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April 2020

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.

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.