Arginine deiminase, a novel drug for cancer, is like a saw to a carpenter who has had only a hammer, says Rick Bold, UC Davis chief of surgical oncology.
Imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation, such as computed tomography (CT) scanning and mammography, have had a tremendous impact on cancer care, allowing many tumors to be detected at a stage when they are easily treated. Radiation therapy, in which tumors are targeted with higher doses of radiation, has saved the lives of countless cancer patients.
Angela Echeverri-Lompre and eight other UC Davis students are at the forefront of medicine through the cancer center's Emerging Technologies Continuing Umbrella Research Experiences program (ET-CURE).
As soon as she was diagnosed in January 2009, Shadowens, 42, was determined to get the treatment she both needed and wanted. She found herself in the care of Dr. Steve Martinez, a surgical oncologist at UC Davis Cancer Center.
The idea seemed irresistible to Holly Degner at the time, a surefire ticket to teen coolness - a tattoo.