Division of Hematology and Oncology News & Job Opportunities
The grant is one of five awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in February as part of a $64 million program to answer critical clinical questions about care for cancer, back pain and stroke. UC Davis’ share of the programs funds is $2.3 million, distributed over the length of the five-year research effort.
Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis Dean’s professor in biostatistics with the Department of Public Health Sciences and a cancer center researcher, and Karen Kelly, professor of medicine who is a lung cancer specialist and associate director for clinical research at the cancer center, are co-principal investigators on the grant.
Study Listed as Major Achievement in Cancer Research & Care
Research led by Dr. Moon S. Chen working at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center was selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology for inclusion in Clinical Cancer Advances 2015, the Society’s annual review of progress against cancer and emerging trends in the field. The study is titled, “Twenty years post-NIH Revitalization Act: Enhancing Minority Participation in Clinical Trials (EMPaCT): Laying the groundwork for improving minority clinical trial accrual.” Dr. Chen is extremely active on a regional, state and national level making a significant difference in obtaining effective treatment for cancer, along with his co-authors, Dr. Primo Lara, Dr. Julie Dang, Dr. Debora Paterniti, and Dr. Karen Kelly. Dr. Chen is especially known for making an impact in obtaining greater access to cancer care for minority populations. This study is featured as one of the year’s major achievements in clinical cancer research and care. To learn more, read the report at www.cancerprogress.net/CCA.
Abstract given Best of ASH status. First author Maricel Miguelino worked on this project under the mentorship of Dr. Jerry Powell of Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology and in collaboration with UC Davis Department of Surgery, Drs. Diana Farmer and Dr. Aijun Wang . Paper is entitled: In Utero Chorionic Villus Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Hemophilia A. Out of 6500 abstracts, Miguelino's abstract was recognized as one of the best 20 projects, and was the first one presented at The American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference at the 56th ASH Annual Meeting on December 7, 2014 which was attended by 26,000 delegates from around the world.