News Stories

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.

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.