Members of our department play a key role in cancer research and are major contributors to the programs within our NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Pathology faculty members are:
- Studying the influence of the microbiome, diet, and nutrition in neoplasia.
- Identifying and testing new biomarkers that can be useful in determining cancer risk, progression, and treatment.
- Using unique mouse models to study human carcinogenesis, including the transplantable mammary intraepithelial neoplasia outgrowth (MINO) model derived from transgenic mice.
- Developing new informatics tools, including disease registries and methods to leverage patient outreach in the electronic medical record, that are essential to cancer research.
- Active members of translational teams at the Cancer Center as key collaborators and leaders in their subspecialty areas.
- Leaders in translational research programs that create new approaches to cancer care that span the UC campuses:
- Directors of shared resources:
Departmental faculty members pursuing research in cancer collaborate with the following UC Davis units and programs: School of Veterinary Medicine; Stem Cell Program; Comprehensive Cancer Center; Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases; California National Primate Research Center; Mouse Biology Program; Center for Health Informatics; Mutant Mouse Pathology Laboratory; Center for Neuroscience; MIND Institute; Program in International and Community Nutrition; Alzheimer's Disease Center; Center for Biophotonics, and more.
Meet our faculty who are pursuing research related to cancer:
- Alaa Afify, M.D.
- Alexander Borowsky, M.D.
- Mingyi Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
- Morgan Darrow, M.D.
- Denis Dwyre, M.D.
- Elham Vali Betts, M.D.
- Regina Gandour-Edwards, M.D.
- Jeffrey Gregg, M.D.
- Dorina Gui, M.D., Ph.D.
- Michael Hogarth, M.D.
- Eric Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
- Karen Matsukuma, M.D.
- Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.
- Tao Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
- Yanhong Zhang, M.D.