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Arizona hospitals use innovation to create better patient care

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In the ever-changing face of healthcare, many Arizona hospitals have stepped up to the plate to provide some of the most innovative advances in treatment in an effort to provide patients with better care and better results. Beyond better treatment, the impact of healthcare on Arizona’s economy is undeniable. Twelve of the 50 biggest employers… Read More →

Lisa Sanchez: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Lisa Sanchez, COO, The CORE Institute Sanchez is COO of national clinic operations for The CORE Institute, which showed 40 percent growth for the first quarter of 2015. Greatest accomplishment: “I spent a year in Michigan integrating and rapidly growing our new Orthopedic practice including on-boarding several new providers and opening two new centers.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Susan Pepin: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Susan Pepin, MD, president and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Pepin is a nationally recognized medical educator, clinician and researcher. She joined Piper Trust as president and CEO in July. Prior to joining the Trust, Dr. Pepin served as associate dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Geisel School… Read More →

TGen finds genes linked to pancreatic cancer survival

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A study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and other major research institutes, found a new set of genes that can indicate improved survival after surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer. The study also showed that detection of circulating tumor DNA in the blood could provide an early indication of tumor recurrence. In conjunction with the… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead uses new spine robot for back surgery

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus (formerly Arrowhead Hospital) is the first and only hospital in Arizona to use the new Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System for minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery. “Renaissance® guides the surgeon’s tools and implants during both open and minimally invasive surgery which may provide greater accuracy when compared to freehand conventional spine surgery.… Read More →

ASU, Mayo researchers develop real-time test for bone cancer

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Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it’s hard to know. But a new test for detecting bone loss, being developed by Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic researchers, offers the possibility of near real-time monitoring of bone diseases. The technique, which measures changes in calcium isotope ratios, has passed an important hurdle by… Read More →

Ashion Analytics launches genomic testing services

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Phoenix-based Ashion Analytics, a CLIA certified and CAP-accredited molecular cancer testing laboratory, has announced its launch and the availability of its flagship product, the Genomic Enabled Medicine (GEM) Cancer Panel™, to assist doctors in treating patients with cancer. Ashion Analytics provides precision medicine testing and genomic interpretation services for oncologists and their patients. Ashion Analytics also provides… Read More →

SynCardia Systems files Form S-1 for IPO

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SynCardia Systems, a developer and manufacturer of temporary implantable artificial hearts, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $40 million in an initial public offering. Based in Tucson, Arizona, SynCardia Systems, Inc. is the manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart for use… Read More →

UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s set to open

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As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix. National Cancer Institute facilities are dedicated to fighting cancer through groundbreaking research and the Center’s goal is to have a clinical trial available… Read More →

Betsy Kuzas: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Betsy Kuzas, chief operating officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix Children’s highest-ranking woman heads up construction and facilities, including the hospital’s $538 million expansion, commanding respect in a role traditionally dominated by men. Greatest accomplishment: “Leading the complex expansion of Phoenix Children’s. My first priority was to assemble an expert team.” Childhood aspiration: “Healthcare was the family… Read More →

DxNA LLC opens Valley Fever multicenter clinical trial

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DxNA LLC has started a multi-center clinical study of DxNA’s molecular diagnostic test for the detection of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis), using its proprietary diagnostic platform, The GeneSTAT® System. DxNA intends in 2015 to submit its 510(k) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clearance of the test and the GeneSTAT System. Valley Fever… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

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There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

Judith S. Gordon: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Judith S. Gordon, associate professor and associate head for research at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine Gordon, who has been involved in research projects totaling more than $42 million, developed the first mobile app to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to reduce the morbidity… Read More →