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Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard

Three endowed chairs and two research endowments were made possible by the generous $5 million estate gift from the late Fenton L. Maynard of Phoenix to the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Each of the Cancer Center's core research programs will benefit from the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Excellence in Breast Cancer Research Endowment.

Evan S. Ong, MD

Treating patients whose cancers have metastasized remains one of the greatest challenges in medicine today. But a new therapy, only available here, is offering hope to patients with metastasized abdominal cancers.

To better serve our patients in the Northwest areas of Tucson and Pima County, the Arizona Cancer Center and University Medical Center will expand our Orange Grove clinic to house a radiation oncology facility.

Register now for the Jan. 30 Partners in Survival workshop for men supporting women with cancer. The program aims to promote understanding and communication between loved ones and is available to men who are supporting a woman in their life who has cancer.

Thirty-three physicians affiliated with the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona are among the prestigious 2009-2010 Best Doctors in America database.

Dr. Francisco A.R. Garcia is the director of the UA National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and a faculty member at the Arizona Cancer Center. Read the full story.

When a family member has cancer, you may have questions about the risks of cancer for yourself or your children. Cancer In the Family: What You Need to Know brings together experts from the Arizona Cancer Center to answer your questions about assessing and reducing your cancer risk. Register online now.

A study by the National Cancer Institute published Dec. 7 shows continued declines in overall cancer rates; colorectal cancer trends predicted to decline.

Leadership of the Arizona Cancer Center have briefed the Arizona Board of Regents about plans to develop a full-service, comprehensive outpatient cancer treatment clinic and research facility in Phoenix. 

George Watts, PhD

George Watts, PhD, is currently using DNA microarray technology to try to determine factors related to cancer cell migration, invasion and angiogenesis