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CTCA recruits patients for groundbreaking clinical trial

VisionGate

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) will be the first hospital in Arizona to work on a groundbreaking targeted drug trial for cancer treatment. The study launched earlier this year and will evaluate molecularly targeted cancer drugs and collect data on clinical outcomes to learn about additional uses of… Read More →

TGen and Banner Health announce concussion study

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Banner Health and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) formed a partnership to find a quicker and more accurate way of diagnosing concussions.  Specifically, Banner and TGen will obtain bio-samples from as many as 100 volunteer patients in an effort to find a biomarker — a genetic signature — that can definitively indicate when a patient has suffered… Read More →

VisionGate presents trial data at lung cancer conference

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Many physicians have to take a wait and see approach when a nodule is found inside of a patient’s lung. But VisionGate recently revealed a non-invasive LuCED test on sputum for the early detection of lung cancer may offer an alternative, non-invasive next step for patients. More than 1.5 million people in the United States will… Read More →

NCI funds TGen-led cancer study training

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded a 5-year, $1.125 million grant to continue an innovative and unique oncology training program for newly minted physicians developed and overseen by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, distinguished professor and physician-in-chief at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Convened by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society… Read More →

TGen study says treat brain tumors based on complexity

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Survival for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer, could be determined by the complexity of their tumor, according to researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The findings from a recent study suggest — to the researchers’ surprise — that the survival of those patients whose cancer cells exhibit a complex genomic… Read More →

TGen forges alliance with City of Hope

Cancer research

City of Hope, an independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a biomedical research institute, have formed an alliance to make precision medicine a reality for patients, according to a Wednesday announcement. TGen remains an Arizona-based nonprofit with headquarters in Phoenix. As part of the agreement, TGen will join… Read More →

Helios Scholars at TGen celebrates 10 years

Cancer research

Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) celebrated the 10th year of their premier internship program partnership, Helios Scholars at TGen, preparing students for college and career, and helping produce the next generation of Arizona’s biomedical workforce. Alumni from among the more than 400 graduates of the internship program joined Helios and TGen, their scientific mentors,… Read More →

AZ researchers focus on Zika virus, mosquitoes

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Arizona scientists and researchers haven’t stopped their efforts to discover new information on the Zika virus and the mosquito that carries it even as officials in Washington, D.C., battle over emergency funding to fight the virus. The Riehle Lab at the University of Arizona houses thousands of mosquitoes, about 50 of which researchers intentionally infected… Read More →

TGen, NAU ID anthrax linked to Soviet-era disaster

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A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR.   The Soviet Union produced anthrax spores on an industrial scale but repeatedly denied the… Read More →

TGen develops test for healthcare-acquired infections

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A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) details the design and validation of a low-cost, rapid and highly accurate screening tool — known as KlebSeq  — for potentially deadly healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), such as Klebsiella pneumoniae. HAIs affect hundreds of thousands of patients annually and add nearly $10 billion in associated healthcare costs. The findings,… Read More →

CTCA is world’s first with new immunotherapy treatment for cancer

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) has dosed its first three patients as part of the launch of a Phase I clinical trial using a novel antibody to treat patients with advanced solid tumors. CTCA® at Western  — located in Goodyear, west of Phoenix — is the first site… Read More →

TGen’s stepNout 5K boosts pancreatic cancer research

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This year, pancreatic cancer is projected to eclipse breast cancer as the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.  The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is determined to reverse this trend in pancreatic cancer by enlisting the help of more than 1,000 participants at the 11th annual stepNout Run/Walk/Dash for pancreatic cancer research, Nov. 6 in Scottsdale.  “We are… Read More →

Dr. Jasgit C. Sachdev: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Jasgit C. Sachdev

Dr. Jasgit C. Sachdev, MD, director, Breast and GYN Early Trials Program, HonorHealth Research Institute In addition to her role at HonorHealth, Dr. Sachdev is an associate professor in the Clinical Translational Research Division at the Translational Genomic Research Institute. She leads the new drug development program for women’s cancers at the HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale… Read More →

Dr. Parul Goel: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Parul Goel

Dr. Parul Goel,  MD, interventional pain management specialist, Barrow Brain and Spine Dr. Goel employs a comprehensive approach to treat the pain conditions of her patients, which includes X-ray guided injection therapy, physical therapy and medication management. Advice: “Do what you are passionate about.  Speak up and trust your instincts.  Surround yourself with a team… Read More →