UA Cancer Center Team Questions the Safety, Efficacy of Selenium to Combat, Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk
October 14, 2016

Selenium has been a popular nutritional supplement for decades, touted for its antioxidant properties and its role in stopping free radicals from damaging cells and DNA. Studies have shown a deficiency of this micronutrient to be associated with cancer risk. However, a UA-led study indicates selenium supplementation significantly increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Supercomputers Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics
October 14, 2016

Merging computer science and immunology could improve cancer diagnostics by up to 100 times the accuracy of conventional tests.

$100,000 Grant to UA Researchers Will Help Increase Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness for Latinas in Arizona
October 3, 2016

Drs. Jorge Gomez and Usha Menon, principal investigators on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, will target their efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border population to decrease cancer disparities in the Hispanic female population.

Lifelong Cancer Fighter Dr. Robert Livingston Passes Away
September 29, 2016

Robert Livingston, MD, 75, an oncologist at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and a professor of medicine in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology, died Sept. 8 at his home. Dr. Livingston had been a professor at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson for the past decade.

New Chief of Hematology and Oncology at UA Health Sciences, a Noted Head and Neck Cancer Specialist, Looks Forward to ‘Homecoming’
September 6, 2016

The renowned head and neck cancer specialist and physician-scientist, who starts Sept. 1 as a professor of medicine and the new chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and associate director of Translational Research at the UA Cancer Center, is a 1985 graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School.

Precision Medicine Has Applications for Pancreatic Cancer
August 18, 2016

Cancers with a particularly poor prognosis pose a major challenge to health care in the 21st century. New research shows that a highly personalized, patient-directed approach is necessary to improve treatment outcomes.

UA Cancer Center Retains Status With $17.6M Award
August 2, 2016

The Comprehensive Cancer Center designation gives Arizonans access to research-driven, highly personalized, cancer care and treatments. The UA Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive center with headquarters in Arizona — and one of 45 in the nation.

UA Participates in National Cancer Moonshot Summit
June 30, 2016

The UA Cancer Center took part in Vice President Joe Biden's push to double the rate of progress in cancer treatment, diagnosis and prevention over the next five years.

Running from Tucson to Phoenix to Fight Cancer
June 6, 2016

Arizona Public Media talks with Geoff Schmidt about his decision to push his physical limits, while getting others involved in supporting cancer research.


UA Engineers Zero in on Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
May 31, 2016

Jennifer Barton is identifying biomarkers and creating optical imaging tools to screen for a form of cancer often called a “silent killer” of women.