Posted by Michael David on June 8, 2013
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, Davis
Ralph W. deVere White, M.D.
4501 X Street, Suite 3003
Sacramento, California 95817
Tel: (916) 734-5800
Fax: (916) 703-5067
Information on the University of California, Davis Medical Center
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center achieved NCI designation in July, 2002 based on six scientific programs in molecular oncology, cancer biology in animals, therapeutics (both developmental and experimental), cancer etiology, prevention, and control, prostate cancer, and biomedical technology. The only designated center between San Francisco and the Oregon border, the center provides tertiary care to a population of about five million; some 2,200 newly diagnosed cancer patients are seen annually (UC Davis Health System Registry). Approximately 180 members are found across the University of California, Davis including the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Division of Biological Sciences, and the College of Engineering, and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California; scientists at the Laboratory collaborate with UC Davis investigators through a formal Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two institutions.
Areas of keen interest include DNA repair, signal transduction and tyrosine kinases, therapeutics for companion animal cancers, mouse models, combinatorial chemistry and targeted therapy, correlative studies, androgen independence in prostate cancer, dietary induction of cancer, cancer health disparities, applications of biophotonics to cancer detection and treatment, human and animal imaging of cancer in vivo, novel drug delivery systems using nanoparticles, bioinformatics, and new research technologies such as accelerator mass spectrometry and atomic force microscopy.
The Department of Urology offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for adult and pediatric urological conditions. Urinary incontinence is treated through pharmacologic and surgical means. Expert surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation therapists cooperate in the treatment of urological cancers. Patients with kidney stones are treated with minimally invasive stone removal techniques, and are medically evaluated to determine risk factors for recurrent stone formations. Male infertility is addressed through testicular biopsy, vasograms, seminal vesiculograms, vasovasostomy, and vaseoepididymostomy. The department offers treatment using the da Vinci robotic surgical system for cases involving kidney and prostate cancers, as well as kidney dysfunction.
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*Source: National Cancer Institute; UCDMC