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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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UA Receives $1.5 Million to Study Cancer in Firefighters

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a collaborative research project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters.

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UA Cancer Center Teams up With Tucson Jewish Community Center to Deliver Four-Part Cancer Education Series

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the University of Arizona Cancer Center will discuss the state of cancer research and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer-fighting treatments moving into the clinic.

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BEAR DOWN. BEAT CANCER. Speaker Series

The BEAR DOWN. BEAT CANCER. series, which is open to the public, will focus on trends in research and clinical care involving such topics as breast cancer, head and neck cancer, translational science, and diet. The series runs February 2 - May 4, 2017.

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H-H. Sherry Chow - 15th Annual Sydney E. Salmon, MD Award

H-H. Sherry Chow, PhD, is the recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award, presented at the 15th Annual Sydney E. Salmon Award Lectures. Dr. Chow is Co-Director of the UACC's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Her lecture, titled Clinical Development of Cancer Preventive Agents: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities, was presented to a full audience at the Kiewit Auditorium on May 18, 2017.

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A Novel Way to Tackle Sun Damage: UA Nurse-Scientist to Teach Massage Therapists about Reducing Skin Cancer Risk

Arizona is home to 10,000 actively licensed massage therapists, each of whom averages 12 clients per week or roughly 7,000 client encounters a year. What if in addition to soothing cramped muscles those massage therapists could be enlisted and trained to help reduce skin cancer risk?

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