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The Phoenix Friends Scholars, an initiative of the Phoenix Friends of the Arizona Cancer Center, supports world-class physician-scientists who show extraordinary potential for significantly advancing cancer treatments. The 2010 Phoenix Friends Scholars are Ravitharan “Ravi” Krishnadasan, MD, Mark "Marty" Pagel, PhD, and Karen Weihs, MD.

Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD

New therapies for treating non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are joining tried and tested therapies, but there needs to be an understanding of how rational combinations match within the “hallmarks of cancer,” according to the AZCC's Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD.

David S. Alberts, MD

Arizona Cancer Center director David S. Alberts, MD, is a member of the newly launched Arizona Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer, an initiative of the American Cancer Society.

Jesse Nodora, DrPH

Cancer Center researcher Jesse Nodora, DrPH, will study ways to help low-income women at risk of cervical cancer get follow up care with support from an American Cancer Society grant.

Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP

Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP, has joined the Fellowship of the prestigious American College of Physicians.

Two Arizona Cancer Center members, University of Arizona cellular biology professor Patricia Thompson, PhD, and nutritional sciences associate professor Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO, talk about breast cancer research on Arizona Illustrated. 

Daniel Sotelo

Arizona Cancer Center student researcher Daniel Sotelo is among 27 undergraduate students selected to attend the American Associaton for Cancer Research's 102nd annual meeting.

Five members of the Arizona Cancer Center are in Brisbane, Australia, participating in the International Skin Cancer Research Workshop 2011, part of the activities of the Pan-Pacific Skin Cancer Consortium created in 2010.

Evan Unger, MD

For the third year in a row, an Arizona Cancer Center member has been honored with the University of Arizona's 2011 Technology Innovation Award. Evan Unger, MD, co-leader of the AZCC's Cancer Imaging Program, is this years honoree.

Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP

The Arizona Cancer Center Executive Committee chose Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP, to receive the first Yellen Young Investigator Award. The $15,000 unrestricted gift is from Cancer Center board member Barry Yellen and his wife, Pat.