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UA Cancer Center at the Forefront of Vaginal Microbiome Studies

For Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting the trailblazing research led by Melissa M. Herbst-Kralovetz, PhD, with the Women’s Health Microbiome Initiative. Thanks to a recent Mary Kay Foundation grant, her lab will investigate the connections between vaginal bacteria and endometrial cancer.

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UA Cancer Center and Consulate of Mexico in Tucson to Promote Cancer Screening and Health Literacy among Tucson’s Latinos, Oct. 1

The health fair at San Miguel High School will kick off Binational Health Month and will feature health screenings, information and community resources.

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UA Cancer Center Team Identifies a Switch that May Help Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.

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UA Skin Cancer Institute Presents 8th Annual Melanoma Walk, Nov. 4

Proceeds support melanoma research, community outreach, education and patient care in Arizona

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Breaking Barriers: Confronting Health Disparities in Arizona’s Latino Population with Outreach, Cultural Competence and Diversity

In observance of Binational Health Month, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at how Arizona can improve the health of the Latino population by addressing health disparities, strengthening cultural competence and building a more diverse workforce.

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Confronting the Cervical Cancer Disparity among Latinas in Arizona

In observance of Binational Health Month (October), the University of Arizona Cancer Center is taking a closer look at cervical cancer, which disproportionately affects Latinas.

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UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.

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UA Cancer Center, College of Ag Research Team Explores Anti-Breast Cancer Properties of Soy

Genistein, a major compound in soy foods, might aid in the proper functioning of a gene that can malfunction to cause breast cancer. A UA Cancer Center team is exploring genistein’s potential to treat a form of breast cancer and help prevent the disease.

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National Cancer Institute Grant Will Support UA Cancer Center Researchers Investigating Lung Cancer Stigma

Lung cancer patients are more likely to experience depression, lower quality of life and reduced engagement in care. A UA Cancer Center team will test the effectiveness of a contextual cognitive-behavioral treatment in promoting coping tools to lung cancer patients.

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UA Cancer Center Receives $2 Million to Investigate Selenium Supplementation

The grant will continue UA researchers’ investigation of the benefits and harms of selenium supplementation, which could clarify conflicting information about colorectal cancer and diabetes risk in certain populations.

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