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Study seeks to improve cancer survival for Latinos, Asians and Blacks

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...
21-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research Informs New National Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendation

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...
16-Aug-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Liquid Biopsy Could Ease the Way to Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

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...
6-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stem Cell Transplants Extend Life for Multiple Myeloma Patients

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.
12-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Have Reduced Early Mortality at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

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...
8-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

There’s an App for That

UC Davis pathologist Hooman Rashidi is an expert in blood disorders but also a computer programmer. He has married the two disciplines and created must-have learning tools for medical students and residents. His latest is HemeQuiz1, a medical...
14-Feb-2018 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Unlocking the Genetics of Cancer

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.
28-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Understudied Consequences of Peripheral Neuropathy after Chemotherapy

In two papers published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute researchers from UC Davis, UCLA and other institutions have found that peripheral neuropathy, which causes pain, numbness, and tingling in hands and/or feet, can bother...
29-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Surge in Throat Cancer, Especially in Men

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...
31-Jul-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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UC Davis Researcher Urges Caution on Engineered Stem Cells

In a commentary published in the Jan. 4 issue of 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...
3-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST

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#Autism, #vaccine experts can comment on Trump's Vaccine Safety Commission and Robert Kennedy Jr. leadership appointment

10-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST

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UC Davis Dermatologist Oma Agbai Specializes in #Skin and Hair Disorders Unique to #Ethnic Skin, as Well as in Medical and Cosmetic Procedures for Patients of All Skin Types

13-Jul-2016 5:05 PM EDT

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#Breastcancer experts can discuss screening guidelines based on research @ucdavis. #radiation exposure and dense #breasts

8-Jan-2016 7:05 PM EST

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Moon Chen, #Cancerdisparities Expert @UCD_Cancer, Can Discuss New #Cancer Data From @Americancancer Incl. Higher Mortality in Apis, Latinos

7-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST

Mammogram Interval Study Author Available to Discuss Research Behind New ASC Guidelines

20-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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UC Davis #Breastcancer Imaging Expert Diana Miglioretti Available 2 Discuss Import of UCSF #Breastdensity Study

18-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute comprehensive-designated center serving the Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of more than 6 million people. Its top specialists provide compassionate, comprehensive care for more than 9,000 adults and children every year, and offer patients access to more than 150 clinical trials at any given time. Its innovative research program includes more than 280 scientists at UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The unique partnership, the first between a major cancer center and national laboratory, has resulted in the discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat cancer. Through the Cancer Care Network, UC Davis is collaborating with a number of hospitals and clinical centers throughout the Central Valley and Northern California regions to offer the latest cancer-care services. Its community-based outreach and education programs address disparities in cancer outcomes across diverse populations. For more information, visit www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer.

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