Cancer Center


Noted Oncologist Dr. William Cance Named Interim Director of UA Cancer Center

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A Shot at Prevention

Vaccines have helped transform our relationship with infectious diseases. In parts of the world with widespread vaccination, fatal illnesses like measles and whooping cough no longer inspire fear. Rather than fretting over microbes, most of us reading this magazine are more concerned about chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
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An Intervention with Heart

Ovarian cancer is relatively rare, striking 1 out of 78 women. But it also is one of the deadliest cancers, with only 44 percent of patients surviving five years past their diagnosis. After their disease goes into remission, many patients worry the cancer will return.
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UA Researcher Studying New Treatment to Prolong Survival in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers

A new treatment that may extend survival for patients with advanced biliary tract cancers — who typically face a grim outlook with average survival of less than a year — is being studied by a University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher. Biliary tract (liver, gallbladder and pancreas) cancers are a rare malignancy with only about 15,000 new cases in the United States each year, said Rachna Shroff, MD, section chief of gastrointestinal medical oncology and leader of the GI Disease-Oriented Team at the UA Cancer Center.
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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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