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Research Disease Teams


$5M Gift from Leonard A. Lauder Advances Research to Prevent and Cure Ovarian Cancer

The chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies has made a $5 million gift to the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The gift from Leonard A. Lauder supports the clinical and translational research of Dr. David S. Alberts, a UA Health Sciences pioneer and expert in the field of ovarian cancer research and treatment.

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UA Cancer Center Launches Statewide Town Hall Series

The UACC North Central/East Arizona Cancer Policy Town Hall in Flagstaff on Oct. 14 will kick off a series of five town halls throughout Arizona to engage communities in dialogue to improve cancer prevention and control in Arizona.
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UA Cancer Center Adds Six to Advisory Board

The University of Arizona Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Arizona, has added six diverse community leaders to its advisory board.
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Renegade Genes Caught Red Handed

Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A University of Arizona researcher disputes that belief and hopes to take it even further.
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Community Outreach

Community Outreach and Engagement bridges the Cancer Center and the communities it serves to address the unequal burden of cancer for Arizonans through culturally relevant research, training and community outreach.


Our 16 multidisciplinary disease teams include physicians and health care professionals, offering hundreds of trials to patients.


The UA Cancer Center’s 165 research members, across 10 colleges and 39 departments, bring the power of research to cancer prevention and treatment.

The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the state of Arizona.

 Bringing promising new therapies from the laboratory to the bedside is a high priority. The clinician scientists of the University of Arizona Cancer Center are engaged in more than 200 clinical trials, investigating a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies. 

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