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Dr. Daniel Persky receives leadership award from the National Cancer Institute

The award is a $100,000, two-year supplement to the UACC’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Dr. Persky is the first UACC member to be honored with this recognition. The UACC is one of just 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and the only one headquartered in Arizona.

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Jessica Miller, PhD, awarded Susan G. Komen grant to study breast cancer-related chronic pain

This grant brings Komen’s total research investment in Arizona to more than $4.1 million since 1982. Dr. Miller is one of more than 50 early-career breast cancer researchers to receive a Komen award this year.

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Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention awarded $13 million

A unique collaboration between the UA Cancer Center and NAU to bring cancer prevention and biomedical research training to Native American communities in Arizona has received $13 million in additional funding.

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Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention awarded $13 million

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention has been awarded $13 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue bringing prevention and biomedical research training to Native American communities in Arizona. The partnership focuses on the Hopi Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and Navajo Nation of Arizona.

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The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center presents the fifth annual Melanoma Walk Nov. 1

The goal for this year’s Melanoma Walk is to raise $60,000 to fight melanoma – a $5,000 increase from last year’s fundraising efforts.

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UACC among founding members of the Academic Breast Cancer Consortium

The consortium of cancer organizations will allow more patients access to pharmaceutical clinical trials.

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UA Cancer Center among founding members of the Academic Breast Cancer Consortium

The consortium includes National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, and prominent cancer institutes and research organizations.

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UACC and BIO5 researcher awarded $1.59 million NCI grant to study drug resistance in lymphoma tumor treatment

Jonathan H. Schatz, MD, was recently awarded a 5-year, $1.59 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study ways to effectively combat drug resistance when treating lymphoma — a study that may have wide-ranging impact when it comes to treating a variety of cancers.

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UA-discovered drug for skin disease approved for patients in Europe

A synthetic hormone developed by UA faculty that has been shown to offer relief for a rare skin disease has been approved for patients in Europe.

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Stacy Lauver joins UACC as finance chief

Stacy Lauver, CPA, has joined the University of Arizona Cancer Center as assistant director of finance, coming from Pima  Community College.

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