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TGen finds drug that could help treat brain tumors


In a significant breakthrough, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. In a study published today in the Journal of NeuroOncology, TGen researchers report that PPF works to limit the spread of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM — the most common primary tumor of… Read More →

Scottsdale startup HealthiestYou secures $30M investment


Arizona-based HealthiestYou (HY Holdings, Inc.), the nation’s leader in telehealth user engagement, announced a $30 million growth investment from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Frontier Capital. The company will use the investment for more aggressive sales and marketing efforts, technology enhancements and leadership to increase its share of the large and rapidly growing telehealth market. Over 4,000 employer groups… Read More →

Humana hosting job fair, looks to hire 50

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Humana Inc. is hiring more than 50 new, full-time jobs this month. Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail order pharmacy service, is hiring 40 pharmacy technicians and pharmacy tech-in-training positions at its southwest Phoenix office. The company is also hiring for nine packing and shipping roles and a handful of other roles. Humana is hosting a job fair… Read More →

UA’s Dr. Jeannie Lee named Geriatrician of the Year


Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, assistant head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and an associate professor in the same department, has been named the 2015 Geriatrician of the Year by the Arizona Geriatrics Society. Each year, the AzGS recognizes and honors exemplary and outstanding health-care professionals who are passionate… Read More →

UA College of Nursing ranked No. 1 in Arizona


The University of Arizona College of Nursing has been ranked No. 1 in the state for its program outcomes by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The Arizona Nursing Program Outcome Index includes 38 nursing schools statewide and is based on registered nurse licensure and graduation rates for 2014. Last year, UA nursing students achieved a first-time pass… Read More →

Does the military need a mental health talk? offers a Military Family Tool Kit.
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In Arizona, the veteran suicide rate is triple the civilian suicide rate. Is there a solution? John Ruocco was a father of two boys. A husband. A decorated Marine helicopter pilot. A student athlete. His widow and current Chief External Relations Officer of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Kim Ruocco, described him as the “life… Read More →

TGen leads Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team Siarhei Lenets

The Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will lead an international Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team of top cancer researchers in a $12 million effort to double the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff — TGen Physician-in-Chief and… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber lands healthcare litigators

John C. West and Robert M. Kort, attorneys with extensive experience in health care matters, have joined the litigation practice at Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, one of the largest commercial law firms in the western United States. West and Kort have successfully handled a wide range of complex litigation matters for managed care organizations, health… Read More →

Sabino Recovery treatment center opens in Tucson

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Sabino Recovery, a new and highly anticipated upscale residential recovery center situated on 100 acres of lush desert landscape northeast of Tucson, AZ, announced that it is officially open and welcoming guests. One of the only providers of its kind in the country, Sabino Recovery was founded to deliver a truly groundbreaking therapeutic model for healing and recovery based on the belief… Read More →

TGen shows liquid biopsy improves cancer patient care

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A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has reported that analyzing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can track how a patient’s cancer evolves and responds to treatment. In a study published today in Nature Communications, Dr. Muhammed Murtaza of TGen and Mayo Clinic, and colleagues, describe an extensive comparison between biopsy results… Read More →

Abrazo West’s Trauma Center earns national verification

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The Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center has been verified by the American College of Surgeons. Abrazo West Campus underwent a voluntary review process by the American College of Surgeons. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance. The program provides confirmation that Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center… Read More →

TGen, HonorHealth study new therapy for pancreatic cancer


Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer now have access to the new FDA approved drug, Onivyde, that produced significant overall survival rates in an international clinical study conducted in part by researchers at HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). “Results from our clinical trial research showed a patient survival rate of nearly… Read More →

WESTMARC honors winners of Best of the West Awards


WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, honored West Valley individuals, businesses, and projects at the 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards held on November 5. Nearly 500 business and community leaders and elected officials from throughout the valley gathered in a celebration of the Best of the West. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh was presented with the West Valley Inspiration… Read More →

Flinn Foundation marks 50th anniversary with $1M gift

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The Flinn Foundation has honored the legacy of Dr. Robert S. Flinn at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center with a $1 million gift to establish a cardiology fellowship program in his name. The grant to the Phoenix hospital was made in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Foundation, created by Dr. Flinn… Read More →