UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center news UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/cancer_center.gif http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/cancercenter UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center news UC Davis researcher urges caution on engineered stem cells http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12557 Dorsey Griffith 2018-01-03T00:00:00Z New grant funds study of immune cell activity in stem cell transplantation http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12545/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12545 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 21, 2017) - A team of UC Davis investigators has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to examine a common virus and its effects on immune system function after stem cell transplantation. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12545 Dorsey Griffith 2017-12-21T00:00:00Z Enhanced natural killer cells attack solid tumors http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12524/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12524 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 19, 2017) - Human and veterinary researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that enhanced natural killer (NK) immune cells, combined with radiation therapy, can be effective against spontaneous osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in dogs. The research showed these NK cells homed in on cancer and reduced metastasis in the treated dogs, offering a potential immunotherapy against solid tumors. The study was published today in the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer.  Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12524 Dorsey Griffith 2017-12-19T00:00:00Z In cancer, talking about bad news can be good http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12466/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12466 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 17, 2017) - Giving bad news is never easy, especially when it’s life or death. But when an oncologist delivers a poor prognosis to a cancer patient, does it harm their relationship?  Some research studies have suggested it can. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12466 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-17T00:00:00Z Unlocking the genetics of cancer http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12427/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12427 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 7, 2017) - For many, breast cancer is more than just a disease – it’s personal. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. But through new discoveries at the genetic level, the personal nature of cancer will eventually be what helps to beat it. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12427 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-07T00:00:00Z Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12394/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12394 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 25, 2017) - Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12394 Karen Finney 2017-10-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis to host fourth annual Human Genomics Symposium http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12380/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12380 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2017) - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12380 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-24T00:00:00Z Moonshot grant advances immune therapy for dogs - and one day people - with cancer http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12373/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12373 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2017) - UC Davis has received its first National Cancer Institute (NCI) Moonshot grant  ̶  $2.5 million over five years  ̶  to explore immunotherapy treatments for dogs who develop melanoma and osteosarcoma and that may one day benefit humans, as well. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12373 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-20T00:00:00Z Cancer Center hosts lung cancer research conference http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12372/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12372 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 19, 2017) - Members of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center lung cancer treatment team will present at WCLC 2017, a one-day conference on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in San Francisco. Presenters will share the latest lung cancer and other thoracic malignancy advances highlighted at the recent 18th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer in Japan. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12372 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-19T00:00:00Z "Smart" immune cells: Emerging cancer therapy research at UC Davis receives a boost with NIH award http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12339/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12339 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2017) - Assistant Professor Sean Collins, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has received a $1.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to advance the development of “smart” immune cells for therapies to treat cancer and other diseases. The five-year NIH Director’s New Innovator Award aims to provide new insight into how to engineer immune cells to control their recruitment and response to tumors. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12339 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series starts Oct. 4 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12325/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12325 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2017) - UC Davis Children's Hospital, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UC Davis Genome Center are hosting the 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series, a monthly series focusing on genomic medicine topics, led by UC Davis faculty. Seminars will be held the first Wednesday of every month at noon at the Center for Health and Technology, room 1341. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12325 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives $8 million to expand access to stem cell clinical trials http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12318/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12318 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2017) - The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine today awarded a nearly $8 million grant to University of California, Davis, stem cell researchers to launch a special clinical trials program in Sacramento to accelerate the therapeutic development and delivery of stem cell therapies in human patients. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12318 Charles Casey 2017-09-28T00:00:00Z $3.3 million grant funds early detection of pancreatic cancer http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2017) - UC Davis researchers, led by Julie Sutcliffe, have received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance efforts to diagnose pancreatic cancer before it spreads.  Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12315 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-27T00:00:00Z Knoepfler awarded second Alex's Lemonade Stand research grant http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12241/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12241 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 30, 2017) - UC Davis stem cell scientist Paul Knoepfler has been awarded a second $250,000 grant for glioma research from an organization begun 15 years ago by a 5-year-old girl with a deadly form of childhood cancer. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12241 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-30T00:00:00Z Before sarcoma surgery - radiation http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12224/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12224 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2017) - UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy before surgery improves overall survival for patients with soft tissue sarcomas. This pre-surgical, or neoadjuvant, radiotherapy allows surgeons to get better margins around tumors and remove even microscopic cancer tissue more often. The study was published recently  in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12224 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-18T00:00:00Z One of America's top hospitals http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12187/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12187 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2017) - U.S. News & World Report, which annually recognizes hospitals that excel in treating patients with serious and challenging injuries and illnesses, has again ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation's best hospitals. