Together, we are defeating cancer


Healing in Motion

Native Americans have the lowest five-year cancer survival rates of any U.S. population. Jennifer Bea, PhD, associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, hopes to improve those statistics with Restoring Balance, a program tailored for a Native population that meets standards set by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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Rachna Shroff, MD, Emad Elquza, MD, Aaron Scott, MD, Hani Babiker, MD

Treatment Options Expand for Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients at UA Cancer Center

When physician-scientist Rachna Shroff, MD, joined the University of Arizona Cancer Center last year as the new section chief of gastrointestinal medical oncology and leader of the GI Disease-Oriented Team, she set her sights on expanding clinical trials, which give patients access to experimental drugs with the hope of ushering in safer, more effective treatments.
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Anti-Cancer Immune Response May be Boosted with Combination Therapy, UA Cancer Center Lab Helps Discover

The University of Arizona Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina to uncover better ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.
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First-Ever Clinical Trial to Treat Liver Cancer Through Immunotherapy Is Accepting Patients

A novel approach to treat liver cancer using the body’s own immune system is now in clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical 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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