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Department of Internal Medicine

Joseph M. Tuscano, M.D. View profile as PDF

Joseph M. Tuscano

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tuscano's areas of specialty include the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, MDS, and multiple myeloma. He is also a member of the adult stem cell transplant team. He has both basic/translation and clinical research interests that include the development of novel antibody and other immune-based therapeutics for hematologic malignancies.




Cancer, Hematology Oncology, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Hematology and Oncology


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
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M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1989
B.S., California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 1985


University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1989-1992


University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1989-1992


National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992-1994
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1994-1996
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1997-1998

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 1998

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology

Select Honors and Awards:

Patent Pending: Fermented wheat germ proteins (FWGP) for the treatment of cancer. 05/20/2009, 2009

Pending Patent: Treatment methods using anti-CD22 antibodies. Date of US Patent Provisional Application - 02/13/02, 2002

University - Cure for Lymphoma Scholar Award, 1999

University - Christine Landgraf Memorial Award, 1997

Fellowship - NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, 1996

Select Recent Publications:

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