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The 14th Annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD Award Lectures

Diet and Cancer: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Presented by the recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award: Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD.

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UA Engineers Zero in on Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Jennifer Barton is identifying biomarkers and creating optical imaging tools to screen for a form of cancer often called a “silent killer” of women.

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Running from Tucson to Phoenix to Fight Cancer

Arizona Public Media talks with Geoff Schmidt about his decision to push his physical limits, while getting others involved in supporting cancer research.

 

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UA Participates in National Cancer Moonshot Summit

The UA Cancer Center took part in Vice President Joe Biden's push to double the rate of progress in cancer treatment, diagnosis and prevention over the next five years.

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UA Cancer Center Retains Status With $17.6M Award

The Comprehensive Cancer Center designation gives Arizonans access to research-driven, highly personalized, cancer care and treatments. The UA Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated comprehensive center with headquarters in Arizona — and one of 45 in the nation.

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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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