News Stories

Daniel O. Persky, MD

Daniel O. Persky, MD, is one of just 12 physician scientists honored this year by the National Cancer Instititue for his leadership in clinical research.

The National Cancer Institute has renewed a grant for the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program which trains cancer researchers for the future.

David S. Alberts, MD

David S. Alberts, MD, will receive the AACR's Prevention Pioneer Award during the organization's upcoming cancer prevention research conference in New Orleans.

Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP

UA Cancer Center member Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP, calls the proposed expansion for the use of genetic screening to identify possible risk for breast and ovarian cancer “a bold, intriguing thought that deserves more study.”

A drug to treat advanced melanoma that received fast-track approval from the Food and Drug Administration was tested at the UA Cancer Center, offering patients access to therapies not available elsewhere.

Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd

Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd, has been appointed associate vice president for population health sciences and executive director of the new Center for Population Science and Discovery at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.

Danzhou Yang and Laurence Hurley

Danzhou Yang, PhD, and Laurence Hurley, PhD, were awarded a five-year, $370,000 grant to research a novel drug-like molecule that can kill cancer cells with little to no toxicity in the body.

¡Vida! – an information and wellness program for cancer survivors – has received the Arizona Rural Health Association’s 2014 Inspiring Rural Health Program Award.

The UACC's Better Than Ever program has begun its 15th season of fitness and fund raising for cancer research. Read about one of our employees for which BTE has been life-changing.

Rick Kittles, PhD

Rick Kittles, PhD, a national leader on cancer health disparities, has been appointed director of the new Division of Population Genetics, part of the new Center for Applied Genetics at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.