Skip to main content
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Research Overview

Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, leader of the Molecular Oncology Program at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses advances in cancer research and how this research translates into the development of strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancers.

Discovery, Innovation, Hope

When patients choose UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, they are choosing care from a national leader in basic and clinical research and innovative approaches to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Our center has unique collaborations with major scientific organizations such as the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that translate to clinical benefits for our patients. These partnerships also have resulted in new imaging techniques that improve cancer detection, better drug therapies and therapeutic strategies, and more effective approaches to treating and curing cancer.

Our Research Programs 

Our research programs are made up of cancer center members who are experts in numerous disciplines and are interested in a related group of cancer challenges.

 

Molecular Oncology ResearchMolecular Oncology 

A cadre of scientific researchers working to unravel cancer’s molecular secrets to better diagnose and treat cancers

READ MOREarrow
FOR RESEARCHERSarrow

 

Cancer Disparities ResearchPopulation Sciences and Health Disparities 

Research dedicated to understanding why cancer affects different people differently and ways to eliminate disparities among racial and ethnic groups

READ MOREarrow
FOR RESEARCHERSarrow 

Cancer Biology in AnimalsComparative Oncology 

Advances in cancer research and treatment for pets that could ultimately benefit human patients

READ MOREarrow
FOR RESEARCHERSarrow  

 

Prostate cancer researchProstate Cancer 

Urology department is a top-funded research powerhouse, performing leading-edge work in prostate cancer research

READ MOREarrow
FOR RESEARCHERSarrow 

Cancer therapeutics researchCancer Therapeutics 

Innovative methods for identifying and finding new agents, delivery systems to treat cancer

READ MOREarrow
FOR RESEARCHERSarrow  

Biomedical technology researchBiomedical Technology 

A team of researchers who apply innovative engineering technologies to solve cancer challenges

READ MOREarrow
FOR RESEARCHERSarrow