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The Arizona Cancer Center is currently conducting a clinical investigation on the effects of Polyphenon E (a green tea extract) on cervical cancer prevention. The study will determine whether Polyphenon E affects cancer-related biomarkers in blood and/or cervical tissue in women with persistent CIN1 or LSIL, or who test positive for oncogenic HPV (Human papillomavirus).

Tim and Diane Bowden

Cancer has claimed the lives of several of Tim and Diane Bowden’s loved ones. Their losses helped drive the adventure-loving couple, who celebrated 40 years of marriage this year, to map out a plan that honors their family, and that will perpetuate Tim’s lifelong work to prevent and cure cancer.

Nancy and Craig Berge have been friends of the Arizona Cancer Center for 20 years, but they didn’t start the friendship because they or anyone they knew had been touched by cancer. It was a friendship born from their willingness to simply do something good for other people.

The $5 million donation by Peter and Paula Fasseas toward the opening of a magnificent University of Arizona Cancer Center clinic on North Campbell Avenue is a gift that will benefit thousands of Arizonans touched by cancer.

Approximately 70% of all patients receiving chemotherapy experience some degree of nausea. While some have mild symptoms that are manageable, others experience more significant nausea. Nausea can impact a person's ability to eat and therefore meet their nutritional needs. Addressing nausea is important to a patient's quality of life and also their nutritional status.

A workshop taught by men for men to better support a wife/significant other with cancer. The topic is "Partnering for Better Sleep." Two 30-minute women's sessions will run concurrently: 1. Enhancing Communication, with Dr. Karen Weihs, Director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program at the Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North. 2. Nurturing Your Body and Mind, with a taste of Reiki and massage.

Anne Cress, PhD

The celebrated Arizona Cancer Center researcher,Anne Cress, PhD, has recently been appointed as Chairperson of the Tumor Progression and Metastasis Study Section by the Center for Scientific Review.

Faculty of the nationally renowned Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arizona Cancer Center have updated their collaborative work, Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention. The second edition of the work was published in October.

As a result of the largest-ever trial on prostate cancer prevention, researchers have found that Selenium and Vitamin E do not aid in preventing prostate cancer.

As if attending the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy weren't difficult enough, a dedicated group of University of Arizona Health Sciences students decided to take on an additional challenge: run a half marathon and raise funds for cancer research. On Dec. 7, 115 students crossed the finish line at the Tucson Half Marathon after raising more than $2,000 for the Arizona Cancer Center.