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November 2019

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.

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.

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.

September 2019

New chief for biostatistics

September 5, 2019

Diana Miglioretti has been selected as chief of the Division of Biostatistics in the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences.

Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce them

September 3, 2019

Physician groups have pushed to reduce rates of medical imaging, but they continue to go up, raising concerns about potential harms to patients, UC Davis and other researchers have found.

August 2019

Surgeon helps patient survive pancreatic cancer

August 22, 2019

The power of positivity has kept Arthur “Chip” Hollister on a road to recovery — first for prostate cancer and then for pancreatic cancer.

UC Davis lung cancer experts introduce Latin American oncologists to advances in care

August 1, 2019

Oncologists visiting from various Latin American countries learn the latest in lung cancer diagnosis and care at UC Davis Health.

July 2019

Taking on a taboo: Finding non-opioid alternatives for cancer pain

July 29, 2019

Wesley Watson, who has multiple myeloma and related spinal pain, hopes for relief with a surgical procedure that should reduce the need for opioid medication and the potential for addiction.

UC Davis Health aims to end hepatitis B spread

July 25, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, with partners in Sacramento County and the community, has an ambitious goal to end the transmission of hepatitis B in the Asian American community through comprehensive screening and vaccination.

Worrisome increase in some medical scans during pregnancy

July 24, 2019

Study finds high rate of CT scan use in pregnant women in the U.S. and Canada, despite warnings to reduce radiation exposure to mothers and fetuses during pregnancy.

Luis Carvajal-Carmona named basic science leader at Cancer Center

July 1, 2019

Carvajal-Carmona to lead basic science at Cancer Center.

June 2019

Teen cancer patient gives back to kids with autism

June 25, 2019

Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism. 

EXPLORER, a UC Davis imaging breakthrough, makes a media splash

June 17, 2019

EXPLORER, the world's first total-body PET scanner, has been installed at UC Davis Health and will be ready for patient use this summer. Area media outlets got a sneak peek of the new technology on Monday.

More than 130 attend second annual blood cancer event

June 12, 2019

Blood cancer patients and their caregivers from as far as Oregon attended Live Your Best Life, an annual blood cancer event co-hosted by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area teen shares gift with pediatric cancer patients

June 5, 2019

UC Davis Health patient Saul Dominguez received news that Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted his wish. What did he ask for? To help others. 

May 2019

Robotic surgery for early throat cancer

May 29, 2019

Robotic-assisted surgery for throat cancer? Here's a success story peppered with good information!

Primo Lara named deputy chair of leading cancer research network

May 24, 2019

Lara takes on deputy chair role at SWOG.

Cancer Center receives $3 million national clinical trials grant

May 24, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded the National Clinical Trials Network - Lead Academic Participating Sites (LAPS) UG1 grant – the only center in California to do so.

Department of Defense grant will support novel bladder cancer treatment research

May 21, 2019

Large federal grant will boost research into immunotherapy treatment for bladder cancer.

Bold named physician-in-chief of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

May 14, 2019

Richard Bold, M.D., chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, has been named Physician-in-Chief of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

April 2019

California breast cancer experts gather to address health equality among Latinas

April 30, 2019

This mini-symposium, led by Luis Carvajal-Carmona, is part of the Cancer Center's Latino Cancer Health Equity Initiative funded by a $3 million grant received in February.

UC Davis faculty engage community in education about the impact of flavored tobacco use

April 25, 2019

UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty are addressing the surge in use of flavored tobacco products and their associated risks.

UC Davis Health and Adventist Health partner to bring cancer care to Chico and patients affected by the Camp Fire

April 8, 2019

Camp Fire victims now have cancer care closer to home with new UC Davis Health-Adventist Health clinic in Chico.

March 2019

Rectal cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons

March 26, 2019

The rectal cancer surgery program at UC Davis Health has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), making it one of just nine programs in the nation to achieve this recognition.

'Jeopardy!' host diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: What you should know about the disease

March 7, 2019

Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Here are some things to know about the hard-to-detect disease.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts first official head-shaving event

March 6, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is raising funds for pediatric cancer research by hosting Rock the Bald on Monday, March 11.

A brace of bald guys steps up in video for child cancer research

March 4, 2019

Vice Chancellor Lubarsky and fellow bald UC Davis Health staff and faculty teamed up to raise awareness about pediatric cancer research. 

February 2019

Radiologists quickly improve screening performance with 3D mammography

February 26, 2019

Radiologists quickly learn to read 3D mammography more accurately than they read standard 2D mammograms, a first-of-its-kind study by a UC Davis researcher has found.

Robot-assisted throat cancer surgery gets assist from novel optical device

February 8, 2019

For hard-to-reach tumors at the back of the throat, robots can assist surgeons to remove cancers in a less invasive way. But this high-tech approach has a drawback: the surgeon’s inability to assess through touch whether they’ve been able to get all of the cancer out.

New treatment directs lymphoma patient's own cells to attack tumor

February 6, 2019

Oncologists at UC Davis Health treated their first patient with a revolutionary new kind of therapy developed for people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma for whom other treatment approaches have failed.

January 2019

Physician-researchers earn clinical research honors

January 22, 2019

A research study co-authored by UC Davis Health physicians Jonathan Ducore and Adam Giermasz, co-directors of the UC Davis Health Hemophilia Treatment Center has received a national “Top Ten” award by the Clinical Research Forum.

10-year-old Kameron Fox to be honored at Aggies men's basketball game on Saturday

January 18, 2019

Like many boys his age, 10-year-old Kameron Fox loves sports. He loves to compete. He loves to win.

Anti-inflammatory compound helps protect against cancer growth

January 14, 2019

When chemotherapy kills cancer cells, the debris of dead and dying cells can lead to inflammation and the surge of more cancerous cells. Newly published research on ovarian cancer, involving an anti-inflammatory compound developed in the Bruce Hammock lab at UC Davis, and tested at Harvard Medical School on mouse models, indicates that the compound not only suppresses inflammation but reduces cancer growth, acting as a “surge protector.”

More than 150 UC Davis Health physicians named "Top Docs"

January 11, 2019

Annual Survey by Sacramento Magazine highlights expertise in primary and specialty care delivery.

Top 15 foods you should be eating in 2019

January 4, 2019

New year, new diet, right? But which foods should we be eating in 2019 to optimize our health? We asked UC Davis Health experts which foods they recommend to help us all glean health benefits in the new year.

December 2018

Immunotherapy and another chance make the holidays brighter for Grass Valley man

December 19, 2018

In 2013 Phil Hindt faced a life-threatening diagnosis: liver failure. Doctors told him he needed a transplant, which he received at a Bay Area teaching hospital on Thanksgiving Day, 2014.

Walking in a winter wonderland

December 11, 2018

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center became a winter wonderland on Saturday at the annual Mike Smyth Children’s Holiday Party.