UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center news UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/cancer_center.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/cancercenter UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center news Lam obtains major federal grants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11485/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11485 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2016) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has received two major cancer research grants totaling more than $3 million. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11485 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-23T00:00:00Z Kit Lam appointed to NCI Board of Scientific Counselors http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11470/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11470 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 20, 2016) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Basic Science Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11470 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-20T00:00:00Z Voices of patients and oncologists must be heard, study shows http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11452/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11452 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2016) - Training oncologists and their patients to have high-quality discussions improves communication, but troubling gaps still exist between the two groups, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11452 Karen Finney 2016-09-09T00:00:00Z Ovarian cancer event ready to "ROC" Sept. 18 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11447/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11447 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2016) - Marking Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the need for more research and education about the disease, Let’s ROC, the annual 5K run is set for Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11447 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-08T00:00:00Z Cancer Center oral therapy adherence program wins Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11445/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11445 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2016) - The cancer center's pharmacist-driven oral anti-cancer medication adherence program, led by Iris C. Zhao, has earned the 2016 California Society of Health System Pharmacist’s (CSHP) Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11445 Mark De Anda 2016-09-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis K12 scholars funded for cancer research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11436/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11436 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - The National Cancer Institute has again funded the K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Training Grant to promote and sustain the development of young cancer scientists from diverse fields and from laboratories and clinics across both UC Davis campuses. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11436 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z IPHI report shows impact of cancer screening in California over past 15 years http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11421/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11421 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2016) - A new report from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) shows the impact of cancer screening over the past 15 years, identifying areas where increased screening and other cancer-control efforts would save lives and significantly benefit population health. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11421 Carole Gan 2016-08-31T00:00:00Z Lay educators help boost colorectal screening rates in Hmong http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11416/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11416 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2016) - Hmong Americans are more likely to understand the importance of colorectal cancer screening and to get screened when they’re provided information by specially trained Hmong lay health educators, new research from UC Davis has found. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11416 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis among the top for cancer, again http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11408/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11408 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 22, 2016) - Becker’s Hospital Review has named UC Davis Health System one of 100 in the country with “great oncology programs.” Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11408 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded $1 million grant for prostate cancer research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11362/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11362 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2016) - The Prostate Cancer Foundation and Movember, the global charity that has raised hundreds of millions for men’s health research and programs, have delivered $1 million to UC Davis prostate cancer researchers. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11362 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-05T00:00:00Z Hybrid treatment hunts down and kills leukemia cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11341/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11341 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis and Ionis Pharmaceuticals have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for the disease. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11341 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-28T00:00:00Z De Vere White to serve on prestigious NIH panel http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11329/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11329 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, who retired in June as director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to a key committee at the National Institute of Health (NIH). Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11329 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z Player-in-chief http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11321/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11321 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2016) - The play area in the pediatric infusion center is buzzing with activity. Kids are building, coloring, reading and, most importantly, laughing. Not just patients, but parents and siblings, too. The play area isn’t just a haphazard jumble of donated toys and books, it’s a space specially designed by the cancer center’s resident child life specialist and expert on fun, Ellen Meuchel. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11321 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-21T00:00:00Z Oncologists and cancer patients often differ in prognosis perceptions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11307/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11307 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Patients with stage III or IV cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival than their oncologists thought they had communicated, according to new research published today in JAMA Oncology. Effective communication between doctors and their patients who could be nearing the end of their lives is crucial, according to the authors, since this is when quality-of-life decisions merge with discussions about treatment options. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11307 Karen Finney 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z Lily Chiquet Strength Foundation, Inc. honors memory of child with donation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11297/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11297 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Lily Chiquet would have been 4 this week. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11297 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z Endowment for promising students honors de Vere White http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11275/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11275 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 29, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, who steps down this week after a 32-year career at UC Davis Health System, has been honored with an educational endowment in his name. