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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patient stories

Ask us about clinical trials!As a national leader in cancer care, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to offering the most advanced therapies to patients so that they can have the best possible outcomes. Clinical trials of new drugs and other treatments are part of that commitment, ensuring both the best care for our patients and advancement of discoveries that will benefit patients everywhere. Below, some of our clinical trials participants share their stories of hope.

Toni Carter © UC Regents

"I joined a clinical trial because I want to make it a better world for my daughter and grandchildren. Hopefully, by the time they’re old enough to face the possibility of cancer, there will be a cure or more effective treatments."

Toni Carter,Sacramento
Breast cancer clinical trial participant


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John Dorton © UC Regents

"I have accomplished a few things in my life, but I figured that if I participate in a clinical trial and it helps someone else and it’s successful, I’ll feel like maybe I was a little part of it."

John Dorton,
Lockford, Calif.
Lung cancer clinical trial participant


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Alan Hans © UC Regents

"I haven’t been sick a single day. I get up in the morning and go to work. I wouldn’t be alive today if I hadn’t gone on a clinical trial."

Alan Hans,
Gerber, Calif.
Bladder cancer clinical trial participant


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Elizabeth LaCasia © UC Regents

"My oncologist stressed molecular and genetic testing to gather as much information about my disease as possible. I have had an incredible response to this drug regimen. I have a future again."

Elizabeth Lacasia,
San Carlos, Calif.
Lung cancer clinical trial participant


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Shane Rogers © UC Regents

"It’s not until your own child is diagnosed with cancer that you understand how important these clinical trials were in the past. It’s why survival rates are so high now."

Kristen Rogers,
mother of Shane, 8,
El Dorado Hills, Calif. Leukemia clinical trial participant


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