UA Cancer Center Teams up With Tucson Jewish Community Center to Deliver Four-Part Cancer Education Series

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is partnering with the Tucson Jewish Community Center (the Tucson J) to deliver a free four-part educational series on cancer beginning in early February.

  Dr. Andrew Kraft Dr. Julie Bauman Dr. Cyndi Thomson Dr. Joyce Schroeder

Cancer directly impacts 1 out of every 3 people. Science and technology have transformed the fight against cancer since then-President Richard Nixon called for a War on Cancer by signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Now there is a renewed effort to push the boundaries of medicine in a search for a cure with President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot.

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the UA Cancer Center and Banner – University Medical Centerwill discuss the state of cancer re

search and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer-fighting treatments moving into the clinic.

The “Bear Down. Beat Cancer” series, which is open to the public, will focus on trends in research and clinical care involving such topics as breast cancer, head and neck cancer, translational science and diet.

The lectures will be held the first Thursday of each month, February through May, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tucson J, 3800 E. River Rd., Tucson. The 45-minute lectures will be followed by time for questions and answers.

Feb. 2 - From Bench to Bedside: Translating Cancer Research into Clinical Patient Care, Andrew S. Kraft, MD, Sydney E. Salmon Endowed Chair and director, UA Cancer Center; associate vice president for oncology programs, University of Arizona Health Sciences; senior associate dean for translational research, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

March 2 - Head and Neck Cancer: The Emerging Epidemic, Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, associate director, translational research, UA Cancer Center

April 6 - Diet and Cancer: What's a Person to Eat?, Cyndi Thomson, PhD, RD, associate director, cancer prevention and control, UA Cancer Center

May 4 – Breast Cancer Research and Patient Care, Joyce Schroeder, PhD, head, Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Initiative, and professor, molecular and cellular biology, UA Cancer Center

For more information about the lecture series, contact the Tucson J, 520-299-3000, or visit