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Ground was officially broken on the new University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health outpatient facility in downtown Phoenix.

Karen Weihs, MD

Cancer is a disease that attacks more than just a patient’s cells. It often wreaks havoc on an individual’s emotional equilibrium, as well. Karen Weihs, MD, is among the researchers attempting to identify patients who exhibit depressive symptoms in order to help them successfully fight cancer on every level — physically and emotionally.

John Farley, MD

Researchers at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have discovered that many women with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum have seen their tumors stabilize or shrink after taking a regular dose of the compound selumetinib.

University of Arizona Cancer Center clinicians and researchers will present at the Lymphoma Research Foundation's annual patient education and networking forum in Scottsdale March 9.


The University of Arizona has formally affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/ Dignity Health to develop a cancer care program in Phoenix.

Have you been told by your doctor that you have Actinic Keratoses? The UA Cancer Center has a study aimed at understanding the biology and treatment of skin cancer and you could help.

On Monday afternoon, the National Cancer Institute released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, the most comprehensive and detailed report of its kind with regard to cancer trends.

University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher Robert Karn, PhD, was awarded the Mendel Memorial Medal for his support of the new Mendelianum in Brno, Czech Republic, and for supporting Czech genetic science over the past decade.

University of Arizona postdoctoral research fellow Tomas Nuño, PhD, will use a $325,000 National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to study cancer outcomes among underserved populations.

The Arizona Board of Regents has approved construction of the UA Cancer Center - Phoenix on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Construction will begin later this month in downtown Phoenix.