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.

UA Cancer Center at the Forefront of Vaginal Microbiome Studies
September 26, 2017

For Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the trailblazing research led by Melissa M. Herbst-Kralovetz, PhD, with the Women’s Health Microbiome Initiative. Thanks to a recent Mary Kay Foundation grant, her lab will investigate the connections between vaginal bacteria and endometrial cancer.

‘Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit’ Conference a Success
September 20, 2017

Presented by the UA Cancer Center and UA College of Nursing, the conference brought together cancer survivors, friends, families, caregivers, advocates and experts, and focused on survivorship, healthy living and long-term well-being.

Celebrating 2 Great Years in Phoenix!
August 25, 2017

The University of Ariona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hosiptal and Medical Center is celbrating its 2nd Anniversary. By the Numbers.

UA Study Finds Energy-Dense Foods May Increase Cancer Risk Among Women of Normal Weight
August 21, 2017

A new study led by Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, UACC member and professor of health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, reveals a link between processed foods and cancer risk in women who are not overweight

Banner – UMC Tucson Among U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’
August 11, 2017

Nationally Ranked in Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Pulmonary Care

Bear Down. Beat Cancer. - Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk
August 1, 2017

University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Opens Multidisciplinary Thoracic Clinic
July 28, 2017

The advancement of this new initiative means that patients who have been diagnosed with cancers of the lung, stomach and esophagus will be paired with a dedicated team of physicians and health-care professionals who are experts in their specialties.

A Novel Way to Tackle Sun Damage: UA Nurse-Scientist to Teach Massage Therapists about Reducing Skin Cancer Risk
May 24, 2017

Arizona is home to 10,000 actively licensed massage therapists, each of whom averages 12 clients per week or roughly 7,000 client encounters a year. What if in addition to soothing cramped muscles those massage therapists could be enlisted and trained to help reduce skin cancer risk?