News Stories

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.

The fifth annual Melanoma Walk will raise funds to fight this deadly disease and increase awareness about melanoma.

A unique collaboration between the UA Cancer Center and NAU to bring cancer prevention and biomedical research training to Native American communities in Arizona has received $13 million in additional funding.

Jessica A. Miller, PhD

Jessica A. Miller, PhD, has been awarded a three-year, $450,000 Susan G. Komen grant to investigate the cause of chronic joint stiffness and pain associated with the use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) — a class of drug often used to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.