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November 2020

Obesity affects stem cell transplants for cancer, blood disorder treatments

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.

COVID-19 is a great reason to join the Great American Smokeout

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.

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek mourned as pancreatic cancer event raises profile of disease

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. 

Young survivors of acute myeloid leukemia have long-term complications from treatment

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.

Prominent cancer surgeon teaching techniques around the globe

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.

Does breastfeeding lower mother’s breast cancer risk?

November 5, 2020

Less than 40% of women in the U.S. know that breastfeeding lowers breast cancer risk.

Inaugural Love Your Lungs event kicks off Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Pancreatic cancer is often fatal and it’s on the rise.

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.

October 2020

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.

Patient gives thanks to team that saved her life, her baby and found her a home

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. 

UC Davis ofrecerá pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a los trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central

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.

UC Davis to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers

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

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.