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Dr. Pavani Chalasani

Dr. Pavani Chalasani to study biomarkers that might predict therapeutic response for breast cancer patients.

University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are working on a variety of cancer projects thanks to funding from the American Cancer Society.

Stacy Lauver, CPA

Stacy Lauver, CPA, has joined the University of Arizona Cancer Center as assistant director of finance, coming from Pima  Community College.

Rick Kittles, PhD

Rick Kittles, PhD, will serve as co-chair of this year’s conference on “The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.”

A synthetic hormone developed by UA faculty that has been shown to offer relief for a rare skin disease has been approved for patients in Europe.

A procedure for breast cancer patients that delivers one dose of radiation directly to tissue surrounding the tumor at the time of surgery, replacing the need for weeks of follow up daily radiation treatment, is being offered through a clinical trial.

Jonathan H. Schatz, MD

Jonathan H. Schatz, MD, was recently awarded a 5-year, $1.59 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study ways to effectively combat drug resistance when treating lymphoma.

Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO

The quality of a woman’s diet was linked to lower mortality and may have a protective effect after ovarian cancer, according to a new study published this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH

The breast cancer physician-scientist is among the first at the Arizona Health Sciecnes Center to be recognized with this award.

The consortium of cancer organizations will allow more patients access to pharmaceutical clinical trials.