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For the ninth year, the University of Arizona Cancer Center's Skin Cancer Institute will present Living in Harmony with the Sun at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum May 31 - to teach how desert and animals have adopted to the sun and thrive in a desert environment.

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS has been named head of the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Department of Surgery and the UA Cancer Center's Margaret E. and Fenton L. Maynard Endowed Chair in Breast Cancer Research.

The final beam at the Univerity of Arizona Cancer Center- Phoenix was set atop the building Tuesday, another milestone toward a Summer 2015 opening.

Lisa Rimsza, MD

Dr. Lisa Rimsza, a pathologist and lymphoma researcher, is the 2014 Sydney E. Salmon, MD, Distinguished Investigator award winner. She will be honored May 8.


A planned estate gift to the University of Arizona will name The Tim and Diane Bowden Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program at the UA Cancer Center, and support Parkinson’s disease research being conducted by Associate Professor Scott J. Sherman, MD, PhD, of the Neurology Department in the UA College of Medicine.

University of Arizona Cancer Center founding Director Sydney E. Salmon, MD, has been named an “Oncology Luminary” by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

S1008 is a clinical trial to test whether an exercise and diet weight loss program can help overweight female colon or rectal cancer survivors reach a healthy body weight. 

Bradley J. Monk, MD, FACOG, FACS

Research on cervical cancer performed by a physician at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ali McBride, MS, PharmD, BCPS

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has named Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, clinical coordinator, where he will collaborate with the director of pharmacy, oncology services and other members of the healthcare team to improve the services delivered by the oncology pharmacy team.

H-H. Sherry Chow, PhD

A $2.8 million grant will fund a study to determine the cancer risk reduction effects of Metformin in overweight and obese premenopausal women.