March, 2012

NCI releases Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2008) on Wednesday, stating that incidence and death rates from all cancers across all demographics continued to consistently decline in the United States, but that excess weight and lack of physical activity pose a serious health risk.

G. Timothy Bowden, PhD
G. Timothy Bowden, PhD

UACC member studying link between Parkinson’s and melanoma

University of Arizona Cancer Center member G. Timothy Bowden, PhD, is part of a research team looking into a potential link between Parkinson’s disease and an increased risk of melanoma.

Mark "Marty" Pagel, PhD
Mark "Marty" Pagel, PhD

Marty Pagel, PhD, awarded $2 million NIH grant to study impact of baking soda on breast cancer

University of Arizona Cancer Center member Mark “Marty” Pagel, PhD, will receive a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of personalized baking soda therapy to treat breast cancer.

UACC cited for 'great' oncology program

Becker's Hospital Review has included The University of Arizona Cancer Center and its clinical partner, University of Arizona Medical Center, on its list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs.

UACC member honored as top University innovator for 2012

Ronald Weinstein, MD, Univeristy of Arizona pathology and public health professor and director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, is honored for his tecnhology innovations that have brought health care services to rural and underserved communities.

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD
Emmanuel Katsanis, MD

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, named director of UACC BMT program

The University of Arizona Cancer Center named Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, the program director of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) program. This marks the first time that the Cancer Center’s adult and pediatric programs will be under consolidated leadership.

UACC signs affiliation agreement with Verde Valley Medical Center

Verde Valley Medical Center and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare-Sedona have become an affiliate of The University of Arizona Cancer Center.