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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


The Significance of Membership

Allen Gao and Nagalakshmi Nadiminty © UC RegentsThe research capacity of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center derives from its membership, which draws upon the university’s and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's assets of exceptional intellectual capital provided by the community of physicians, medical researchers, biologists, veterinarians, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, environmental and social scientists, and computer scientists.

This alliance of viewpoints and expertise creates a culture for innovation, because it enables members to look at issues from a variety of perspectives and helps them to call upon the talents, wisdom and knowledge of their colleagues. The members of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center work to share their expertise and talent in order to:

  • Stimulate, support, and facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary research in cancer through a research infrastructure including scientific programs, shared resources, organized leadership, pilot funding, interactive meetings and targeted recruitment
  • researchTranslate discoveries made in the laboratory, the clinic and the community into new applications that enhance cancer prevention, diagnosis, care and survivorship
  • Apply the modern techniques of basic, clinical and population sciences to the study of human cancer and use them to benefit all populations affected by cancer and to understand and eliminate disparities in cancer care and health differences between diverse population groups
  • Conduct multi-disciplinary clinical treatment programs that provide patients with the most appropriate and effective combinations of advanced therapies available, including experimental therapies
  • Develop comparative oncology to inform and transform cancer care for human beings and for animals
  • Provide access to clinical trials to cancer center patients, community oncologists and all populations — including minority communities — via a network including the cancer center, cooperating hospitals, and satellite cancer centers
  • Apply the highest standards of safety, therapeutics, and knowledge acquisition to human subjects
  • Initiate and develop cancer prevention, risk assessment and control research at UC Davis and throughout the Northern California region of service
  • To provide education and training in cancer research and advanced cancer care for post-doctoral fellows, basic scientists, clinical investigators and health care professionals at all levels of training and experience
  • Educate and activate the community about the significance of cancer research and the application of research discoveries to cancer prevention, care and palliation