News Stories

Michael A. Bookman

Extended therapy with the drug Avastin may help women with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer, according to a Phase III study by the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG).

Dr. Myra Muramoto

The grant will fund the development and evaluation of a new program to train chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists in effective ways to help their patients and clients quit tobacco.

Lee Cranmer, MD, PhD

Arizona Cancer Center patients were among the 676 individuals who participated in a worldwide drug trial that, for the first time, demonstrated increased survival for patients with metastatic melanoma.

Eugene W. Gerner, PhD

Eugene W. Gerner, PhD, professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Director of the Arizona Cancer Center’s Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer program and BIO5 Institute member, talks about the research that garnered him the 2010 Technology Innovation Award.

Leslie Gunatilaka, PhD, a member of the Arizona Cancer Center's Therapeutic Development Program, used a new quick-growing technique to produce a water-soluble form of a plant compound that combats cancer and encourages the survival of healthy cells.

Elena Martínez, PhD, MPH

Elena Martínez, PhD, MPH, director of the Arizona Cancer Center's Cancer Health Disparities Institute, and two students involved in the CHDI's ELLA Binational Breast Cancer Study receive honors.

The Arizona Cancer Center received two UA Foundation-funded pilot grants to study the mechanisms of melanoma metastasis and create a new outreach program, Teaching Sun Safety to Teens.

Arizona Cancer Center members Joanne Jeter, MD, and Daniel Persky, MD, are the 2010 Charles A. Coltman Jr., Fellowship awardees from the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and The Hope Foundation.

Arizona Cancer Center researchers Robert Dorr, PhD, RPh, and Mark "Marty" Pagel, PhD, are the 2010 recipients of the Sydney E. Salmon Awards.

May is designated nationally as melanoma/skin cancer detection and prevention month. The Arizona Cancer Center has activities planned to mark the month and sun safety information for you and your family.