News

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.
Effective sun protection is FDA-approved
June 11, 2014

Don't be fooled by claims that you can eat or drink effective sun protection.

Sydney E. Salmon, MD, named 'Oncology Luminary'
March 7, 2014

University of Arizona Cancer Center founding Director Sydney E. Salmon, MD, has been named an “Oncology Luminary” by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Research study tests weight loss program for female colorectal cancer survivors
March 4, 2014

S1008 is a clinical trial to test whether an exercise and diet weight loss program can help overweight female colon or rectal cancer survivors reach a healthy body weight. 

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