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Hani Babiker, MD. Photo: Kris Hanning When Melanoma Spreads to the Brain, Patients with BRAF or MEK Mutations Can Find Novel Treatment at UA Cancer Center
November 15, 2018

Its ample sun puts residents at risk for melanoma, but Arizona is also home to experimental treatments through early-phase clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Tracy Crane, PhD, photo: Jason Gelt UA to Support Smokers on their Journey to Quit
November 14, 2018

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.

Justina McEvoy, PhD UA Targeting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a Rare Pediatric Cancer With Few Treatment Options
October 31, 2018

UA Cancer Center researcher harnesses “big data” to identify targeted treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that mostly strikes children and teenagers.

Kirsten Limesand, PhD As Dry as the Desert in July
October 30, 2018

A fleeting nuisance for most, dry mouth can wreak havoc on a head-and-neck cancer survivor’s quality of life

Hani Babiker, MD, cares for patients who receive cutting-edge treatments through clinical trials. Photo: Kris Hanning On Trial
October 22, 2018

Clinical trials are the gateway between the laboratory bench and the pharmacy shelves.

Participants in the 2017 Melanoma Walk. (Photo: Mari Cleven) UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 3
October 15, 2018

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona.

Clara Curiel, MD Clara Curiel, MD, Wins Recognition as 2018 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year
September 19, 2018

The bioscience industry organization named Dr. Curiel this year’s top researcher for her pioneering work in skin cancer prevention, screening, treatment and community outreach.

UA Cancer Center multidisciplinary breast team Breast Team Asks, ‘Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?’ at Free Educational Presentation, Sept. 29
September 17, 2018

The UA Cancer Center’s Breast Team will educate the public about their risk for breast cancer in a presentation featuring talks about genetics, prevention and more.

Marco Padilla-Rodriguez, PhD (left) and Ghassan Mouneimne, PhD ‘Evil’ Proteins Are a Force for Good in Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
September 11, 2018

University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers clarify questions surrounding estrogen’s role in breast cancer, which could lead to more precise treatments for ER-positive breast cancers.

Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN $2.5M Grant to UA Nursing Professor to Ease Cancer Patients’ and Caregivers’ Psychological Distress
September 4, 2018

The four-year National Cancer Institute grant will enable Terry A. Badger, PhD, to study a precision approach to decreasing psychological distress in both cancer patients and their family caregivers during treatment.

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