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Monica Yellowhair, PhD

Uranium exposure has led to some devastating public health consequences, including potential increased risk for certain forms of cancer. It’s an issue that truly hits home for Monica Yellowhair, PhD.

The field of cancer biology has taken incredible leaps forward in recent years, but these advances are just the first steps toward the ultimate goal of preventing and curing cancer. It will fall to the next generation of research scientists to turn that goal into reality.


The UACC's Skin Cancer Institute's co-sponsored Living in Harmony with the Sun event at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum provided skin screenings, sun safety information and kids' activities.

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

Twenty-two physicians affiliated with the UA Cancer Center are included among the 2013 Best Doctors in America database.

Six collaborative research projects -- pairing clinical and basic scientists -- have received funding through the University of Arizona Cancer Center's Support Grant, as well as with funding from the Del Webb Foundation and the UACC's Better Than Ever program.

A Cancer Center researcher is on a UA engineering team combining the advantages of high-contrast microwave imaging being developed for breast cancer detection with high-resolution ultrasound imaging to detect improvised explosive devices, also known as IEDs.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has proclaimed May as Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and encourages residents to protect their skin - all year long.

For people who have a strong family history of cancer, our multi-specialty team at the University of Arizona Cancer Center can assess cancer risk, determine if genetic testing is appropriate, interpret testing results, and counsel regarding the options for cancer risk management.

The University of Arizona’s Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program graduates six doctoral students this academic year, bringing to 75 the total number of graduates since the program’s inception in 1988.