January, 2014

Seeing cancer differently

Truly groundbreaking cancer research is reserved for those who find new ways to look at the disease. Ghassan Mouneimne, PhD, is doing just that.

The cutting edge

From genome sequencing to cellular biology to clinical application, the team at the University of Arizona Cancer Center approaches its research from all angles to deliver the most forward-thinking, state-of-the-art cancer care.

Robert Krouse, MD, FACS
Robert Krouse, MD, FACS

Robert Krouse, MD, FACS, awarded $1.1 million for malignant bowel obstruction study

Robert Krouse, MD, FACS, was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to study ways to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from malignant bowel obstructions.

Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH, CIP
Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH, CIP

Study aims to reduce health risks in Arizona’s tribal youth

UA Cancer Center researcher and assistant director of the Cancer Health Disparities Institute Francine Gachupin, PhD, is studying high-risk behaviors in American Indian youth with an eye toward reversing the trends that can lead to chronic disease, including cancer.

Emad Elquza, MD
Emad Elquza, MD

Emad Elquza, MD, named medical director at UACC - North Campus

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is home to cutting-edge research projects and top-notch clinical care. Emad Elquza, MD, will be in a unique position to bring those two worlds closer together.

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

Cancer risk lower in women adhering to cancer prevention guidelines

Postmenopausal women whose behaviors were consistent with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Cancer Prevention Guidelines put forth by the American Cancer Society had lower risk for cancer incidence, and cancer-related and cancer-unrelated death.

Breast cancer survivors sought for meditation research study

Study to examine whether meditation techniques reduce stress and enhance the well-being of breast cancer survivors.