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.

Dr. David Alberts to receive AACR Prevention Pioneer Award
September 17, 2014

David S. Alberts, MD, will receive the AACR's Prevention Pioneer Award during the organization's upcoming cancer prevention research conference in New Orleans.

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.”

Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd, appointed Executive Director of the new AHSC Center for Population Science and Discovery
September 8, 2014

Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd, has been appointed associate vice president for population health sciences and executive director of the new Center for Population Science and Discovery at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.

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.
Better Than Ever kicks off 15th season
August 20, 2014

The UACC's Better Than Ever program has begun its 15th season of fitness and fund raising for cancer research. Read about one of our employees for which BTE has been life-changing.