The good news: far more people are surviving cancer now than at any other point in history. However, this increase in survivorship has created a new set of medical problems that researchers such as Abraham Jacob, MD, are attempting to resolve.
Lois J. Loescher, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Dr. Loescher has spent her career conducting cancer-prevention research and program development, particularly for skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.
The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) and the Steele Children’s Research Center have announced their collaboration with Immunovative Therapies, Ltd. (ITL) to begin clinical trials using AlloStim™ and AlloVax™, with an initial focus on adult and pediatric leukemias and childhood cancers.
A drug already approved for treating breast and lung cancer is showing improvements in progression-free survival in melanoma patients.
UA Cancer Center physician scientist Thomas P. Miller, MD, director of the center's Lymphoma Program, will receive the UA College of Medicine's Faculty Science Forum Founders Day Award and deliver a lecture Nov. 16.