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 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 UC Davis Cancer Care Network welcomes two new sites http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11756/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11756 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 26, 2017) - The UC Davis Health Cancer Care Network of community oncology programs has expanded to include Barton Health in Lake Tahoe and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in the southeastern Sierra. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11756 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-26T00:00:00Z Faulty DNA error correction genes set stage for familial gastric cancer http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2017) - A large team of researchers from UC Davis and several European and Latin American institutions have identified genetic variations that contribute to familial gastric cancer. These inherited mutations, which affect the PALB2, BRCA1 and RAD51C genes and have been implicated in other cancer types, impair a critical DNA repair mechanism called homologous recombination. These findings could improve preventive care, as well as provide targets for new therapies. The study was published last month in the journal Gastroenterology.  Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11743 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-19T00:00:00Z Many late-stage lung cancer patients do not get treatment http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11742/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11742 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 18, 2017) - A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment. Based on data between 1998 and 2012 from the National Cancer Database, 21 percent of patients (190,539) with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) received no specific cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. Many of the untreated patients were women, elderly, minorities, low income and uninsured. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11742 Doreen Purvis 2017-01-18T00:00:00Z World's first total-body PET scanner takes big step forward http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11744/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11744 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 17, 2017) - The UC Davis-based EXPLORER consortium, which aims to build a revolutionary total-body PET (positron emission tomography) scanner, has announced the selection of two industry partners to help build the prototype device. They are United Imaging Healthcare America, a North American subsidiary of Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare, and SensL Technologies of Cork, Ireland. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11744 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis and nation's cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11722/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11722 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2017) - Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11722 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health welcomes Beijing medical equipment company http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11721/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11721 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2017) - UC Davis Health has entered into an agreement with Top Grade Health Care to establish a translational research and development center to advance the treatment of patients with cancer. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11721 Charles Casey 2017-01-09T00:00:00Z Immunotherapy improves survival in late-stage lung cancer patients http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11671/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11671 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2016) - A large trial by UC Davis professor David Gandara has found that the immunotherapy atezolizumab was superior to chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11671 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-12T00:00:00Z Kindness, compassion key to cancer center pharmacy program http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11623/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11623 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 16, 2016) - Jacquelyn Conway, a mother who enjoys taking long walks and cooking organic meals, was told she had invasive breast cancer In August 2012. That began an arduous series of cancer treatments starting with chemotherapy – and a determined approach to survival.  Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11623 Dorsey Griffith 2016-11-16T00:00:00Z Cancer research pioneer to speak on therapy advances http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11617/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11617 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 15, 2016) - Alan Ashworth, renowned basic cancer scientist and president of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, will present a talk on synthetic lethal approaches to cancer therapy Nov. 30 at UC Davis. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11617 Dorsey Griffith 2016-11-15T00:00:00Z Breast cancer patients have new surgery option with radioactive seed http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11591/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11591 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 3, 2016) - UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers a new technique for breast cancer patients undergoing surgery to remove breast cancer that may improve cosmetic outcomes and the patient’s surgery experience. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11591 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-11-03T00:00:00Z Terminally ill cancer patients fare poorly after surgery http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11561/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11561 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 25, 2016) - Patients with disseminated advanced cancer who undergo surgery are far more likely to endure long hospital stays and readmissions, referrals to extended care facilities and death, UC Davis researchers have found. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11561 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-25T00:00:00Z Sexual pain in women after cancer is common, and too often ignored http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11550/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11550 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2016) - Painful sex in women after cancer treatment is relatively common, often treatable and needs to be addressed by medical providers, a UC Davis oncologist and researcher suggests. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11550 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-20T00:00:00Z Workshop set for young adults with cancer http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11542/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11542 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 18, 2016) - Young adults dealing with the effects of cancer are invited to attend Pushing Past Cancer, a free day of education and motivation, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Davis Sacramento campus. The event is open to cancer patients ages 18-40, their support persons and medical professionals. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11542 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-18T00:00:00Z NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Expands in California http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11535/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11535 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 13, 2016) - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has named the California Precision Medicine Consortium as a regional medical center group in the national network of health care provider organizations that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11535 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-13T00:00:00Z Cancer Care Network symposium focuses on precision medicine and end-of-life options http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11515/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11515 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 4, 2016) - More than 80 people attended the 4th annual Cancer Care Network Symposium Saturday at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium to explore key topics in cancer care, including the new End of Life Option Act.  Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11515 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-04T00:00:00Z