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Tom “Haggy” Hagedorn was a celebrated tennis coach, friend and husband. When his young life was claimed by leukemia in 2009, his wife Melissa established the Tom Hagedorn Foundation to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Donna D. Zhang, PhD

Professor Donna Zhang and her team showed that brusatol, together with chemotherapy treatment, can combat chemoresistance, increase cell death, reduce cell proliferation and reduce tumor growth.

Amanda Baker, PharmD, PhD

Amanda Baker, PharmD, PhD, an Arizona College of Pharmacy graduate of the Class of 2000, chose to train as a pharmacist for an unusual reason: to conduct translational drug development research at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Plan to attend an informative presentation on the needs of family and friends caring for cancer patients Wednesday, Feb. 2 at noon at Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center.

Emmanuel Katsanis, MD

Dr. Emmanuel Katsanis will direct the UA College of Medicine MD-PhD Program for medical students who are planning careers in academic medicine and biomedical research and pursuing extensive formal research training to enhance their research skills.

Thirty Arizona Cancer Center physicians are included among the Best Doctors in America for 2010-2011.

This innovative surgical technique avoids the need for facial incisions or a craniotomy, so complications are decreased, recovery is faster and patients are spared unsightly incisions.

Melba Jaramillo, PhD, a recent graduate of the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, is working on a promising blood cancer treatment, and at the same time is a role model for her family and the community. Read the Sierra Vista Herald story Woman earns PhD, becoming an inspiration for many.

Lisa M. Rimsza, MD

Arizona Cancer Center member Lisa M. Rimsza, MD, an associate professor of pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, is part of a team of researchers who have identified a possible gene target for treating a form of lymphoma. The study results are published in the journal Nature.

An invention by Arizona Cancer Center member may provide a way to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer tissues in controlled doses without harming healthy body cells.