Leading the charge against cancer in Arizona

Leading the charge against cancer in Arizona

News

UA Cancer Center Receives $8.6M Grant to Lead One of Three NCI Clinical Trials Networks

Under this funding mechanism, the UA Cancer Center serves as a lead academic organization with 12 affiliated organizations working together to perform early-phase cancer-prevention clinical trials. The network is composed of a team of physicians from diverse specialties, statisticians, clinical staff, data managers, pathologists, translational scientists and other personnel with extensive experience in early-phase (phase 0, I or II) cancer-prevention clinical trials.

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UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 10th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 9

The UA Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center will present the tenth annual Melanoma Walk on Saturday, Nov. 9, on the UA Mall, 1209 E. University Blvd. Activities begin at 3:00 p.m. and the walk starts at 4:30 p.m.
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$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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Patient Stories

Patient Profile: Kristie Kilkelly

For Kristie Kilkelly, knowledge is power. She provides her high school history students with the tools needed to gather knowledge for themselves. She places a high premium on scientific knowledge. And she understands from firsthand experience that self-knowledge can be lifesaving.

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Research

UA Targeting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a Rare Pediatric Cancer With Few Treatment Options

UA Cancer Center researcher harnesses “big data” to identify targeted treatments for rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that mostly strikes children and teenagers.

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As Dry as the Desert in July

A fleeting nuisance for most, dry mouth can wreak havoc on a head-and-neck cancer survivor’s quality of life

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‘Evil’ Proteins Are a Force for Good in Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer

University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers clarify questions surrounding estrogen’s role in breast cancer, which could lead to more precise treatments for ER-positive breast cancers.

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