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Healthbreak: Blood and marrow transplants give pediatric leukemia patients treatment options

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, discusses how pediatric leukemia patients whose cancers are otherwise incurable, have options at the University of Arizona Medical Center with blood and bone marrow transplants.

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The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona Cancer Center presents the fifth annual Melanoma Walk Nov. 1

The goal for this year’s Melanoma Walk is to raise $60,000 to fight melanoma – a $5,000 increase from last year’s fundraising efforts.

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Breakthroughs: Personalized Cancer Care

Early in the 21st century, the National Cancer Institute hoped to establish personalized, individually tailored treatment as the standard of care for all cancer patients. With the human genome successfully sequenced in 2003, researchers were given the key that would go toward identifying an individual’s susceptibility for specific forms of cancer, along with the treatment options that would give each patient the best chance of success.

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UA nursing team evaluating telephone-delivered counseling for Latinas with breast cancer

UA Cancer Center member Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is leading a research study to evaluate the impact of low cost telephone-delivered counseling on quality of life for Latinas with breast cancer.

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Breakthroughs: Translational Research

While Thomas Grogan, MD, was in the process of redefining tissue analysis, he teamed up with a clinical oncologist in Thomas Miller, MD, to see how they could effectively turn their lymphoma-based research into life-saving therapies.

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Melanoma Walk 2013 sets attendance, donation records

The UACC's Skin Cancer Institute's fourth annual Melanoma Walk set attendance and donation records as more than 400 people hit the street in support of melanoma research, outreach, education and patient care.

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The future

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Arizona Cancer Center are responsible for countless scientific breakthroughs, while helping to improve the standard of care for cancer patients throughout the world. These advances, however, are just the first steps toward achieving the ultimate goal — to prevent and cure cancer.

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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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Larry and his doctors fight his leukemia head on

During the 2011 holiday season, Larry’s mom noticed he didn’t seem himself, and was very lethargic. They took him to his pediatrician and demanded a blood test, figuring maybe he had a virus. Just six hours later they found themselves checking him into The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children’s, where they were told he had leukemia.

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Dana, Ben, and Delaney

Real patients living their lives thanks to the wonderful treatments and care they receive at Diamond Children's.

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