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Rated high-performing in prostate cancer surgery.

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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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Promising New Compound for Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancers

UC Davis Health researchers have developed a new compound that could offer alternatives for patients with treatment-resistant tumors. The molecule, called LX-1, simultaneously targets androgen receptor variants and the enzyme AKR1C3, which are both known to drive resistance. Their findings were presented at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting.

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Testing Immunotherapy in Drug-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Chengfei Liu, M.D., Ph.D., was recently awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program to study why some advanced prostate cancer is resistant to immunotherapy to develop new possible avenues for treatment.

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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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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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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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World-class cancer care

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

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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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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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