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Tony Ward, Monica Yellowhair and Amanda Tachine

According to the Centers for Disease Control, specifically unique circumstances of culture, location, history and health care produce unique patterns of cancer occurrence among Native Americans. The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) was established to help alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training and outreach programs.

David S. Alberts, MD, director of The University of Arizona Cancer Center, is implementing a leadership transition plan that calls for a nationwide search for a new director to succeed him when he retires after his many years of distinguished service.

Bruce Alberts, PhD

Bruce Alberts, PhD, two-term president of the National Academy of Sciences and professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California San Francisco, will discuss “Science and the World’s Future” Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. at The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center placed No. 1 in a forthcoming study in the Journal of Healthcare Management that assesses U.S. hospital and health system website quality.

Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD

A University of Arizona Cancer Center physician-scientist is developing drug combinations to one day treat patients with Aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Michael Bookman, MD

Michael A. Bookman, MD, appeared on the Dec. 28 edition of NBC Nightly News to discuss the potential use of Avastin to help combat ovarian cancer.

Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH

Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH, will host a free one-hour seminar with the most current information on the human papilloma virus (HPV) — the virus that can cause cervical cancer.

Two leading Arizona health care entities, The University of Arizona Cancer Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center have entered into an agreement to form an innovative collaboration in Phoenix.

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The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Phoenix project received unanimous approval from the Arizona Board of Regents at its meeting Dec. 2, 2011, in Tucson.

Ana Maria López, MD, MPH, FACP

Ana Maria López, MD, MPH, FACP, has been named one of four Women Who Lead by the University of Arizona Women's Studies Advisory Council.