May, 2014

Patricia A. Thompson, PhD
Patricia A. Thompson, PhD

LRIG1 gene alterations may increase the risk for breast cancer relapse, death

Women whose early-stage breast cancers had reduced numbers of copies of the LRIG1 gene were more likely to have a relapse or die of their disease, according to data analyzed by UACC researcher Patricia Thompson, PhD.

Extended family

Forty years ago, G. Timothy Bowden, PhD, was an idealistic biology researcher looking to make his mark on the world. Today, his impact reaches farther than he ever could have imagined.

Nathan A. Ellis, PhD
Nathan A. Ellis, PhD

Internationally recognized genetics researcher joins UACC

Nathan A. Ellis, PhD, an internationally recognized genetics researcher has joined UACC to be the program leader of the Center’s Cancer Biology Program.

The ripple effect

Joanne Jeter, MD, never backs down from a challenge. In fact, she seeks out the toughest cases, because they often lead to the biggest breakthroughs.

Join the Skin Cancer Institute's Melanoma Awareness Mystery Tour

Our Skin Cancer Institute is putting a fun focus on May as National Skin Cancer/Melanoma Detection and Prevention month. Find out how you can join in.

Lisa Rimsza, MD
Lisa Rimsza, MD

Lisa Rimsza, MD, to serve as the Southwest Regional Biorepository for ACSR

Lisa Rimsza, MD, was recently awarded $1.75 million over five years to serve as the Southwest Regional Biorepository for the AIDS Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) Network.

Join us for Living in Harmony with the Sun at the Desert Museum

For the ninth year, the University of Arizona Cancer Center's Skin Cancer Institute will present Living in Harmony with the Sun at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum May 31 - to teach how desert and animals have adopted to the sun and thrive in a desert environment.

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS
Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS

Noted breast cancer surgeon, researcher appointed first female head of UA Department of Surgery

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS has been named head of the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Department of Surgery and the UA Cancer Center's Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research.

UA Cancer Center - Phoenix topped off

The final beam at the Univerity of Arizona Cancer Center- Phoenix was set atop the building Tuesday, another milestone toward a Summer 2015 opening.

Lisa Rimsza, MD
Lisa Rimsza, MD

Lisa Rimsza, MD, named Salmon Award recipient

Dr. Lisa Rimsza, a pathologist and lymphoma researcher, is the 2014 Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator award winner. She will be honored May 8.