Cancer directly impacts 1 out of every 3 people. Science and technology have transformed the fight against cancer since then-President Richard Nixon called for a War on Cancer by signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Now there is a renewed effort to push the boundaries of medicine in a search for a cure with President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot. 

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the UA Cancer Center will discuss the state of cancer research and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer fighting treatments moving into the clinic.

The BEAR DOWN. BEAT CANCER. series, which is open to the public, will focus on trends in research and clinical care involving such topics as breast cancer, head and neck cancer, translational science, and diet. The series runs February 2 - May 4, 2017.

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Feb. 2       From Bench to Bedside: Translating Cancer Research into Clinical Patient Care - Andrew S. Kraft, MD - Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Mar. 2       Head and Neck Cancer: The Emerging Epidemic - Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, Associate Director of Translational Research &  Elizabeth T. Jacobs, PhD, Professor and Director, Epidemiology Program

Apr. 6       Diet and Cancer: What’s a Person to Eat? - Cyndi Thomson, PhD, RD, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control Program

May 4       Breast Cancer Research and Patient Care - Joyce Schroeder, PhD, Director of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Initiative

The lectures will be held the first Thursday of each month, February through May, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tucson J, 3800 E. River Rd., Tucson.

For further information, please visit or call 520-299-3000.