News Stories

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.

Drs. DuPont, Sligh and Leyo DuPont

When Arizona Cancer Center member James E. Sligh, MD, PhD, took over as division chief of dermatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, his top priority was to develop a residency program.

A photographic sun damage scale

Measuring sun damage is an essential part of skin cancer research and treatment. It is also highly subjective, which makes it difficult to determine just how effective a new agent or intervention may be. Arizona Cancer Center member Naja E. McKenzie, PhD, RN, is trying to change that by developing a global photographic sun damage scale.

Susan Pitt and Lisa Quale

While Tucsonans often brag about enjoying so many sunny days a year, all that sunshine can take a toll, sometimes in the form of skin cancer. The Arizona Cancer Center provides enhanced education and training for skin cancer patients and high-risk individuals through a patient education program.

Dr. Clara Curiel and Lynne Morrison use the SciBase.

Imagine an automated diagnostic device that can determine whether a suspicious mole is dangerous without doing a biopsy. Swedish company SciBase has created a device that aims to do just that and it is being tested in a clinical trial at the Arizona Cancer Center.

A $2 million gift from the Del E. Webb Foundation of Prescott will support recruiting and hiring faculty and staff members for the Arizona Cancer Center at Phoenix.

Sherif Morgan, PhD

Sherif Morgan, PhD, a research associate working with Lee Cranmer, MD, PhD, in the Arizona Cancer Center's Melanoma/Sarcoma Research Program, presented his research findings at the 22nd European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer symposium.

AZCC researcher Jiaqi Shi, MD, PhD, has been awarded the pretigious Benjamin Castleman Award for her research in pancreatic cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets.