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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.

The Arizona Cancer Center’s popular public lecture series – delivered by world-class Arizona Cancer Center physicians and researchers – provide the latest findings in cancer prevention, detection, research and treatment for a number of cancers.

Get an inside look at the workings of a premier comprehensive cancer center. Learn about the latest advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment and visit a working research laboratory for hands-on demonstrations and presentations.

The Arizona Cancer Center's Skin Cancer Institute is partnering with the Melanoma International Foundation to host the Safe from the Sun Walkathon for Melanoma Awareness on Saturday, Oct. 10. Visit to learn more and register for the event.

Peter D. Baird

Peter D. Baird, a Phoenix attorney and former Arizona Cancer Center board member and chair, has died of leukemia. Peter is remembered by his friends at the Cancer Center as a devoted fundraiser for cancer research and fun-loving showman who lived his life with joy.

Michael A. Bookman, MD

Michael A. Bookman, MD, has joined the Arizona Cancer Center as chief of the Hematology/Oncology section. He has been appointed professor of medicine at the University of Arizona and will head the Department of Medicine’s Hematology/Oncology section.

Arizona Cancer Center researchers/ members and a community advisory board member are among 60 finalists for the 2009 "40 Under 40" awards given in the Tucson area.

Arizona Cancer Center resources were used this year in a skin screening effort at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.