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Donato F. Romagnolo, PhD (left), and Ornella I. Selmin, PhD (right) UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Team Examines Mediterranean Diet’s Role in Cancer Prevention
March 1, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month. University of Arizona researchers are interested in how the Mediterranean diet can contribute to better health.

Michael Hammer, PhD, is director of the University of Arizona Genetics Core (UAGC) and a research scientist who has run a productive lab in human evolutionary genetics for the past 25 years. His lab has been an early adopter of next-generation sequencing technology, applying whole genome analysis in humans. Taking the Fight to the Molecular Level: The Human Genome Is Our Greatest Weapon
February 19, 2018

The molecular tumor board brings together multidisciplinary groups to analyze a patient’s tumor cells and healthy cells, giving each patient a new means to fight for their own health.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary breast team is committed to supporting patients through all stages of care. UA Cancer Center Breast Team Receives Prestigious American College of Surgeons’ NAPBC Accreditation
February 9, 2018

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognizes health-care providers that are dedicated to high standards of care and have ambitious goals for quality improvement.

UA Cancer Center Team Targets Tumor Suppressor to Treat ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancer
February 5, 2018

A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer.

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.

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