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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

Beth Jacobs, PhD

Beth Jacobs, PhD, studies genetic, dietary and lifestyle factors associated with cancer risk, and she’s at the forefront of an international scientific movement focusing on vitamin D.

Robert A. Weinberg, PhD

Robert A. Weinberg, PhD, professor and founding member of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present two lectures at the Arizona Cancer Center and receive its Donald Ware Waddell Award Dec. 3.

Wilma Wildcat with a Better Than Ever medal

The Better Than Ever program teamed up with CATwalk to hold successful 10K and 5K races and a 5K non-competitive walk on Nov. 14. The event brought in more than $80,000 for the Bobbi Olson Fund, which benefits women’s cancers research, education and prevention at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Better Than Ever is an Arizona Cancer Center fitness training and fundraising program. We are pleased that the $210,000 distributed this year brings the 9 year grant distribution total to more than $1.5 million. Learn more about the 2009-2010 grant award winners.

Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard

The late Fenton L. Maynard of Phoenix committed a $5 million gift from his estate to the Arizona Cancer Center to create the Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Excellence in Breast Cancer Research Endowment. This is the largest gift for research activities made to the Cancer Center in its 33-year history.

Nineteen Arizona Cancer Center members have been awarded a total of $4 million in federal National Institutes of Health stimulus grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD; George Watts, PhD; and David S. Alberts, MD

The Arizona Cancer Center congratulates three of its researcher/members and a community advisory board member on being selected as winners of the Tucson-area 40 Under 40 awards, which honor young community leaders.