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 Dual Role: Key cell division proteins also power up mitochondria http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8877/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8877 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2014) - An international team led by researchers at UC Davis has shown that the cyclin B1/Cdk1 protein complex, which plays a key role in cell division, also boosts the mitochondrial activity to power that process. This is the first time the complex has been shown to perform both jobs. This newfound ability could make cyclin B1/Cdk1 an excellent target to control cellular energy production, potentially advancing cancer care and regenerative medicine. The research was published online today in the journal Developmental Cell. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8877 Dorsey Griffith 2014-04-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis personalizing outreach to address Asian cancer health disparities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8860/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8860 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2014) - In an effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Asian-Americans, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers individual, in-language education and culturally sensitive materials for every Asian-American cancer patient. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8860 Susan Mar 2014-04-11T00:00:00Z Time, trust and transparency keys to minority biospecimen collection http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8790/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8790 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2014) - Blood and tumor specimen collection from cancer patients is critical to research into new, more personally targeted therapies. But biospecimen collection among diverse populations lags far behind that of whites. [Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish] Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8790 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician featured in national health equity project http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8789/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8789 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2014) - UC Davis professor Christopher Bowlus of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and his liver cancer disparity research, are featured on the Health Equity Research Snapshot of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8789 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-24T00:00:00Z Nine-year effort concludes to fund breast cancer endowment at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8787/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8787 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2014) - After nine years and countless fund-raising events, the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment on Thursday reached its goal of $1.5 million for breast cancer research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8787 Susan Mar 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8767/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8767 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors in mice with lung cancer. The study also found that radiation treatments did not significantly impair the immune response. The paper was published on March 10 in the journal Cancer Immunology Research, an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) publication. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8767 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis faculty drive efforts to improve CT safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8766/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8766 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2014) - UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific approaches to reduce exposure during needle biopsies. The recommendations are detailed in papers published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8766 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-19T00:00:00Z Minority clinical trials participation and analysis still lag 20 years after federal mandate http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8305/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8305 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2014) - Twenty years after Congress mandated that research funded by the National Institutes of Health include minorities, less than 5 percent of trials participants are non-white, and less than 2 percent of clinical cancer research studies focus on non-white ethnic or racial groups, UC Davis researchers have found. [Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese] Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8305 Susan Mar 2014-03-18T00:00:00Z Joint cancer center study finds barriers to minority clinical trial participation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8126/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8126 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2014) - A new study involving researchers from UC Davis and four other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers reveals important barriers that limit minority group participation in cancer clinical trials, findings that will be used to refine and launch more effective strategies to assure that more minorities benefit from clinical trials. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8126 Susan Mar 2014-03-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hopes to improve care for cancer patients with social network http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8756/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8756 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2014) - Several chemotherapy patients at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will be invited to use tablets with a unique social networking tool as part of their treatment plan. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8756 Susan Mar 2014-03-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers one step closer to ovarian cancer marker http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8736/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8736 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2014) - The hunt is on to find biomarkers that detect cancer, but it’s a challenging process. Early successes often are followed by heartbreaking failures. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8736 Susan Mar 2014-03-10T00:00:00Z Bone turnover markers predict prostate cancer outcomes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8719/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8719 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2014) - Biomarkers for bone formation and resorption predict outcomes for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a team of researchers from UC Davis and their collaborators have found. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8719 Susan Mar 2014-03-07T00:00:00Z Bruce Hammock receives 2014 Brodie Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8602/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8602 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 23, 2014) - Bruce D. Hammock, UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Entomology, has received the 2014 Bernard B. Brodie Award from The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8602 Susan Mar 2014-01-23T00:00:00Z James Purdy receives MD Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8601/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8601 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 23, 2014) - James A. Purdy, UC Davis professor emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Radiation Oncology, has been given the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8601 Susan Mar 2014-01-23T00:00:00Z Detecting gastric cancer early -- it's in the sugars http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8550/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8550 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 20, 2013) - Gastric cancer kills more than 700,000 people each year, mostly in Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. Though the disease is quite treatable when caught early, symptoms are indistinct and late detection leads to high mortality. The five-year survival rate in the United States is 26.9 percent. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8550 Dorsey Griffith 2013-12-20T00:00:00Z Survival rates have not improved for metastatic prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8539/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8539 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2013) - Since the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test was introduced in the late 1980s, prostate cancer mortality has dropped by more than 40 percent. However, there has been tremendous controversy over whether the PSA test has caused that decline.  