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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.

The 14th Annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD Award Lectures
April 29, 2016

Diet and Cancer: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Presented by the recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award: Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD.

Dr. Cynthia Thomson Receives UA Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award
April 15, 2016

The award recognizes outstanding faculty whose scholarship-based outreach to the state, nation and the world has demonstrated sustained excellence in the University’s outreach mission. Thomson is a doctoral trained nutrition scientist and registered dietitian who serves as director of the college’s Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, a center whose mission is to support a healthier Tucson community.

UA Cancer Center Researchers Advocate new Approach To Treat Rare Tissue Disorder
April 1, 2016

Overall implications for this new approach suggest that low energy X-rays or electron beams have a high therapeutic ratio in relieving the limiting symptoms of “Scleredema of Buschke” and in improving the quality of life of the patients afflicted by it.

UACC's Kittles Breaks New Ground in Genetics
February 25, 2016

A lifelong quest for self-discovery led nationally prominent researcher Rick Kittles toward a number of significant findings for African-Americans.

White House Announcement: UA Health Sciences Commits Biomedical Informatics and Genome Medicine Teams to National Precision Medicine Initiative
February 25, 2016

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