Joseph Tuscano, M.D.

Joseph M. Tuscano, M.D.




Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Professor
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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-362-5566

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tuscano's areas of specialty include the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, MDS, and multiple myeloma. He is also a member of the adult stem cell transplant team. He has both basic/translation and clinical research interests that include the development of novel antibody and other immune-based therapeutics for hematologic malignancies.


Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

Stem Cell Transplant Program
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stem Cell Research Program


M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1989

B.S., California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 1985


University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1989-1992


National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992-1994

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1994-1996

UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1997-1998

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 1998

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Hematology

Honors and Awards

Patent Pending: Fermented wheat germ proteins (FWGP) for the treatment of cancer. 05/20/2009, 2009

Pending Patent: Treatment methods using anti-CD22 antibodies. Date of US Patent Provisional Application - 02/13/02, 2002

University - Cure for Lymphoma Scholar Award, 1999

University - Christine Landgraf Memorial Award, 1997

Fellowship - NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, 1996

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