In a newly published study, UC Davis researchers suggest that PSA screening likely plays an important role. [en español]    Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8539 Dorsey Griffith 2013-12-18T00:00:00Z Hybrid clotting factor means fewer injections, better disease control for hemophilia patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8533/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8533 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2013) - A Phase III clinical trial led by UC Davis researchers has confirmed that a new coagulation factor (rFIXFc) dramatically reduces the number of injections needed to maintain effective clotting for hemophilia B patients. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8533 Susan Mar 2013-12-12T00:00:00Z Better guidelines, coordination needed for prostate cancer specialists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8331/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8331 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 9, 2013) - With a deluge of promising new drug treatments for advanced prostate cancer on the market, a new model of care is needed that emphasizes collaboration between urologists and medical oncologists, according to UC Davis prostate cancer experts. [en español] Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8331 Susan Mar 2013-12-09T00:00:00Z Health insurance increases preventive care but not risky behaviors http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8472/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8472 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 22, 2013) - People with health insurance are more likely to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings to reduce their risk of serious illness, but they are no more likely than people without health insurance to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking or gaining weight, researchers at UC Davis and University of Rochester have found. [en español] Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8472 Karen Finney 2013-11-22T00:00:00Z Endocrine surgeon brings new expertise to UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8349/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8349 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 23, 2013) - Michael Campbell recently joined UC Davis Health System as its first fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon. Campbell specializes in the evaluation and management of patients with thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas disorders. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8349 Susan Mar 2013-10-23T00:00:00Z Ralph de Vere White wins lifetime achievement honor http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8338/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8338 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2013) - Ralph de Vere White, associate dean for cancer programs at UC Davis School of Medicine, director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and a distinguished professor of urology, has received the Huggins Medal Award from the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO). Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8338 Susan Mar 2013-10-21T00:00:00Z Record-breaking year for student support and alumni giving http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8264/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8264 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2013) - Nearly 40,000 donors committed $149.1 million to UC Davis during the 2012-13 fiscal year, surpassing the previous year’s total of $132.4 million and marking the seventh consecutive year that philanthropic gifts exceeded $100 million. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8264 Susan Mar 2013-10-02T00:00:00Z Cancer report cites advances, need for more funding http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8202/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8202 (September 17, 2013) - A comprehensive report released today by the American Association for Cancer Research details progress against cancer thanks to biomedical research and advances in prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8202 Susan Mar 2013-09-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis study applies timely cost-effectiveness analysis to state breast cancer screening program http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2013) - When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. [en español] Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8160 Susan Mar 2013-09-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis endowed chair for clinical cancer research established http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8156/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8156 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2013) - Karen Kelly, Associate Director for Clinical Research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the recipient of the university’s first endowed chair in Cancer Clinical Research. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8156 Susan Mar 2013-09-04T00:00:00Z Targeting aggressive prostate cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8100/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8100 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 14, 2013) - A team of researchers from UC Davis, UC San Diego and other institutions has identified a key mechanism behind aggressive prostate cancer. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8100 Susan Mar 2013-08-14T00:00:00Z New support offered for people with colorectal cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8098/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8098 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2013) - Recently diagnosed colorectal cancer patients in the Sacramento area now have access to trained cancer peer navigators who can coach them through their treatment. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/8098 Susan Mar 2013-08-12T00:00:00Z Nearly half of sarcoma surgeries done by nonsurgical oncology specialists http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7992/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7992 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2013) - Orthopedic oncologists and surgical oncologists, who have been trained in the complex procedures required to remove sarcomas located deep in the muscles and other soft tissues of the limbs, conducted only 52 percent of these operations at 85 academic medical centers during a three year period, according to an analysis of national data by UC Davis researchers that is published online today in the Journal of Surgical Oncology. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7992 Susan Mar 2013-07-08T00:00:00Z Father's brain tumor treatment sparks essay, then college scholarship http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7918/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7918 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2013) - A Sacramento-area college student received a $2,500 college scholarship for an essay detailing her family’s experience following her father’s brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7918 Dorsey Griffith 2013-06-17T00:00:00Z Reducing unnecessary and high-dose pediatric CT scans could cut associated cancers by 62 percent http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7854/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7854 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2013) - A study examining trends in X-ray computed tomography (CT) use in children in the United States has found that reducing unnecessary scans and lowering the doses for the highest-dose scans could lower the overall lifetime risk of future imaging-related cancers by 62 percent. The research by a UC Davis Health System scientist is published online today in JAMA Pediatrics. It is accompanied by a journal editorial. [en español] Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7854 Phyllis Brown 2013-06-10T00:00:00Z Father and son to present their respective cancer research at ASCO http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7865/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7865 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 29, 2013) - What started as a dinner-table conversation between a teen and his father has become a bonafide cancer research study for Matthew Lara, a Davis High School sophomore and the son of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center medical oncologist and researcher Primo (Lucky) Lara Jr. Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7865 Susan Mar 2013-05-29T00:00:00Z Free hepatitis B screenings offered on May 19 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7792/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7792 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2013) - Asian Americans and adult children of foreign-born Asian Americans are invited to a free hepatitis B screening event Sunday, May 19 at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7792 Dorsey Griffith 2013-05-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis radiation oncology chief leads development of new prostate cancer guideline http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7784/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_7784 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 7, 2013) - Based on a major effort co-led by UC Davis prostate cancer expert Richard Valicenti, the nation’s leading urological and radiation oncology organizations today announced a new guideline for radiation therapy after prostatectomy. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/7784 Dorsey Griffith 2013-05-07T00:00:00Z