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Novel Study Discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to Help Treat, Diagnose and Prevent Cervical Cancer

Researchers at the University of Arizona have completed a first-of-its-kind study that could aid in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer by identifying cervicovaginal metabolic signatures, or “fingerprints,” that distinguish patients with HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.

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What Is Chemoprevention?

Sherry Chow, PhD, devotes her career to chemoprevention, "a field that needs more attention."

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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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New Radiosurgery Technique a Boon for Cancer Patients

Patients whose cancer has spread to their brain typically face hours or days of radiation treatments to combat each cancerous lesion. Now a new technique offered at the University of Arizona Cancer Center allows radiation oncologists to target as many as 10 brain lesions in a single, painless 90-minute treatment.

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UACC researchers focus on maternal epigenetic and nutrition links to breast cancer

University of Arizona Cancer Center member Donato Romagnolo, PhD, MSc, is leading a study that suggests that external environmental and dietary factors in pregnant women may have an impact on future breast cancer risk for the offspring.

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The 'Wild West' of cancer research

While successful cancer research requires an analytical, detail-oriented mind, the truly transcendent work in the field comes as a result of an adventurous spirit and a flair for the dramatic.

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In the beginning

The University of Arizona Cancer Center didn’t become one of the nation’s premier cancer research and treatment facilities overnight. It took years of planning and forethought to lay the foundation for what this institution would eventually become.

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Tomas Nuño named 2013 Hispanic Health Services Research Scholar

Postdoctoral research associate Tomas Nuño is one of 10 named to the Hispanic Health Services Research Scholar program.

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Listen to Anne Cress, PhD, on the Buckmaster Show

Listen to University of Arizona Cancer Center Interim Director Anne Cress’ interview with local journalist and talk show host Bill Buckmaster. Dr. Cress’ segment starts at the 2-minute mark.

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Early lung cancer screenings recommended

People who are at high risk for lung cancer should receive annual low-dose CT scans to help prevent cancer-related death.

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