News

UACC among founding members of the Academic Breast Cancer Consortium
October 10, 2014

The consortium of cancer organizations will allow more patients access to pharmaceutical clinical trials.

The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center presents the fifth annual Melanoma Walk Nov. 1
October 7, 2014
The goal for this year’s Melanoma Walk is to raise $60,000 to fight melanoma – a $5,000 increase from last year’s fundraising efforts.
Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention awarded $13 million
October 2, 2014
The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention has been awarded $13 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue bringing prevention and biomedical research training to Native American communities in Arizona. The partnership focuses on the Hopi Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and Navajo Nation of Arizona.
Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention awarded $13 million
October 2, 2014

A unique collaboration between the UA Cancer Center and NAU to bring cancer prevention and biomedical research training to Native American communities in Arizona has received $13 million in additional funding.

Jessica Miller, PhD, awarded Susan G. Komen grant to study breast cancer-related chronic pain
October 1, 2014

This grant brings Komen’s total research investment in Arizona to more than $4.1 million since 1982. Dr. Miller is one of more than 50 early-career breast cancer researchers to receive a Komen award this year.

Dr. Daniel Persky receives leadership award from the National Cancer Institute
September 24, 2014
The award is a $100,000, two-year supplement to the UACC’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Dr. Persky is the first UACC member to be honored with this recognition. The UACC is one of just 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and the only one headquartered in Arizona.
Full Circle
September 22, 2014

Andrew S. Kraft, MD, is the new Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

A Perfect Union
September 16, 2014

Roughly 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer diagnoses are a direct result of an inherited mutation on the BRCA1/BRCA2 genes. But what is causing the other 90 percent?

UACC researcher discusses proposed expansion for genetic screening
September 11, 2014

UA Cancer Center member Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP, calls the proposed expansion for the use of genetic screening to identify possible risk for breast and ovarian cancer “a bold, intriguing thought that deserves more study.”

Dr. Elizabeth Calhoun Appointed Executive Director of the New Center for Population Science and Discovery at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
September 5, 2014
Dr. Calhoun is a nationally recognized leader in minority health and health disparities research, with a special focus on breast cancer disparities.

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