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12187 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-08T00:00:00Z Leader in cross-cultural care heads general medicine at UC Davis Health http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12182/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12182 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2017) - Shin-Ping Tu, a national expert on improving health care delivery and cross-cultural medical care, has become chief of the Division of General Medicine at UC Davis Health. She leads a team of nearly 40 physicians who provide comprehensive treatment to adults and research innovative ways to advance patient care, train physicians and improve health policy. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12182 Karen Finney 2017-08-01T00:00:00Z Massive study launched to test personalized approach to breast cancer screening http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12179/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12179 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2017) - Sorting out when or whether to get mammograms can be perplexing for any woman, and a health provider’s advice may not settle the matter. That’s because even experts disagree about when screening mammography is appropriate and for whom. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12179 Dorsey Griffith 2017-07-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health hosts migrant student workshop http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12101/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12101 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 20, 2017) - UC Davis Health welcomes 145 migrant high school students Sunday, June 25 for a day of tours, talks and opportunities to learn more about medical science from students, fellows and faculty. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12101 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-20T00:00:00Z How treating a dog's tumors may help in the fight against human cancer http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12064/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12064 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2017) - With its internationally renowned school of veterinary medicine and its NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, UC Davis is uniquely positioned to harness the power of each to tackle one of life’s greatest challenges: cancer.  Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12064 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-06T00:00:00Z Cancer Center researchers present at international ASCO meeting http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2017) - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12060 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-06T00:00:00Z Gandara named "Giant of Cancer Care" http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12049/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12049 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 2, 2017) - David R. Gandara, professor and director of thoracic oncology at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named a “Giant of Cancer Care” in lung cancer by OncLive in recognition of his work to advance the field of oncology through his contributions in research and clinical practice. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12049 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis signs agreement to license novel CT scanning technology http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12033/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12033 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2017) - UC Davis has signed a licensing agreement providing Isotropic Imaging Corporation the rights to commercialize a novel computed tomography (CT) scanner that has the potential to improve breast cancer detection and positively impact women’s health. Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12033 Dorsey Griffith 2017-05-24T00:00:00Z In Memoriam: Robert E. Chason, former UC Davis Medical Center CEO http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12000/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12000 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2017) - Former UC Davis Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Robert E. Chason passed away on May 8, 2017, following a brief illness. He was 73. Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/12000 Carole Gan 2017-05-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis cancer researcher receives Kimmel Scholar Award http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11969/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11969 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2017) - Sean Collins, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, has received a Kimmel Scholar Award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11969 Sheri Chow 2017-04-25T00:00:00Z Early cancer deaths linked to being single, living in a poor neighborhood http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11964/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11964 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 25, 2017) - Patients in California hospitals were more likely to die within 60 days of being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia – a cancer of the blood and bone marrow – if they were unmarried, lived in a less-affluent neighborhood or lacked health insurance. The UC Davis study also found that patients treated at a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center were more likely to survive. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11964 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-25T00:00:00Z Second cancers deadlier in young patients http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11940/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11940 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2017) - Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11940 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-20T00:00:00Z Hitting cancer with high-intensity ultrasound and immunotherapy http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11898/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11898 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2017) - In a new study published today in JCI Insight, UC Davis researchers have shown that combining high-intensity focused ultrasound with two immunotherapies (a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor and TLR9 agonist) can produce excellent response rates in mouse models of epithelial cancer. They also found that, for the combination to be effective, immunotherapies must come first. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11898 Dorsey Griffith 2017-03-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis music, pet and cuddle therapy programs featured in new KVIE documentary http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11890/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11890 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2017) - Three UC Davis programs are featured in a new documentary produced by KVIE that explores non-pharmacological approaches to helping people heal. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11890 Dorsey Griffith 2017-03-21T00:00:00Z Research linking obesity to immune function and disease gets funding boost http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11829/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11829 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis have received $3.2 million in federal funds to further investigate how obesity and inflammation affect the body’s immune system in fighting cancer. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11829 Dorsey Griffith 2017-02-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds mold, bacterial contaminants in medical marijuana samples http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11791/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11791 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 7, 2017) - UC Davis physician researchers have found that medical marijuana contains multiple bacterial and fungal pathogens that may cause serious and even fatal infections. They warn that smoking, vaping or inhaling aerosolized marijuana could pose a grave risk to patients, especially those with leukemia, lymphoma, AIDS or conditions requiring immune-suppressing therapies. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11791 Carole Gan 2017-02-07T00:00:00Z