Annual Cancer Research Symposium

The Annual Cancer Research Symposium is a long-standing event that brings together the many talents and passions of investigators devoted to solving the problem of cancer across the entire spectrum from prevention to survivorship. This event introduces new faculty, features research by students, and promotes programmatic and multidisciplinary interactions.

Each year, the focused sessions examine Population Sciences and Health Disparities; Basic and Translational Science; Clinical Research; and Cancer Career Development and Training. In addition to the focused sessions, the symposium highlights groundbreaking cancer research from within UC Davis. The event also includes poster sessions with prizes enabling junior and senior scientists to highlight their research while rewarding innovative science.

Annual Spotlight on Junior Investigators

The Spotlight on Junior Investigators is an annual symposium highlighting the work of junior investigators (students, postdocs, research staff and residents/fellows) in cancer research. Through this event, junior investigators meet experienced investigators, learn about potential research opportunities early in their career, and gain valuable career insights through presentations and networking.

Each year, eight junior investigators are selected as symposium presenters with others offering poster presentations. Criteria used to judge the applications include scientific innovation, significance, and ultimate potential for clinical impact.

Grand Rounds

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Grand Rounds is a month series bringing nationally and internationally recognized luminaries from all disciplines of cancer research to discuss their vision of how their respective fields might unfold in the future and share their pathway to a fulfilling career in cancer research.