January, 2011

Donna D. Zhang, PhD
Donna D. Zhang, PhD

New compound shows promise in combating cancer

Professor Donna Zhang and her team showed that brusatol, together with chemotherapy treatment, can combat chemoresistance, increase cell death, reduce cell proliferation and reduce tumor growth.

Amanda Baker, PharmD, PhD
Amanda Baker, PharmD, PhD

Alumna charts unique path to cancer research

Amanda Baker, PharmD, PhD, an Arizona College of Pharmacy graduate of the Class of 2000, chose to train as a pharmacist for an unusual reason: to conduct translational drug development research at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Panel discussion for cancer co-survivors at AZCC Feb. 2

Plan to attend an informative presentation on the needs of family and friends caring for cancer patients Wednesday, Feb. 2 at noon at Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center.

Arizona Cancer Center physicians among 2010-2011 Best Doctors

Thirty Arizona Cancer Center physicians are included among the Best Doctors in America for 2010-2011.

UA surgeons remove brain tumors through the nose

This innovative surgical technique avoids the need for facial incisions or a craniotomy, so complications are decreased, recovery is faster and patients are spared unsightly incisions.

Woman earns PhD, becoming an inspiration for many

Melba Jaramillo, PhD, a recent graduate of the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, is working on a promising blood cancer treatment, and at the same time is a role model for her family and the community. Read the Sierra Vista Herald story Woman earns PhD, becoming an inspiration for many.