February, 2014

Bradley J. Monk, MD, FACOG, FACS
Bradley J. Monk, MD, FACOG, FACS

UACC at St. Joseph’s reports promising cervical cancer findings in New England Journal of Medicine

Research on cervical cancer performed by a physician at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ali McBride, MS, PharmD, BCPS
Ali McBride, MS, PharmD, BCPS

Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, named UACC clinical coordinator

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has named Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, clinical coordinator, where he will collaborate with the director of pharmacy, oncology services and other members of the healthcare team to improve the services delivered by the oncology pharmacy team.

H-H. Sherry Chow, PhD
H-H. Sherry Chow, PhD

Study looks at cancer preventative effects of anti-diabetic drug

A $2.8 million grant will fund a study to determine the cancer risk reduction effects of Metformin in overweight and obese premenopausal women.

Dana, Ben, and Delaney

Real patients living their lives thanks to the wonderful treatments and care they receive at Diamond Children's.

Healthbreak: Robotic thoracic surgery a game changer in treating lung cancer

Farid Gharagozloo, MD, FACS, chief of Thoracic Surgery at The University of Arizona Medical Center, is using minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove lung cancer from patients, changing the way we look at the biggest cause of death by cancer in the United States.

Healthbreak: UA's Breast Health Program offers multi-disciplinary team approach

The Breast Health Program at The University of Arizona Cancer Center offers patients a personalized approach to breast cancer, spanning every facet of treatment. The team is made up of nationally-renowned experts across numerous specialties, all working in symphony to ensure exceptional care. 

Healthbreak: Blood and marrow transplants give pediatric leukemia patients treatment options

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD, discusses how pediatric leukemia patients whose cancers are otherwise incurable, have options at the University of Arizona Medical Center with blood and bone marrow transplants.

Healthbreak: UAMC's prostate cancer program offers patients a multi-faceted approach to care

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, FACS discusses UAMC's Prostate Cancer Program, a well-established program using a multi-faceted approach to caring for patients, including clinical and research activities dating back to the 1980s.

Randy’s tongue was rebuilt using tissue from his wrist

It was during an annual check-up with his regular doctor that Randy — a pastor in a Sierra Vista-based church — was stunned by the possibility that a sore spot under his tongue might be cancer. Having never taken part in activities such as drinking or smoking that are considered common causes of mouth cancer, being told he had stage 4 oral cancer was quite a shock.

Harrison H. Barrett, PhD
Harrison H. Barrett, PhD

Harrison H. Barrett, PhD, elected to National Academy of Engineering

Harrison Barrett, a University of Arizona Regents' Professor and UA Cancer Center member who has made groundbreaking advances in medical imaging, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Larry and his doctors fight his leukemia head on

During the 2011 holiday season, Larry’s mom noticed he didn’t seem himself, and was very lethargic. They took him to his pediatrician and demanded a blood test, figuring maybe he had a virus. Just six hours later they found themselves checking him into The University of Arizona Medical Center - Diamond Children’s, where they were told he had leukemia.

Thomas P. Miller, MD
Thomas P. Miller, MD

UACC faculty to lead lymphoma workshop in Scottsdale

University of Arizona Cancer Center clinicians will present at the Lymphoma Research Foundation's annual patient education and networking forum in Scottsdale March 8.