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Worldwide Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Day, held Nov. 10, brought awareness about neuroendocrine tumors (NET). The Arizona Cancer Center is among the institutions involved in the treatment study of NET, comparing standard treatment with a novel therapy.

Arthur Gmitro, PhD, and Andrew Rouse, PhD, have been awarded $1.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop and clinically validate a real-time multi-spectral confocal microendoscope for in vivo diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

M. Elena Martínez, PhD, MPH

M. Elena Martínez, PhD, MPH, co-director of the Arizona Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program and professor of epidemiology at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center distinguished alumnus for 2010.

Alison T. Stopeck, MD

Arizona Cancer Center physician/scientist Alison T. Stopeck, MD, is the lead author of a paper appearing in the Nov. 8 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology reporting on the pain reducing  and complication prevention benefits of a new drug in breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to the bone.

The Better Than Ever training and fundraising program distributed $120,000 to fund five research grants focusing on women's cancers at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Arizona Cancer Center member Laurence Hurley, PhD, has been appointed chair of the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Counselors for Basic Sciences.

Joyce A. Schroeder, PhD

Dr. Joyce A. Schroeder has been named co-leader of the AZCC's Cancer Biology and Genetics Program.

Arizona Cancer Center physician Daniel Persky, MD, will discuss lymphoma as part of the Green Valley Community Lecture Series Oct. 19

Sir Bruce Ponder, MB, BChir, PhD

If you weren't able to make it to the 2010 Donald Ware Waddell Lectures on Oct. 8, you can watch videos of the scientific and public lectures.

Sir Bruce Ponder will deliver the scientific and public lectures and receive the Donald Ware Waddell award at the Arizona Cancer Center Friday.