October, 2011

Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO
Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO

Connecting on a personal level

At The University of Arizona Cancer Center, one of the highest compliments a radiation oncologist can receive is that he or she is an exceptional “rounder.” What does that mean? Let’s have Baldassarre “Dino” Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO, explain.

Surviving cancer: One year later

In August 2010, Tom Kleespie and Martin Rubio of Arizona Public Media spent the day with Pat Mersiowsky as she completed her 27th dose of chemotherapy. A year later, they revisited the Mersiowskys to find out where their cancer journey had taken them. As they quickly learned, it was a surprisingly positive place.

Chuck Wunder, Green Valley Fire District
Chuck Wunder, Green Valley Fire District

Firefighters team up with UACC to 'Give Cancer the Boot'

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund, Inc. made a $10,000 donation to The University of Arizona Cancer Center, which will go toward researching cancers that tend to have a higher than normal incidence among firefighters.

Evan C. Unger, MD
Evan C. Unger, MD

Under the microscope: Dr. Unger's bubbles

Evan C. Unger, MD, has big plans for his tiny bubbles. The University of Arizona's 2011 Technology Innovation Award winner continues to break new ground in the field of nanotechnology research.

Touring the Biosphere 2 campus
Touring the Biosphere 2 campus

‘Protect Your Skin’ program helping to deliver sun safety information

The Skin Cancer Institute at The University of Arizona Cancer Center is working with Biosphere 2, Pima Air and Space Museum, Reid Park Zoo, Tohono Chul Park and Tucson Botanical Gardens to install sunscreen dispensers in public restrooms at each venue, and to provide sun safety information for guests, staff and volunteers.

Walgreens pharmacy opens at North Campus

An outpatient pharmacy located next to the lobby in The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus is available for patients, staff and anyone needing medications.

Greg Rogers, PhD
Greg Rogers, PhD

UACC researcher to have study published in Journal of Cell Biology

Greg Rogers, PhD, is the author of a feature article in the upcoming Journal of Cell Biology that covers his laboratory’s groundbreaking work involving the identification of several new molecules that regulate centrosome duplication.

Catherine A. Azar, MD
Catherine A. Azar, MD

Catherine Azar, MD, joins BMT program

Catherine A. Azar, MD, has joined The University of Arizona Cancer Center Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Dr. Azar began her medical career in Tucson in private practice and later joined The University of Arizona Cancer Center as a charter clinical faculty member in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program in 1989.

¡VIDA! The Mujer Latina Breast Cancer Conference is Oct. 22

¡VIDA! The Sixth Annual Mujer Latina Breast Cancer Conference, scheduled for Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., is a collaborative community effort that will offer bilingual Spanish/English information for breast cancer survivors and all Latinas interested in learning about breast health and breast cancer.