When she was struck with an attack of diverticulitis in January, Shiela McArthur went to the doctor expecting to receive a quick course of antibiotics to clear it up. While the CAT scan confirmed diverticulitis, it also showed something unexpected: a tumor on her pancreas.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the project focuses on the discovery of a deranged signaling protein that disrupts the proper migration of cells in the developing brain. The scientists will test whether it could be a target for new cancer-fighting drugs.
The Arizona Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Fellowship Program has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant renewal. The training program has had National Cancer Institute funding since 1998.
Worldwide Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Day, held Nov. 10, brought awareness about neuroendocrine tumors (NET). The Arizona Cancer Center is among the institutions involved in the treatment study of NET, comparing standard treatment with a novel therapy.
Arthur Gmitro, PhD, and Andrew Rouse, PhD, have been awarded $1.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop and clinically validate a real-time multi-spectral confocal microendoscope for in vivo diagnosis of ovarian cancer.