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Dr. Megha Padi Arrives from String Theory Background at Harvard to Expand Collaboration in Bioinformatics at UA Cancer Center
April 23, 2018

Megha Padi, PhD, harnesses the computational power of bioinformatics to learn more about cancer and how best to treat it — and empowers other cancer researchers to do the same.

dual-view probe for medical endoscopy Startup Licenses University of Arizona Dual-View Probe for Medical Endoscopy
April 20, 2018

University of Arizona inventors Drs. Bhaskar Banerjee and Rongguang “Ron” Liang have invented a dual-view probe for medical endoscopy. Their startup, Omniscient, is working to bring the technology to the public.

Daruka Mahadevan (left) and Eric Weterings examine cancer cells in a petri dish. Mahadevan is director of the UA Cancer Center Early Phase Clinical Trials Program. (Photo: Kris Hanning/UAHS, ABOR, BioCommunications) Immunotherapy: Harnessing the Body’s Wisdom to Fight Cancer
April 5, 2018

Cancer patients’ immune systems are receiving a boost from laboratory-made antibodies, which train T cells to attack cancer. An expanded understanding of cancer, genetics and immunobiology could revolutionize cancer treatment.

Jennifer K. Barton, PhD (left) and Andrew S. Kraft, MD (right) Engineers and Cancer Researchers Join Forces to Advance Medicine
April 3, 2018

The crossover in research interests between UA College of Engineering and Cancer Center faculty can facilitate fruitful collaborations.

Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, palpates a patient’s neck. UA Cancer Center, Banner – University Medicine to Observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month With Free Presentation, Screenings, April 28
March 26, 2018

April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month and the UA Cancer Center is enlisting dental professionals to incorporate head and neck cancer screenings into routine checkups.

Phase I team Tomorrow's Treatments Today
March 12, 2018

Early phase clinical research is changing the landscape in cancer care

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.

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