News Stories

Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO

At The University of Arizona Cancer Center, one of the highest compliments a radiation oncologist can receive is that he or she is an exceptional “rounder.” What does that mean? Let’s have Baldassarre “Dino” Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO, explain.

In August 2010, Tom Kleespie and Martin Rubio of Arizona Public Media spent the day with Pat Mersiowsky as she completed her 27th dose of chemotherapy. A year later, they revisited the Mersiowskys to find out where their cancer journey had taken them. As they quickly learned, it was a surprisingly positive place.

Chuck Wunder, Green Valley Fire District

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund, Inc. made a $10,000 donation to The University of Arizona Cancer Center, which will go toward researching cancers that tend to have a higher than normal incidence among firefighters.

Evan C. Unger, MD

Evan C. Unger, MD, has big plans for his tiny bubbles. The University of Arizona's 2011 Technology Innovation Award winner continues to break new ground in the field of nanotechnology research.

Touring the Biosphere 2 campus

The Skin Cancer Institute at The University of Arizona Cancer Center is working with Biosphere 2, Pima Air and Space Museum, Reid Park Zoo, Tohono Chul Park and Tucson Botanical Gardens to install sunscreen dispensers in public restrooms at each venue, and to provide sun safety information for guests, staff and volunteers.

An outpatient pharmacy located next to the lobby in The University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus is available for patients, staff and anyone needing medications.

Greg Rogers, PhD

Greg Rogers, PhD, is the author of a feature article in the upcoming Journal of Cell Biology that covers his laboratory’s groundbreaking work involving the identification of several new molecules that regulate centrosome duplication.

Catherine A. Azar, MD

Catherine A. Azar, MD, has joined The University of Arizona Cancer Center Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Dr. Azar began her medical career in Tucson in private practice and later joined The University of Arizona Cancer Center as a charter clinical faculty member in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program in 1989.

¡VIDA! The Sixth Annual Mujer Latina Breast Cancer Conference, scheduled for Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., is a collaborative community effort that will offer bilingual Spanish/English information for breast cancer survivors and all Latinas interested in learning about breast health and breast cancer.

It's not too late to sign up to participate in Melanoma Walk 2011 -- happening Oct. 1.