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Center for Voice and Swallowing Updates

CVS Newsletter

The UC Davis Center for Voice and Swallowing Newsletter welcomes team members, provides updates on research projects and more. Check out the most recent edition!

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Oral Cancer Screening at Sacramento Republic FC Match

This summer, our Head and Neck team hosted free oral, head and neck cancer screenings. They provided screening to 37 participants and provided education to many more.

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Women in Otolaryngology at UC Davis

The UC Davis department of Otolaryngology is committed and dedicated to inspiring, and encouraging women otolaryngologists in training to achieve their personal and professional goals.

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Canine Cancer Scent Detection: Save Lives by Training Dogs to Detect Throat and Lung Cancer

Charlie - Cancer Detection Dog

Lung cancer is the No. 1 killer in the U.S., and more than 45,000 people will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2015.

Early detection dramatically improves survival rates. Currently, no reliable methods exist to screen for these cancers. 

Specially trained companion dogs can detect cancer with remarkable accuracy.

With your help, we will train dogs to detect throat and lung cancer in saliva with a simple spit test. If successful, this project has the potential to save countless lives. Alfie and Charlie are the first dogs at UC Davis being trained to detect throat and lung cancer in saliva.

Please visit our Indiegogo page for more information on how you can help!

Voice found: Woman speaks with new larynx

The UC Davis department of Otolaryngology is committed and dedicated to inspiring, and encouraging women otolaryngologists in training to achieve their personal and professional goals.

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Prototype 'piercing' restores man's ability to swallow

Surgeon Peter Belafsky had been tinkering with ways to treat oropharyngeal dysphagia--a swallowing disorder that when severe can prevent people from being able to swallow at all--for years.

But it wasn't until he took his two daughters to get their ears pierced--and noticed the woman behind the counter with piercings in her nose, eyebrow, and...

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UC Davis Physician Appointed President of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Jonathan Sykes, professor of otolaryngology in the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been appointed president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

Sykes will represent the more than 2,700 U.S. facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons...

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UC Davis surgeons change lives

Physicians from UC Davis Health System not only enhance the quality of life for the Sacramento region, but also for communities around the world. Indigent families in the small Ecuadorian village of Riobamba have benefited from the expertise of UC Davis surgeons, who last year visited the small hospital there to perform free reconstructive surgeries on children and teens with craniofacial malformations.

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