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UA Receives $1.5 Million to Study Cancer in Firefighters
December 1, 2016

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a collaborative research project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters.

Quit-2-Win News Conference and Launch Event
November 15, 2016

Join Cara Christ, MD, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, and other special guests as we celebrate Quit-2-Win Awareness Week and the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®. The Arizona Department of Health Services along with ASHLine will be debuting the new “Coaches” campaign.

UA Cancer Center Joins National Clinical Trials Network
November 10, 2016

The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s acceptance into NRG Oncology will increase the Center’s clinical trials portfolio and translational research capabilities.

UA Cancer Center Scientist Recognized for 'Bold Approach to Major Challenges in Biomedical Research' through NIH Transformative Research Award
October 31, 2016

Keith Maggert, PhD, with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and associate professor of cellular and molecular medicine, has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant and has been recognized for his high-risk/high-reward research that has the potential to change the way we think about epigenetics in disease.

Renowned Oncology Surgeon and Physician-Scientist Dr. William Cance Joins UA Cancer Center as Deputy Director to Lead Phoenix Efforts
October 31, 2016

William Cance, MD, will lead the UACC efforts in Phoenix at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He will play a critical role in the integration of the Tucson and Phoenix campuses and developing one Cancer Center in two sites.

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.

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