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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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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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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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Sun safety, screenings highlight Living in Harmony with the Sun

The UACC's Skin Cancer Institute's co-sponsored Living in Harmony with the Sun event at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum provided skin screenings, sun safety information and kids' activities.

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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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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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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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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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Full Circle

Andrew S. Kraft, MD, is the new Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

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Dr. Daniel Persky receives leadership award from the National Cancer Institute

The award is a $100,000, two-year supplement to the UACC’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Dr. Persky is the first UACC member to be honored with this recognition. The UACC is one of just 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and the only one headquartered in Arizona.

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