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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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UA Team Uncovers Promising Lead in Genetic Approach to Treating Glioblastoma

A team of University of Arizona researchers who looked for genetic differences between glioblastoma cells from long- and short-term survivors discovered that those who survived longer had a protein that might be targeted to increase survival in all glioblastoma patients.
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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.

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

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 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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