$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.
Dr. Julie Bauman Named Fellow of National Academic Medicine Leadership Program
The program is specially developed for women faculty members at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for executive leadership positions at academic health centers.
UA Researcher and Doctoral Student Reconcile Scientific Standoff in Colon Cancer Research
When two studies attempting to identify new colon cancer treatment methods found different results, a researcher at the University of Arizona Cancer Center was asked to help settle the uncertainty.
Donor-Patient Profile: Jack Wilson
Married since 1973, working in the same field since coming to Phoenix from New Jersey in 1975, and living in the only house he’d ever owned, Jack Wilson’s life was the picture of consistency. Then, in 1997, an oncologist informed him he had mantle cell lymphoma
An Intervention with Heart
Ovarian cancer is relatively rare, striking 1 out of 78 women. But it also is one of the deadliest cancers, with only 44 percent of patients surviving five years past their diagnosis. After their disease goes into remission, many patients worry the cancer will return.
A Shot at Prevention
Vaccines have helped transform our relationship with infectious diseases. In parts of the world with widespread vaccination, fatal illnesses like measles and whooping cough no longer inspire fear. Rather than fretting over microbes, most of us reading this magazine are more concerned about chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.