Cancer is a disease that attacks more than just a patient’s cells. It often wreaks havoc on an individual’s emotional equilibrium, as well. Karen Weihs, MD, is among the researchers attempting to identify patients who exhibit depressive symptoms in order to help them successfully fight cancer on every level — physically and emotionally.
Researchers at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have discovered that many women with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum have seen their tumors stabilize or shrink after taking a regular dose of the compound selumetinib.
On Monday afternoon, the National Cancer Institute released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, the most comprehensive and detailed report of its kind with regard to cancer trends.
University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher Robert Karn, PhD, was awarded the Mendel Memorial Medal for his support of the new Mendelianum in Brno, Czech Republic, and for supporting Czech genetic science over the past decade.
University of Arizona postdoctoral research fellow Tomas Nuño, PhD, will use a $325,000 National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to study cancer outcomes among underserved populations.