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Dr. Julie Bauman with her mother, Dr. Kay Bauman. Home Sweet Home: A Physician's Return to Tucson
November 20, 2017

A spotlight on Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, division chief of hematology and oncology: "The privilege of being an oncologist is being a true partner in my patient’s journey.”

CDC Public Health Image Library, 14418, CDC/Debora Cartagena UA Cancer Center Receives $2 Million to Investigate Selenium Supplementation
November 8, 2017

The grant will continue UA researchers’ investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations.

“Stigma” by Katelin Reeser is licensed under CC by 2.0 National Cancer Institute Grant Will Support UA Cancer Center Researchers Investigating Lung Cancer Stigma
November 3, 2017

Lung cancer patients are more likely to experience depression, lower quality of life and reduced engagement in care. A UA Cancer Center team will test the effectiveness of a contextual cognitive-behavioral treatment in promoting coping tools to lung cancer patients.

Photo caption: Ornella I. Selmin, PhD (left) and Donato F. Romagnolo, PhD (right) UA Cancer Center Research Team Explores Anti-Breast Cancer Properties of Soy
October 30, 2017

Genistein, a major compound in soy foods, might aid in the proper functioning of a gene that can malfunction to cause breast cancer. A UA Cancer Center team is exploring genistein’s potential to treat a form of breast cancer and help prevent the disease.

UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved
October 24, 2017

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.

Confronting the Cervical Cancer Disparity among Latinas in Arizona
October 20, 2017

In observance of Binational Health Month (October), the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at cervical cancer, which disproportionately affects Latinas.

Dr. Oscar Beita leading Bilingual Medical Spanish Distinction Track students in discussion Breaking Barriers: Confronting Health Disparities in Arizona’s Latino Population with Outreach, Cultural Competence and Diversity
October 19, 2017

In observance of Binational Health Month, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at how Arizona can improve the health of the Latino population by addressing health disparities, strengthening cultural competence and building a more diverse workforce.

UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 8th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 4
October 2, 2017

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona

UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells
September 26, 2017

Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.

UA Cancer Center and Consulate of Mexico in Tucson to Promote Cancer Screening and Health Literacy among Tucson’s Latinos, Oct. 1
September 26, 2017

The health fair at San Miguel High School will kick off Binational Health Month and will feature health screenings, information and community resources.

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