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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Candice A. M. Sauder, M.D., M.Ed. View profile as PDF

Candice A. M. Sauder

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sauder is passionate about helping women and men with breast cancer in all its' myriad forms.  As a breast surgeon, she works as a partner with women and their families to provide excellent care in a compassionate and respectful environment.  

She believes that a focused multi-disciplinary approach, including surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, genetics, and plastic surgery results in the best long term outcomes for her patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sauder is a fellowship trained breast surgeon who specializes in all areas of breast surgical care. She provides comprehensive breast cancer care using the least invasive methods of treatment following oncoplastic principles, often times in conjunction with her plastic surgery colleagues.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sauder's academic interests include: surgical education, application of teaching techniques to surgical trainees, triple negative breast cancer, and premenopausal breast cancer patients.  


Assistant Professor of Surgery


Breast Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Breast Disease


Surgical Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-5959
Phone: 800-800--362-5566

Additional Phone:

Clinic Fax: 916-703-5267
Clinic Referral Phone: 800-362-5566
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School, Houston TX 2007
M.Ed., University of St. Thomas, Houston TX 2003
B.S., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN 2000


General Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN 2007-2008


General Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN 2008-2014


Department of Surgical Oncology-Breast, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX 2014-2015

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,
Society of Surgical Oncology - Breast Surgical Oncology,

Professional Memberships:

American Association for Cancer Research
American Medical Women?s Association
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Association for Academic Surgeons
Association of Surgical Education
Society of Surgical Oncology

Select Honors and Awards:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure? AACR Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research, 2014

Susan G. Komen for the Cure? AACR Scholar-in-Training Award, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2011

Society of University Surgeons Travel Award, Society of University Surgeons, 2011

Shirley Dawn Wyss Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2010

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award in Racial Disparities, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2009

Select Recent Publications:

Sauder, C.A.M, J.E. Koziel, M. Choi, M.J. Fox, B.R. Grimes, S. Badve, R.J. Blosser, M. Radovich, C.C. Lam, M.B. Vaughan, B. Herbert and S.E. Clare.  “Phenotypic Plasticity in Normal Breast Derived Epithelial Cells.”  BMC Cell Biology. 2014, 15:20.

Radovich, M., S. Clare, R. Atale, I. Pardo, B. Hancock, J. Solzak, N. Kassem, T. Mathieson, A. M. Storniolo, C. Rufenbarger, H. Lillemoe, R. Blosser, M. Choi, C. Sauder, D. Doxey, J. Henry, E. Hilligoss, O. Sakarya, A. Siddiqui, F. Hyland, M. Hickenbotham, J. Zhu, J. Glasscock, S. Badve, M. Ivan, Y. Liu, G. Sledge, and B. Schneider. “Characterizing the heterogeneity of triple-negative breast cancers using microdissected normal ductal epithelium and RNA-sequencing.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2014. 143(1)57-68. 

Pardo, I., H.A. Lillemoe, R.J. Blosser, M. Choi, C.A.M. Sauder, D.K. Doxey, T. Mathieson, B.A. Hancock, D. Baptiste, R. Atale, M. Hickenbotham, J. Zhu, A.M.V. Storniolo, F. Zheng, R.W. Doerge, Y. Liu, S. Badve, M. Radovich and S.E. Clare. “Next-generation transcriptome sequencing of the premenopausal breast epithelium using specimens from a normal human breast tissue bank.” Breast Cancer Research. 2014. 16:R26.

To see if Candice A. M. Sauder is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).