Francisco García, MD, MPH, co-director of the Arizona Cancer Center's Cancer Health Disparities Institute, has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Preventative Services for Women of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine
When she was struck with an attack of diverticulitis in January, Shiela McArthur went to the doctor expecting to receive a quick course of antibiotics to clear it up. While the CAT scan confirmed diverticulitis, it also showed something unexpected: a tumor on her pancreas.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the project focuses on the discovery of a deranged signaling protein that disrupts the proper migration of cells in the developing brain. The scientists will test whether it could be a target for new cancer-fighting drugs.