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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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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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Patient Profile: Martha Bishop

Martha Bishop’s cancer journey started with a mole. Something about it made her nervous, and she wanted a health professional’s expertise.

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Patient Profile: Christopher Smiley

Christopher Smiley was caught in the vortex of a cross-country move from Mississippi to Arizona when he found a patchy white sore on the bottom of his tongue.

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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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When Melanoma Spreads to the Brain, Patients with BRAF or MEK Mutations Can Find Novel Treatment at UA Cancer Center

Cancer used to be thought of as a disease of the anatomy, but these days it increasingly is understood as a disease of the genes — one that theoretically can be treated with drugs engineered to target the genetic mutations driving a patient’s cancer.

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Navajo Nation Home to Region’s Highest HPV Vaccination Rate

In recognition of remarkable HPV vaccination rates, the UA Cancer Center's Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention presented an award to the Chinle Service Unit on the Navajo Nation.

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Confronting the Cervical Cancer Disparity among Latinas in Arizona

In observance of Binational Health Month (October), the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at cervical cancer, which disproportionately affects Latinas.

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Breaking Barriers: Confronting Health Disparities in Arizona’s Latino Population with Outreach, Cultural Competence and Diversity Primary tabs

In observance of Binational Health Month, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at how Arizona can improve the health of the Latino population by addressing health disparities, strengthening cultural competence and building a more diverse workforce.

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UA to Support Smokers on their Journey to Quit

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is building a robust tobacco-cessation program to provide support to tobacco users hoping to quit.

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