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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Clinical Care
  • The only National Cancer Institute center serving California’s Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of 6 million people
  • Cares for more than 9,000 adults and children each yearFacts at a glance - clinical care
  • More than 150 adult and pediatric cancer clinical trials under way
  • Affiliate cancer centers through the Cancer Care Network in Yuba City, Truckee and Merced, offering patients state-of-the-art cancer care close to home
  • Highly trained oncology-certified nurses
  • The only National Marrow Donor Program Transplant Center in the region
  • Nearly 40 years of experience providing a full range of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and hospice/palliative care programs for children and adults
Research
  • $134 million cancer research program with nearly 300 scientists at work on more than 400 projects
  • The first major cancer center to forge a formal research partnership with a national laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Joyce Ma; Facts at a glance - researchHeadquarters for a $1.5 million National Cancer Institute-funded project to eliminate cancer disparities in Asian Americans nationwide
  • Collaboration with JAX-West Laboratories to develop better research models for new therapies
  • Leaders in translational research, with achievements in:
    • Combinatorial chemistry and novel nanotherapeutics for drug delivery and imaging
    • Anti-androgen and other novel therapeutic approaches for advanced prostate cancer
    • Basic science in DNA damage and repair and signal transduction
    • Glycomics in cancer diagnosis, prognosis and imaging