Primo Nery Lara, Jr. has been named director of the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, leading a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding and a clinical enterprise that serves more than 10,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout the region every year.
“Dr. Lara is well-respected among his peers and his advice is sought by many,” said UC Davis School of Medicine Interim Dean Lars Berglund. “He is a resourceful and experienced leader, and I know he will build upon the strong foundation already in place at the Comprehensive Cancer Center to bring it to new heights and continued national prominence. With instrumental institutional support from both UC Davis Health and UC Davis, he is well-positioned to do so.”