Many Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Can Skip Radiation, Suggests Study Led by UArizona Researcher
Results from a SWOG Cancer Research Network study, led by Daniel Persky, MD, found many patients with the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can skip radiation treatment, reducing both costs and the time to heal from treatment.
UArizona Cancer Center Receives $6.85M Grant to Continue Native American Cancer Research, Training, Outreach Program
Since 2002, the UArizona Cancer Center has partnered with Northern Arizona University through the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans. NACP is one of 16 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE), but the NACP partnership between the UArizona Cancer Center and NAU is the only one dedicated solely to the Native American population.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
UA Department of Urology to Host Inaugural Golf Benefit For Fight Against Prostate Cancer, Nov. 9
The chance of an amateur golfer making a hole-in-one on the golf course is 12,500 to one, while one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This November, a researcher at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is hoping to use golf to help defeat the disease during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
UA Cancer Center Adds Six to Advisory Board
The University of Arizona Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Arizona, has added six diverse community leaders to its advisory board.
Renegade Genes Caught Red Handed
Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A University of Arizona researcher disputes that belief and hopes to take it even further.