Medal by the Radiological Society of North America.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: UC Davis Health Breast Imaging team saves lives through screenings

October 17, 2019

In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the UC Davis Health Breast Imaging section is expanding service hours and offering small gifts to patients who get mammograms this month.

Strong showing for UC Davis Health cycling team at Crush Challenge

October 16, 2019

UC Davis Health brings large group of riders to the 5th annual Crush Challenge in Napa.

In rare honor, UC Davis Health physician named as Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 15, UC Davis Health dermatologist and autoimmune disease specialist Emanual Maverakis will be inducted as an Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, a rare distinction for a physician.

UC Davis awarded new CRISPR grant to test novel approach to cancer treatment

October 1, 2019

UC Davis scientists win NIH award to develop a novel approach to using CRISPR to tackle colon cancer cells.