Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening at UC Davis

UC Davis Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program (CLSP) UC Davis CLSP is a multidisciplinary program for comprehensive lung cancer screening.  The innovative program provides low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) technology to detect lung cancer early in its most treatable form in those individuals at the highe [...]

By | 2013-09-17T22:46:16+00:00 August 27, 2013|Lung Cancer|

New Point-of-Care App, PulmaCalc PPO, Predicted Post-operative Pulmonary Function Calculator

Brought to you by the UC Davis Section of General Thoracic Surgery: PulmaCalc PPO is a predicted post-operative pulmonary function calculator.  This unique point of care app, is ideal for health care providers, trainees and patients interested in patient centered medicine to easily calculate predicted post-operative (P [...]

By | 2013-07-16T22:32:29+00:00 July 16, 2013|Blow Your Mind Technology, Cool Research, Lung Cancer|

What is the New Lung Cancer Staging System?

In July 2009 a new lung cancer staging system was revealed: The 7th edition of the Tumor/LymphNode/Metastasis (TNM) classification. The 7th edition TNM classification is a result of the International Staging Committee (ISC) created by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), resulting in the [...]

By | 2013-01-12T17:08:32+00:00 January 12, 2013|Lung Cancer|

The American College of Physicians (ACP) Best Practice Advice for Upper Endoscopy for GERD is Available

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus is a known risk factor for Barrett’s metaplasia and subsequently an esophageal cancer known as adenocarcinoma. According to the National Cancer Institute ( in 2012 there were 17,460 new cases of esophageal cancer in the [...]

By | 2013-01-10T01:30:07+00:00 January 10, 2013|Benign Esophagus, Esophageal Cancer|

What is Thoracic Surgery?

"What is Thoracic Surgery?" is a good question. Often times the term Thoracic Surgery is used interchangeably with Cardiothoracic Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery, and General Thoracic Surgery. But for the layperson, Thoracic Surgery should be synonymous with Gen [...]

By | 2011-12-08T21:49:32+00:00 December 8, 2011|Uncategorized|

Welcome to UCD ChestHealth!

Welcome to UCD ChestHealth, the official blog of UC Davis Thoracic Surgery.  This exciting new outlet, the first of its kind for a UC Davis Health System clinical service, will allow patients, physicians, students, residents, allied health professionals and anyone else who is interested or curious to learn about what w [...]

By | 2011-11-22T18:49:59+00:00 October 3, 2011|General|