October, 2012

UACC awarded $9.6 million for prevention agent studies

The UA Early Phase Chemoprevention Consortium at the UA Cancer Center has received funding to continue early-phase clinical trials to evaluate novel cancer preventive agents.

UA Cancer Center to present symposium on hereditary cancer risks

If you have cancer in your family, you might have questions about the risks of cancer for yourself or your children. We're presenting a free symposium Nov. 17 to answer your questions.

Karen Weihs, MD, co-chairs Precision Cancer Care Conference

Karen Weihs, MD, director of psychosocial oncology at UACC, is co-chairing a conference on understanding cancer risk, progrssion and outcomes from a biobehavioral perspective.

UACC welcomes eight new faculty members

The University of Arizona Cancer Center welcomes new faculty members to the Section of Hematology/Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology in the UA College of Medicine.

Jennifer Bea, PhD
Jennifer Bea, PhD

BTE grant a critical piece of the puzzle for Jennifer Bea, PhD

In 2008, the Better Than Ever grant review committee awarded $25,000 to junior investigator Jennifer Bea, PhD, to study "Prevention of Frailty in Breast Cancer Survivors." Today, that study has shown promise and could lead to exercise-based programs tailored to the needs of breast cancer survivors.

Jessica Miller, PhD
Jessica Miller, PhD

Attention to detail

In cancer research, it tends to take major scientific breakthroughs to capture the public’s attention. However, Jessica Miller, PhD, believes that the most creative thinking typically occurs in those quiet moments of study and preparation.

Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Robert Livingston, MD
Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Robert Livingston, MD

The next generation

Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH, has high hopes for the future of cancer treatment. At the University of Arizona Cancer Center, her mentors are helping her turn those hopes into reality.