November, 2012

UACC surgeon assists patients suffering from chemotherapy-related hearing loss

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 Loescher, PhD, RN, FAAN, receives nursing’s highest honor

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.

UACC and Steele Children's Research Center collaborate on clinical trials

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.


UA-led drug study shows improvement in melanoma progression-free survival

A drug already approved for treating breast and lung cancer is showing improvements in progression-free survival in melanoma patients. 

Thomas Miller, MD, receives College of Medicine Founders Day Award

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.

Early lung cancer screenings can save lives

Lung cancer is a treatable, curable disease if it is diagnosed early. November is lung cancer awareness month — a good time to think about your risk.