Jonathan Ducore, M.D., M.P.H.

Jonathan M. Ducore, M.D., M.P.H.



Pediatric Hematology/Oncology




  • Co-Director, Hemophilia Treatment Center
  • Professor, Clinical Pediatrics


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Clinic Phone: 916-734-2781
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Jonathan M. Ducore specializes in tumors of the brain, bones and soft tissues as well as cancer epidemiology and pediatric chemotherapy. He actively performs clinical trials for pediatric cancer, hemophilia and sickle cell disease. Ducore is studying cancer incidence among immigrant Southeast Asian children. He has served as a Texas Department of Human Services and Crippled Children's Program consultant, and Medical Board of California expert reviewer.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Graduate Group in Epidemiology
UC Davis Children's Hospital
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1973

M.P.H., UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, California, 2002

B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1969

Internship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1973-74

Internship: University of Colorado Medical Center Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Denver, Colorado, 1973


University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1974-75


University of Colorado Medical Center and Denver Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, 1975-77

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 1978

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 1978

Professional Memberships

American Society of Hematology

International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis

Honors and Awards

Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Zoology, 1969

Elected, Phi Beta Kappa, 1968

Elected, Delta Phi Alpha, 1967

Select Recent Publications

Syvanen M, Ducore J. Whole genome comparisons reveals a possible chimeric origin for a major metazoan assemblage. Journal of Biological Systems, (18) 261-75. 2010

Zunino SJ, Storms DH, Ducore JM. Novel in vivo model of inducible multi-drug resistance in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with chromosomal translocation t(4;11). Cancer Lett. 2010 Oct 1;296(1):49-54. Epub 2010 Apr 9.

Zunino SJ, Storms DH, Ducore JM. Parthenolide treatment activates stress signaling proteins in high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells with chromosomal translocation t(4;11). Int J Oncol. 2010 Nov;37(5):1307-13.

Gofman I, Ducore JM. Risk Factors for the Development of Obesity in Children Surviving ALL and NHL. Journal of Pediatric Hematologyl Oncology, 31(2): 101-107. 2008

Zunino SJ, Ducore JM, Storms DH. Parthenolide induces significant apoptosis and production of reactive oxygen species in high-risk pre-B leukemia cells. Cancer Letters, 254(1): 119-27. 2007

Winter S, Holdsworth MT, Devidas M, Raisch OW, Ravindranath Y, Ducore JM, Amylon MD. Antimetabolite Based Therapy in Childhood T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: a Report of POG Study 9296. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 46: 179-86. 2006

Zwerdling T, Ducore JM, Taylor OS, West DC, Konia T. Rhabdomyoblastic pulmonary lesions in patients with Wilms' tumor: Choristomas or Metastases? Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 46(3):381-384. 2006

Kwan ML, Buffler PA, Wiemels JL, Metayer C, Selvin S, Ducore JM, Block, G. Breastfeeding Patterns and Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. British Journal of Cancer, 93(3): 379-384. 2005

Ducore JM, Parikh-Patel A, Gold EB. Cancer Occurrence in Southeast Asian Children in California. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 26(10): 613-618. 2004

Minn AY, Pollock BH, Garzarella L, Dahl GV, Kun LE, Ducore JM, Shibata A, Kepner J, Fisher PG. Surveillance neuroimaging to detect relapse in childhood brain tumors: a Pediatric Oncology Group study. J Clin Oncol, 19(21): 4135-40. 2001

Gospe SM, Caruso RD, Clegg MS, Keen CL, Pimstone NR, Ducore JM, Gettner SS, Kreutzer RA. Paraparesis, hypermanganesaemia, and polycythaernia: a novel presentation of cirrhosis. Arch Dis Child, 83(5): 439-42. 2000