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 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 New treatments a big step for patients with advanced kidney cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10403/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10403 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2015) - In an editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Primo Lara, associate director for Translational Research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and David Quinn, medical director, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, highlight two new drugs that have shown great efficacy against kidney cancer. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10403 Susan Mar 2015-09-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher advocates ending Medicare coverage of controversial mammography tool http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10391/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10391 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2015) - A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues Joshua Fenton, a family physician and comparative effectiveness researcher in an editorial published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10391 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-28T00:00:00Z Tumor suppressor LRIG1 controls breast cancer aggression and invasion http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10359/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10359 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that the protein LRIG1 reduces breast cancer invasion and could potentially help control metastasis. Using aggressive basal-like breast cancer cell lines, the scientists found that restoring LRIG1 expression reduced these cells’ growth and invasiveness.  Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10359 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-21T00:00:00Z Cancer Center joins collaborative molecular oncology intiative http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10354/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10354 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2015) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined a unique new collaboration to accelerate the development of precision cancer treatment through the collection and sharing of genomics data Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10354 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis patients, nurses star in new pediatric cancer video series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10333/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10333 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2015) - Children undergoing cancer treatment at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center take center stage in a series of specially created videos aimed at helping families cope with a new diagnosis, through their treatment journey and into survivorship. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10333 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis team finds early inflammatory response paralyzes T cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10256/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10256 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2015) - In a discovery that is likely to rewrite immunology text books, researchers at UC Davis have found that early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 2, can “paralyze” CD4 T cells, immune components that help orchestrate the body’s response to pathogens and other invaders. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10256 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis to employ canines to sniff out cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10278/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10278 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 17, 2015) - UC Davis clinicians are hoping to greatly advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10278 Susan Mar 2015-08-17T00:00:00Z A better way to personalize bladder cancer treatments http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10261/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10261 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with colleagues at Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10261 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-13T00:00:00Z New combination treatment effective against melanoma skin metastases http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10264/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10264 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2015) - mIn findings never before seen in melanoma, a novel combination therapy was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases, new research from UC Davis has shown. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10264 Susan Mar 2015-08-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis cancer patient makes generous gift to ease children's hospital stay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10255/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10255 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2015) - In a check presentation Aug. 6 at the UC Davis Medical Center, Roy Chavez, a UC Davis brain cancer patient and Mule Creek State Prison correctional officer, made a generous gift to support programs and services for children staying at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10255 Susan Mar 2015-08-07T00:00:00Z Cherry lands top NCI grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10246/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10246 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2015) - Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, and co-leader of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biomedical Technology Program, has been selected to receive a prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10246 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-06T00:00:00Z Long-term ovarian cancer survival higher than thought http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2015) - Combing data collected on thousands of California ovarian cancer patients, UC Davis researchers have determined that almost one-third survived at least 10 years after diagnosis. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/cancer/10135 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-05T00:00:00Z