News Stories

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.

Dr. Chambers

Setsuko K. Chambers, MD, director of Women’s Cancers at the Arizona Cancer Center has been elected a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention logo

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) has been awarded a $15.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue developing sustainable solutions to cancer disparities among Native Americans.

Mark D. Gilbert, MD, has been named director of clinical professional development at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Alfred M. Cohen

Alfred M. Cohen, MD, has been named surgical director at the Arizona Cancer Center and will guide the Department of Surgery oncologists.