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Precision Medicine Has Applications for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancers with a particularly poor prognosis pose a major challenge to health care in the 21st century. New research shows that a highly personalized, patient-directed approach is necessary to improve treatment outcomes.

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New Chief of Hematology and Oncology at UA Health Sciences, a Noted Head and Neck Cancer Specialist, Looks Forward to ‘Homecoming’

The renowned head and neck cancer specialist and physician-scientist, who starts Sept. 1 as a professor of medicine and the new chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and associate director of Translational Research at the UA Cancer Center, is a 1985 graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School.

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Lifelong Cancer Fighter Dr. Robert Livingston Passes Away

Robert Livingston, MD, 75, an oncologist at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and a professor of medicine in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology, died Sept. 8 at his home. Dr. Livingston had been a professor at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson for the past decade.

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$100,000 Grant to UA Researchers Will Help Increase Mammograms and Breast Cancer Awareness for Latinas in Arizona

Drs. Jorge Gomez and Usha Menon, principal investigators on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, will target their efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border population to decrease cancer disparities in the Hispanic female population.

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Supercomputers Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics

Merging computer science and immunology could improve cancer diagnostics by up to 100 times the accuracy of conventional tests.

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UA Cancer Center Team Questions the Safety, Efficacy of Selenium to Combat, Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

Selenium has been a popular nutritional supplement for decades, touted for its antioxidant properties and its role in stopping free radicals from damaging cells and DNA. Studies have shown a deficiency of this micronutrient to be associated with cancer risk. However, a UA-led study indicates selenium supplementation significantly increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Unstoppable. And celebrating 61 years cancer-free!

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UA Cancer Center Scientist Recognized for 'Bold Approach to Major Challenges in Biomedical Research' through NIH Transformative Research Award

Keith Maggert, PhD, with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and associate professor of cellular and molecular medicine, has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant and has been recognized for his high-risk/high-reward research that has the potential to change the way we think about epigenetics in disease.

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UA Cancer Center Joins National Clinical Trials Network

The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s acceptance into NRG Oncology will increase the Center’s clinical trials portfolio and translational research capabilities.

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Quit-2-Win News Conference and Launch Event

Join Cara Christ, MD, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, and other special guests as we celebrate Quit-2-Win Awareness Week and the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®. The Arizona Department of Health Services along with ASHLine will be debuting the new “Coaches” campaign.

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