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William Cance, MD Goin’ Out West
December 19, 2017

The UA Cancer Center’s Deputy Director Has Big Plans for Phoenix, Arizona and Beyond

mammogram Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Tips from the UA Cancer Center
December 5, 2017

Breast cancer strikes 1 out of 8 women in her lifetime, but strategies exist that can reduce the risk of developing the disease and detect it earlier, when it is most treatable, according to an expert at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Members of the UA Cancer Center Breast Cancer Team, from left to right: Kimberly Ann Fitzpatrick, MD; Sima Ehsani, MD; Victor Gonzalez, MD; Kathryn Clarke, NP; Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Rebecca K. Viscusi, MD; Marisa H. Borders, MD Breast Cancer Patients Access Innovative Care through UA Cancer Center Clinical Trials
November 29, 2017

Breast cancer is a top killer, striking 1 of 8 women. In response, the University of Arizona Cancer Center offers clinical trials to find better treatments for the disease.

Dr. Julie Bauman with her mother, Dr. Kay Bauman. Home Sweet Home: A Physician's Return to Tucson
November 20, 2017

A spotlight on Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, division chief of hematology and oncology: "The privilege of being an oncologist is being a true partner in my patient’s journey.”

CDC Public Health Image Library, 14418, CDC/Debora Cartagena UA Cancer Center Receives $2 Million to Investigate Selenium Supplementation
November 8, 2017

The grant will continue UA researchers’ investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations.

“Stigma” by Katelin Reeser is licensed under CC by 2.0 National Cancer Institute Grant Will Support UA Cancer Center Researchers Investigating Lung Cancer Stigma
November 3, 2017

Lung cancer patients are more likely to experience depression, lower quality of life and reduced engagement in care. A UA Cancer Center team will test the effectiveness of a contextual cognitive-behavioral treatment in promoting coping tools to lung cancer patients.

Photo caption: Ornella I. Selmin, PhD (left) and Donato F. Romagnolo, PhD (right) UA Cancer Center Research Team Explores Anti-Breast Cancer Properties of Soy
October 30, 2017

Genistein, a major compound in soy foods, might aid in the proper functioning of a gene that can malfunction to cause breast cancer. A UA Cancer Center team is exploring genistein’s potential to treat a form of breast cancer and help prevent the disease.

UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved
October 24, 2017

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.

Confronting the Cervical Cancer Disparity among Latinas in Arizona
October 20, 2017

In observance of Binational Health Month (October), the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at cervical cancer, which disproportionately affects Latinas.

Dr. Oscar Beita leading Bilingual Medical Spanish Distinction Track students in discussion Breaking Barriers: Confronting Health Disparities in Arizona’s Latino Population with Outreach, Cultural Competence and Diversity
October 19, 2017

In observance of Binational Health Month, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at how Arizona can improve the health of the Latino population by addressing health disparities, strengthening cultural competence and building a more diverse workforce.

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