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Ranked #36 nationally and rated high-performing in leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and more.

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Clinical Science

The World’s First Endoscopic, Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

UC Davis Health endoscopy team members performed the world’s first endoscopic, ultrasound-guided core biopsy of two pancreatic tumors and a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, allowing for improved diagnostic capabilities. Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, M.D., medical director of gastrointestinal endoscopy, performed the procedures using a unique instrument called EndoDrill® GI.

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CANCER CARE

Cancer Center First in Region with Prostate Cancer Therapy

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is now offering a leading-edge, outpatient, non-invasive prostate cancer procedure without a blade, an incision, a scar or radiation. It is called high-intensity focused ultrasound or (HIFU). Its use avoids the risks and the side effects that come with a radical prostatectomy while reducing time away from work or activities.

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Elisa Tong, M.D.
RESEARCH

Helping to Lead Health Equity-Focused Population Science Research

Elisa Tong, M.D., has been named assistant director for population sciences for UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UC Davis Health internist and renowned cancer center tobacco researcher will focus on health equity to improve cancer prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship.

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Awards and Recognitions
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Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer, cardiology, heart & vascular surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

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World-class cancer care

One of ~56 U.S. cancer centers designated “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute.

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Member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers.

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Accredited cancer programs

Cancer programs at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center are accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Cancer programs, like those at the cancer center, voluntarily participate in the commission’s Approvals Program and meet 36 standards of quality patient care.

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U.S. News badge: High performing in leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma treatment

Ranked high-performing in leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma treatment

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in treating leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma.

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U.S. News badge: High performing in colon cancer surgery

Ranked high-performing in colon cancer surgery

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in colon cancer surgery.

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U.S. News badge: High performing in lung cancer surgery

Ranked high-performing in lung cancer surgery

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in lung cancer surgery.

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U.S. News badge: High performing in ovarian cancer surgery

Ranked high-performing in ovarian cancer surgery

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in ovarian cancer surgery.

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U.S. News badge: High performing in prostate cancer surgery

Ranked high-performing in prostate cancer surgery

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in prostate cancer surgery.

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U.S. News badge: High performing in uterine cancer surgery

Ranked high-performing in uterine cancer surgery

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in uterine cancer surgery.

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Ranked among the nation’s top performers

UC Davis Medical Center received Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for 2024, placing us among the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance. We also received accolades for high-quality patient care, known as Specialty Excellent Awards, in five areas including cardiac, neurosciences, gastrointestinal, critical care and pulmonary specialties.

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Recognized as a great hospital in America

UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by the 2023 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Great hospitals in America” list.

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Recognized as a hospital with a great oncology program

UC Davis Health has earned national recognition from Becker’s for their work in cancer care. Our programs offer leading-edge clinical trials and pioneer research discoveries that expand access to care and enhance patient outcomes.

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The nation’s highest nursing honor

UC Davis Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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