UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center news UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/cancer_center.gif https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/cancercenter UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center news UC Davis scientist and surgeon team take on pancreatic cancer with SU2C grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13365/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13365 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 20, 2018) - UC Davis scientist Julie Sutcliffe and surgical oncologist Richard Bold have been awarded a $1 million “New Therapies Challenge” grant from the Pancreatic Cancer Collective in an effort to improve survival for people with the disease. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13365 Dorsey Griffith 2018-11-20T00:00:00Z Human images from the world's first total-body medical scanner unveiled https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13358/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13358 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 19, 2018) - EXPLORER, the world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13358 Dorsey Griffith 2018-11-19T00:00:00Z Nursing excellence at UC Davis Medical Center again receives national recognition https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13275/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13275 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 19, 2018) - This week, the American Nurses Credentialing Center announced that it has renewed the hospital’s Magnet® designation for another four-year term. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13275 Charles Casey 2018-10-19T00:00:00Z UC Davis pediatric cancer patient has wish granted to be a Sacramento Republic FC player https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13246/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13246 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2018) - Wishes do come true. If in doubt, ask pediatric cancer patient Matthew Harding. The 15-year-old boy from Elverta received the surprise of a lifetime on Wednesday when he became the youngest soccer player in Sacramento Republic FC history to be signed to a contract, as part of his Make-a-Wish wish. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13246 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-10-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis-led statewide tobacco cessation effort launched https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13233/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13233 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2018) - UC Davis Health tobacco researcher and physician Elisa Tong is leading a statewide effort to help safety-net health care systems guide their patients who use tobacco products to resources to help them quit. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13233 Dorsey Griffith 2018-10-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center starts new adult infusion clinic on Oct. 6 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13213/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13213 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2018) - Beginning Oct. 6, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer Saturday infusion services to adult oncology and non-oncology patients. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13213 Shawn Kramer 2018-10-02T00:00:00Z Sutcliffe elected 2020 president of World Molecular Imaging Society https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13193/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13193 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2018) - Read more about Julie Sutcliffe's position and how she plans to tackle the role of president of the World Molecular Imaging Society. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13193 Shawn Kramer 2018-09-25T00:00:00Z Study seeks to improve cancer survival for Latinos, Asians and Blacks https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13137/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13137 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2018) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $6.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities for a 5-year study to tease out why some ethnic and racial minority groups fare worse than whites when they get cancer and to find more precise treatments to improve their chances of survival. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13137 Dorsey Griffith 2018-09-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis research informs new national cervical cancer screening recommendation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13122/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13122 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2018) - A comprehensive analysis of eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening by researchers from UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest has found that while Pap smears are still highly effective for detecting pre-cancerous cells and cancer, testing for the virus that causes these cancers also is an excellent screening tool. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13122 Dorsey Griffith 2018-08-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center Again Ranked One of California's Top Hospitals https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13110/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13110 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 14, 2018) - U.S. News ranks the medical center among the nation's best in 11 specialties; No. 5 in California, and No. 1 in Sacramento overall for 2018-19. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13110 Charles Casey 2018-08-14T00:00:00Z Study of cancer survival over 20-year period in California finds improvements for some, but not all https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13098/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13098 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - Better treatments and improved screening programs that detect cancer at earlier stages led to an overall 12 percent improvement in cancer survival in California, according to a new report from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13098 Carole Gan 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z Liquid biopsy could ease the way to immunotherapy for lung cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13076/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13076 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis, Genentech and Foundation Medicine are the first to show that a blood-based test to assess tumor mutational burden (TMB) accurately identifies non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who could benefit from immunotherapies called checkpoint inhibitors. The blood test offers a much less invasive and more repeatable alternative to tissue testing. The study was published online today in Nature Medicine. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13076 Dorsey Griffith 2018-08-06T00:00:00Z All about the virus responsible for the throat cancer surge https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13067/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13067 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2018) - Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of certain types of throat cancer. Dr. Michael Moore, director of head and neck surgery at UC Davis and an HPV-related cancer expert, answers some tough questions about the trend and what can be done about it. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13067 Dorsey Griffith 2018-07-31T00:00:00Z Cancer Center to help patients tackle nicotine addiction https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13039/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13039 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2018) - Steven Berkstresser has chewed tobacco for most of the past 40 years, and he’s always wanted to kick the habit. But it was a cancer diagnosis that prompted him to join a UC Davis program to help him quit. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13039 Dorsey Griffith 2018-07-18T00:00:00Z Jonathan Riess receives 2018 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13026/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13026 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2018) - The National Cancer Institute recognizes UC Davis oncologist for outstanding clinical research. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/13026 Shawn Kramer 2018-07-11T00:00:00Z Walk to benefit lung cancer research June 23 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12953/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12953 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - Join two UC Davis lung cancer specialists for the third annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” run/walk on Saturday, June 23 in Sacramento. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12953 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Nationally prominent brain tumor specialist to lead neurological surgery at UC Davis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12702/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12702 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2018) - Renowned surgeon, scientist and educator Griffith R. Harsh IV has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Julian R. Youmans Chair in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He begins his new position July 1. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12702 Karen Finney 2018-06-12T00:00:00Z Stem cell transplants extend life for multiple myeloma patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12950/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12950 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have confirmed that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant improves survival for people suffering from multiple myeloma, yet many potentially eligible patients never undergo the procedure. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12950 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-11T00:00:00Z Cancer Center joins clinics to improve cancer screening and care in underserved Sacramento communities https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12923/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12923 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) - A unique collaboration spearheaded by UC Davis cancer specialists was launched June 1 to enhance cancer prevention, screening, detection and specialty oncology care for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Sacramento. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12923 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis cancer survivors - and survivors everywhere - to be honored at Sacramento Republic FC game https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12915/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12915 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 29, 2018) - National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 2 during the Sacramento Republic FC game at Papa Murphy’s Park against Orange County SC starting at 8 p.m. Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12915 Dorsey Griffith 2018-05-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center teams up with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12892/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12892 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2018) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, in collaboration with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, presents “Live Your Best Life: Advances in Blood Cancer Treatment and Patient Support” on Saturday, June 9. The day-long conference will be held at the Medical Education Building, 4610 X Street, Sacramento, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.). The event is free to the public and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch. Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12892 Shawn Kramer 2018-05-18T00:00:00Z Review by UC Davis researchers informs new prostate cancer screening recommendations https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12858/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12858 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) - An exhaustive review by UC Davis researchers of more than 60 studies is the basis for new national recommendations about prostate cancer screening. The review and the findings were published May 8 in JAMA. Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12858 Dorsey Griffith 2018-05-09T00:00:00Z Primo "Lucky" Lara named UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12775/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12775 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2018) - Primo Nery Lara, Jr. has been named director of the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, leading a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding and a clinical enterprise that serves more than 10,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout the region every year. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12775 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-03T00:00:00Z Christopher Evans awarded top honor by the European Association of Urology https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12730/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12730 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 13, 2018) - Christopher Evans, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Urology and president of the Society of Urologic Oncology, will receive the Platinum Award at the International Friendship Dinner on Sunday, March 18 during the 33rd annual European Association of Urology (EAU) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12730 Shawn Kramer 2018-03-13T00:00:00Z Primo Lara to become new deputy chair of SWOG https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12724/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12724 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2018) - Primo “Lucky” Lara, Jr. will become the new deputy chair of SWOG, a research organization of more than 12,000 people at over 1,000 hospitals and clinics that designs and conducts publicly funded cancer clinical trials and that represents a major force cancer advances worldwide.   Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12724 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-09T00:00:00Z Acute myeloid leukemia patients have reduced early mortality at NCI-designated cancer centers https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12715/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12715 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 8, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who received their care at a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center in California had a dramatically reduced risk of early mortality. Using data from the California Cancer Registry and the Patient Discharge Dataset, the team determined that the risk was reduced by 53 percent. These findings were reported in February in the journal Cancer. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12715 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-08T00:00:00Z Young cancer survivors' risk of heart disease related to race and socioeconomic factors https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12663/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12663 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors who are African American, poor or have public or no health insurance are far more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, heart failure or stroke later in life than non-Hispanic white cancer survivors. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12663 Dorsey Griffith 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher urges caution on engineered stem cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12557/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12557 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2018) - In a commentary published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, UC Davis researcher William Murphy expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, Murphy argues that their risks must be carefully studied in diverse animal models.  Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12557 Dorsey Griffith 2018-01-03T00:00:00Z