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Current Issue: SUMMER 2008
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Features
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DISABLING CANCER BY DISABLING CELLULAR MECHANISMS

Cancer is so confounding and counterintuitive that trying to stop it may mean interfering with the body's natural defenses that fight it. No stranger to this concept, UC Davis microbiology professor Wolf-Dietrich Heyer has been working on a way to disable the cellular mechanisms that try to stop cancer before it starts.

 

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RESEARCHING CANCER IN PETS AND PEOPLE TO DEVELOP BETTER THERAPIES FOR BOTH

As one of the few universities that houses both a world-class veterinary school and a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, UC Davis is the perfect home for a comparative oncology program to study cancers that occur in both humans and animals.


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UNLIKELY PARTNERS TURN MILITARY DEFENSE INTO CANCER OFFENSE

Eight years ago, when the UC Davis Cancer Center and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory agreed to collaborate on an integrated cancer program, hopes were high. Little did organizers know just how many advances would quickly flow from this unique combination of resources and talent.

 

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UC DAVIS CANCER CENTER'S POT OF GOLD

Cancer Center Director Ralph deVere White marshals troops to reach the next level of National Cancer Institute designation.

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FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS

Mee Yang has journeyed with many Hmong women who died because a lack of knowledge about cancer, language barriers, fears about medicine or cultural beliefs kept them from getting care before it was too late.

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Microbiologist Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, who is co-director of the molecular oncology program at the UC Davis Cancer Center, and postdoctoral researcher Jessica Sneeden are researching cancer's damage to DNA to discover ways to repair it. They are looking at a dried protein gel showing human recombination proteins Sneeden purified.

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