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COP faculty and UACC members identify food additive that may help prevent skin cancer

Georg Wondrak, associate professor, and Donna Zhang, professor, both of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and members of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, have discovered that a compound found in the natural food additive annatto can prevent skin damage from UV radiation.

 

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UA Cancer Center Researchers Advocate new Approach To Treat Rare Tissue Disorder

Overall implications for this new approach suggest that low energy X-rays or electron beams have a high therapeutic ratio in relieving the limiting symptoms of “Scleredema of Buschke” and in improving the quality of life of the patients afflicted by it.

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Dr. Cynthia Thomson Receives UA Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award

The award recognizes outstanding faculty whose scholarship-based outreach to the state, nation and the world has demonstrated sustained excellence in the University’s outreach mission. Thomson is a doctoral trained nutrition scientist and registered dietitian who serves as director of the college’s Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, a center whose mission is to support a healthier Tucson community.

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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 takes a closer look at Obama's goal of curing cancer in the U.S.

In President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Obama called for an initiative for the U.S. to cure cancer.

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Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplantation Offers Hope to Patients with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Also known as haplo BMT, the procedure provides an alternative source of stem cells for patients who need a bone marrow transplant but cannot find a related or unrelated donor match.

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The V Foundation Presents Breast Cancer Research Grant to University of Arizona Cancer Center

The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) a one-year, $65,000 breast cancer research grant.

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