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Tucson Mayor proclaims May Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has proclaimed May as Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and encourages residents to protect their skin - all year long.

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UACC creating skin cancer tissue bank

Have you been told by your doctor that you have Actinic Keratoses? The UA Cancer Center has a study aimed at understanding the biology and treatment of skin cancer and you could help.

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Skin Cancer Institute supports Americans halfway around the world

Arizona Cancer Center resources were used this year in a skin screening effort at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Arizona Cancer Center receives $11.5 million SPORE grant to fight Lymphoma

The Arizona Cancer Center Lymphoma Program in partnership with the University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, has received an $11.5 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).The five-year Lymphoma SPORE award has been granted to only a very small group of similar research collaborations nationwide.

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UACC researchers developing novel pancreatic cancer treatment

A new drug that is being researched at the University of Arizona Cancer Center aimed at pancreatic tumors may be delivered more effectively by being encapsulated by nanoparticles.

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A Perfect Union

Roughly 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer diagnoses are a direct result of an inherited mutation on the BRCA1/BRCA2 genes. But what is causing the other 90 percent?

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UACC researcher discusses proposed expansion for genetic screening

UA Cancer Center member Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP, calls the proposed expansion for the use of genetic screening to identify possible risk for breast and ovarian cancer “a bold, intriguing thought that deserves more study.”

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Dr. Elizabeth Calhoun Appointed Executive Director of the New Center for Population Science and Discovery at the Arizona Health Sciences Center

Dr. Calhoun is a nationally recognized leader in minority health and health disparities research, with a special focus on breast cancer disparities.

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Effective sun protection is FDA-approved

Don't be fooled by claims that you can eat or drink effective sun protection.

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UACC among founding members of the Academic Breast Cancer Consortium

The consortium of cancer organizations will allow more patients access to pharmaceutical clinical trials.

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