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11275 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-29T00:00:00Z Lung cancer patients who have surgery live longer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Patients with late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don’t, but fewer of these patients are undergoing surgery, UC Davis researchers have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11116 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z De Vere White to step down as long-time UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center director http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11166/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11166 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 31, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, a beloved urologist and acclaimed researcher who led the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer to designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), steps down as its long-time director on June 29. Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11166 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-31T00:00:00Z Miglioretti awarded $7.5 million to evaluate supplemental breast imaging http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11153/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11153 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis dean’s professor of biostatistics and an internationally recognized breast cancer screening expert, has received $7.5 million to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies -- digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- used with mammography for cancer detection. Miglioretti’s team also will work to determine whether effectiveness of the screening strategies depends on a woman’s breast density. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11153 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z National Cancer Institute re-designates the cancer center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11117/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11117 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2016) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has re-designated the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center “comprehensive,” meaning that it meets stringent criteria in the areas of laboratory, clinical and population-based research, professional and public education and in the dissemination of clinical and public advances to the communities it serves. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11117 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-17T00:00:00Z Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11057/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11057 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11057 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Common supplement boosts kidney cancer therapy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11042/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11042 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid commonly found in fish and fish oil supplements, reduces renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. The study was published in the May issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11042 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Targeted hepatitis B virus screening effective in addressing infection, liver disease risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11041/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11041 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - A community-based hepatitis B virus screening effort led by UC Davis researchers found that targeted outreach to Asian American populations can identify groups at high risk for infection and direct them to appropriate follow-up care to help prevent the onset of liver diseases, including cancer. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11041 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z SU2C awards Albeck Innovative Research Grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11026/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11026 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) - UC Davis molecular biologist John Albeck is among 10 recipients chosen to receive a 2016 Innovative Research Grant (IRG) from Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a non-profit that supports innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects to accelerate the pace of cancer research and give patients access to new therapies as quickly as possible. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11026 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center earns new quality certification http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11016/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2016) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Division of Hematology/Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program for meeting the nation’s highest quality standards for cancer care. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/11016 Susan Mar 2016-04-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis expands surgical care for lower GI diseases http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10994/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10994 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2016) - Linda Farkas, a surgeon and expert in hereditary cancers, has joined UC Davis Health System as a professor of surgery and chief of the newly created Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10994 Susan Mar 2016-04-20T00:00:00Z International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine launch announced http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10997/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10997 New Orleans (April 17, 2016) - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced plans to launch of the International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed), a new phase in the consortium’s evolution that will link genomics to clinical information and health. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10997 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-17T00:00:00Z Radiation improves survival in older patients with soft tissue sarcomas http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10914/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10914 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy following surgery benefits older patients more than their younger counterparts, a surprising finding that could change the way some patients are treated for soft tissue sarcomas (STS). Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10914 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-11T00:00:00Z New target makes end run against therapy-resistant prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10904/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10904 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with the other institutions, have found that suppressing the nuclear receptor protein ROR-γ with small-molecule compounds can reduce androgen receptor (AR) levels in castration-resistant prostate cancer and stop tumor growth. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10904 Dorsey Griffith 2016-03-28T00:00:00Z State stem cell agency approves research funding for UC Davis scientists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10895/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10895 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) - Two new UC Davis research efforts, one aimed at addressing fatal early childhood conditions known as Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease, the other designed to develop an immunotherapy that would eradicate solid tumor cancer stem cells and create sustained anti-tumor effects, have been approved for funding by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10895 Susan Mar 2016-03-21T00:00:00Z Two UC Davis pediatric oncology patients meet princesses at Disney on Ice http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10806/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10806 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 24, 2016) - Two UC Davis Children’s Hospital and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center patients had the chance to forget about cancer treatments for an evening and meet Princess Anna and Princess Elsa from Frozen at recent Disney On Ice performances.  Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10806 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-02-24T00:00:00Z "Coloring therapy" helps ease patients' stress http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10807/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10807 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 24, 2016) - Sandy Gantt receives infusions of chemotherapy to treat her leukemia for hours on end, day after day. But she’s found one thing that transports her from that reality to a less stressful place. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10807 Susan Mar 2016-02-24T00:00:00Z Patient coordinator to go bald to help kids with cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10802/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10802 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 24, 2016) - It can’t be easy parting with a head of beautiful long, dark hair. But that’s exactly what Venessa Garcia plans to do. A patient care coordinator at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Garcia will undergo the razor treatment March 14 during the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event for pediatric cancer research. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10802 Dorsey Griffith 2016-02-24T00:00:00Z Finding new targets to battle drug resistance http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10721/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10721 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 1, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories have created a chemotherapy-resistant line of bladder cancer cells to study how tumors become resistant to chemotherapy and identified molecular changes that could drive that resistance. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10721 Susan Mar 2016-02-01T00:00:00Z Young, poor African Americans and Hispanics have harder time beating Hodgkin Lymphoma http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10716/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10716 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 29, 2016) - African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10716 Dorsey Griffith 2016-01-29T00:00:00Z Melnikow appointed to expert panel of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10698/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10698 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 22, 2016) - UC Davis physician and health policy expert Joy Melnikow has been appointed to the panel of the California Technology Assessment Forum of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10698 Susan Mar 2016-01-22T00:00:00Z More research needed on evaluation of dense breasts http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10656/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10656 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10656 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z Making a safe procedure even safer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10655/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10655 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10655 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z Women recognize UC Davis as one of America's best hospitals for bariatric surgery, cancer and heart care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10652/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10652 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 8, 2016) - UC Davis Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best hospitals for bariatric surgery, cancer and heart care. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10652 Karen Finney 2016-01-08T00:00:00Z It takes a UC village: Smoking cessation push goes high tech http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10635/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10635 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 23, 2015) - Buster Halcomb was just 5, a scruffy shoeshine boy in a billiard hall in Cumberland, Ky., when three men approached with packs of “tailor-made” cigarettes. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10635 Susan Mar 2015-12-23T00:00:00Z A visit to the gas station: Protein helps power up DNA repair http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10572/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10572 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2015) - In a game-changing study, researchers at UC Davis and other organizations have shown that the enzyme cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1), which plays a key role in DNA repair, also leaves the nucleus to boost cellular energy production. By irradiating normal cells, the team showed that CDK1 turned up production of ATP, cellular energy packets that – in this case – provided the necessary power supply to fix the radiation-damaged DNA.  Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10572 Dorsey Griffith 2015-12-03T00:00:00Z Lam receives $4 million in NIH grants for novel cancer research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 18, 2015) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been awarded two major, multi-disciplinary U01 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the first to investigate use of a new tool to visualize cancer tumor growth and response to nanoparticle drugs, and the other to develop a new 4-D imaging tool to advance the understanding of how the nucleus functions in living cells. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10556 Dorsey Griffith 2015-11-18T00:00:00Z Small RNA has big impact on prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10555/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10555 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 17, 2015) - Researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that the microRNA, miR-124, reduced tumor growth and increased cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10555 Dorsey Griffith 2015-11-17T00:00:00Z Kelly takes the reins of prestigious SWOG Lung Committee http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10521/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10521 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 4, 2015) - Karen Kelly, associate director for clinical research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named chair of the Lung Committee of SWOG, one of the nation’s leading cooperative cancer research organizations. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10521 Dorsey Griffith 2015-11-04T00:00:00Z Renowned genomics researcher joins UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10476/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10476 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 22, 2015) - John D. McPherson, a basic scientist whose work contributed significantly to the sequencing of the human genome, has assumed the role of associate director, basic sciences at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds the Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10476 Dorsey Griffith 2015-10-22T00:00:00Z Menopausal status a better indicator than age for mammography frequency http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10480/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10480 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2015) - In a study conducted to inform American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines, UC Davis researcher Diana L. Miglioretti reports a screening mammogram once every two years is safe for postmenopausal women at average risk of breast cancer. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10480 Susan Mar 2015-10-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis granted $15.5 million to build world's first total-body PET scanner http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10417/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10417 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2015) - A UC Davis research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the nation’s leading edge of molecular imaging. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10417 Dorsey Griffith 2015-10-06T00:00:00Z