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If you have cancer in your family, you might have questions about the risks of cancer for yourself or your children. We're presenting a free symposium Nov. 17 to answer your questions.

Karen Weihs, MD, director of psychosocial oncology at UACC, is co-chairing a conference on understanding cancer risk, progrssion and outcomes from a biobehavioral perspective.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center welcomes new faculty members to the Section of Hematology/Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology in the UA College of Medicine.

Jennifer Bea, PhD

In 2008, the Better Than Ever grant review committee awarded $25,000 to junior investigator Jennifer Bea, PhD, to study "Prevention of Frailty in Breast Cancer Survivors." Today, that study has shown promise and could lead to exercise-based programs tailored to the needs of breast cancer survivors.

Jessica Miller, PhD

In cancer research, it tends to take major scientific breakthroughs to capture the public’s attention. However, Jessica Miller, PhD, believes that the most creative thinking typically occurs in those quiet moments of study and preparation.

Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Robert Livingston, MD

Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH, has high hopes for the future of cancer treatment. At the University of Arizona Cancer Center, her mentors are helping her turn those hopes into reality.


¡VIDA! The Seventh Annual Mujer Latina Breast Cancer Conference will be held Oct. 6 at Apollo Community School. Topics will include cancer screening, understanding risk factors, treatment options and survivorship, with presentations delivered in Spanish and English.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is leading the first large nationwide study to determine how diet and physical activity together can improve the quality of life and prevent recurrence for women who are in clinical complete remission from advanced ovarian peritoneal or tubal cancer.

Four teams of UACC researchers received a total of $90,000 from the Basic-Clinical Partnerships Research Grant program to move forward on a variety of translational research pilot projects.

UA Cancer Center researchers continue to seek participants in a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen.