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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Author Archive: Dorsey Griffith

Researchers eye ovarian cancer marker

Researchers at UC Davis have verified that glycans — sugars attached to proteins — can be used to detect ovarian cancer. “This is one of many papers we’ve done to see if glycans can distinguish between women who have ovarian cancer and those who don’t,” said senior author Gary Leiserowitz, chief of the division of […]

Father and son to present cancer research

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 Primo “Lucky” Lara Jr., a medical oncologist and researcher at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento. Matthew, 16, will put on a […]

Study: Visits boost hepatitis screening among Hmong

Lay health workers increased screening rates for hepatitis B virus and knowledge about the disease among Sacramento-area Hmong Americans, UC Davis researchers have found. Hmong Americans are at elevated risk for chronic hepatitis B — the major risk factor for liver cancer. Although Hmong Americans often have health insurance, cultural and language barriers can prevent access to […]

Study: Fatty acid in fish oil shows promise against cancer

UC Davis and Harvard University scientists have found that a product resulting from a metabolized omega-3 fatty acid helps combat cancer by cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients that fuel tumor growth and spread of the disease. Their work, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides the first scientific evidence […]

UCD oncology program lauded

UC Davis Medical Center has been named one of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national publication geared to hospital and health system leaders. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected the hospitals based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of oncology. The […]

Scientists find new target for lung cancer treatment

SACRAMENTO — A team of UC Davis investigators has discovered a protein on the surface of lung cancer cells that could prove to be an important new target for anti-cancer therapy. A series of experiments in mice with lung cancer showed that specific targeting of the protein with monoclonal antibodies reduced the size of tumors, […]

Study: Blacks less likely to survive advanced breast cancer

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — UC Davis researchers have found that blacks are more likely than patients from other racial and ethnic groups to die from advanced breast cancer and that the disparity cannot be explained by the fact that blacks are less likely to receive radiation therapy, a standard treatment for advanced disease. […]

Study: Geography plays a role in cancer screenings

Special to The Enterprise \n New research from UC Davis Cancer Center has found that whether a person gets screened for colon cancer often depends on where they live in addition to their race or ethnicity. \n In a paper published online Monday in the journal Cancer, medical oncologist Thomas Semrad and UCD colleagues demonstrate […]

UCD offers five-day cancer treatment

Special to the Enterprise SACRAMENTO Ñ UC Davis Cancer Center now offers a new generation of radiation therapy that transforms a womanÕs breast cancer radiation treatment experience. The method is the newest and most sophisticated form of Òaccelerated partial-breast irradiation,Ó in which a conformal catheter is implanted temporarily into the cavity where the tumor has […]

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