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Lois J. Loescher, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Dr. Loescher has spent her career conducting cancer-prevention research and program development, particularly for skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) and the Steele Children’s Research Center have announced their collaboration with Immunovative Therapies, Ltd. (ITL) to begin clinical trials using AlloStim™ and AlloVax™, with an initial focus on adult and pediatric leukemias and childhood cancers.

 

A drug already approved for treating breast and lung cancer is showing improvements in progression-free survival in melanoma patients. 

UA Cancer Center physician scientist Thomas P. Miller, MD, director of the center's Lymphoma Program, will receive the UA College of Medicine's Faculty Science Forum Founders Day Award and deliver a lecture Nov. 16.

Lung cancer is a treatable, curable disease if it is diagnosed early. November is lung cancer awareness month — a good time to think about your risk.

The UA Early Phase Chemoprevention Consortium at the UA Cancer Center has received funding to continue early-phase clinical trials to evaluate novel cancer preventive agents.

If you have cancer in your family, you might have questions about the risks of cancer for yourself or your children. We're presenting a free symposium Nov. 17 to answer your questions.

Karen Weihs, MD, director of psychosocial oncology at UACC, is co-chairing a conference on understanding cancer risk, progrssion and outcomes from a biobehavioral perspective.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center welcomes new faculty members to the Section of Hematology/Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology in the UA College of Medicine.

Jennifer Bea, PhD

In 2008, the Better Than Ever grant review committee awarded $25,000 to junior investigator Jennifer Bea, PhD, to study "Prevention of Frailty in Breast Cancer Survivors." Today, that study has shown promise and could lead to exercise-based programs tailored to the needs of breast cancer survivors.