February, 2012

Search committee named for UACC director position

A search committee has been selected to identify candidates for the position of director of The University of Arizona Cancer Center to succeed David S. Alberts, MD, when he retires.

Better Than Ever spring kickoff is Saturday

Join us at Brandi Fenton Park for Better Than Ever's spring kickoff event.


UACC faculty to lead Lymphoma workshop

Four University of Arizona Cancer Center clinicians will present at the Lymphoma Research Foundation's annual patient education and networking forum in Scottsdale March 3.

UACC faculty to present at Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course

A free, all day event in Phoenix at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is geared toward ovarian cancer survivors, friends, family members and others.

Lisa M. Rimsza, MD
Lisa M. Rimsza, MD

Dr. Lisa Rimsza awarded $3 million for lymphoma study

University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher Lisa M. Rimsza, MD, will study molecular diagnosis and prognosis in aggressive lymphoma with the National Cancer Institute grant.

Singer and cancer survivor to bring Musical HOPE Campaign to UACC

Charlie Lustman, who lost his upper jaw to a rare cancer, will visit The University of Arizona Cancer Center as part of a nationwide tour to bring hope and love to cancer patients and those who care for them.

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO
Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO

Food as medicine

The most effective cancer prevention therapy can’t be found in a miracle pill or through an expensive series of medical procedures. Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO, said the best treatment can be found in the produce section of your local supermarket.

Patricia Thompson, PhD
Patricia Thompson, PhD

Balancing act

How do you treat someone who doesn’t have a disease? It’s a question Patricia Thompson, PhD, has spent a lifetime trying to answer.

Tony Ward, Monica Yellowhair and Amanda Tachine
Tony Ward, Monica Yellowhair and Amanda Tachine

Funding the future

According to the Centers for Disease Control, specifically unique circumstances of culture, location, history and health care produce unique patterns of cancer occurrence among Native Americans. The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) was established to help alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training and outreach programs.

Leadership Transition Plan Announced for UA Cancer Center

David S. Alberts, MD, director of The University of Arizona Cancer Center, is implementing a leadership transition plan that calls for a nationwide search for a new director to succeed him when he retires after his many years of distinguished service.