Healthcare Archives

TGen expert honored for cancer research

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, who has been instrumental in developing numerous new cancer treatments, is among this year’s recipients of the Award of Excellence from the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Dr. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, who is Physician-In-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and Chief Scientific Officer for… Read More →

Abrazo Announces Cutting-Edge Neuroscience Center

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Abrazo Health announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital is now home to a new state-of-the-art Neuroscience expansion. The new suite will include all the latest equipment, including a Biplane Neuroangiography System. The Biplane Neuroangiography technology will allow surgeons to deliver potentially life – saving care to patients with speed and accuracy by providing enhanced visualizations of… Read More →

Stat Doctors gets $3.5M investment

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QuadMed, a nationally recognized provider of onsite, near site and shared site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Stat Health Services, provider of Scottsdale-based Stat Doctors™ eHealth solution, to provide 24/7 telemedicine access for patients with minor acute healthcare needs. Under the agreement, QuadMed purchased a minority ownership interest… Read More →

TGen recognized as ‘2014 Economic Driver’

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has selected the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) for one of its 2014 Impact Awards. TGen was selected among small to medium business in the category of 2014 Economic Driver. “These companies represent the spirit of the entrepreneur — a spirit that truly makes an impact on our community… Read More →

UA Researchers Earn Flinn Foundation Grant

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University of Arizona researchers have been awarded a $200,000 two-year seed grant by the Flinn Foundation through its Promoting Translational Research in Precision Medicine grants program to define the pulmonary virome and the role of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) persistence in the lung. The goal of this program is to foster collaborative efforts between physician-scientists and bench… Read More →

Robertson Joins MIHS Senior Leadership Team

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Mike Robertson, a senior leader in health care marketing and communications, has been named Senior Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs for the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Arizona’s only public hospital and health care system. Effective Monday, Robertson will assume responsibilities for marketing, business development, communications and public relations for MIHS, which includes the… Read More →

UA Study Shows Glucosamine Is Ineffective

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A short-term study led by C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, and a collaborative team of researchers has found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of… Read More →

Banner Estrella offers new weight loss services

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As the obesity rate continues to rise in the nation, Banner Estrella Medical Center will soon offer a broad range of new weight loss services for adults who are overweight or morbidly obese. The services will bring bariatric surgery options to Banner Estrella and serve as an extension of the distinguished bariatric program at Banner… Read More →

PCH, Barrow and TGen earn NIH grant

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Under a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are studying the role of extracellular RNA (exRNA) as biomarkers in hemorrhagic brain injuries. The study is being funded by a $4 million grant that is part of an international effort… Read More →

SHC’s Von Hoff honored for cancer advances

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In association with its 50th anniversary, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, one of ASCO’s 50 Oncology Luminaries, celebrating 50 doctors who over the past half-century have significantly advanced cancer care. Dr. Von Hoff is Chief Scientific Officer for Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center… Read More →

House bill limits Medicaid to 5 years

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A watered-down proposal by Republican Speaker Andy Tobin that would force Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance was approved Thursday by the Arizona House of Representatives, despite Democratic objections that it would kick people in need off the health insurance program. House Bill 2367… Read More →

Why Newly Proposed Nutrition Labels are Good

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It’s nothing new to the American consumer that food packaging emphasizes only part of a product’s health story, and the fact that the nutritional labeling hasn’t been overhauled in 20 years hasn’t helped, says cardiologist and professional chef Michael S. Fenster, MD. A proposed update, which could take a year or more to appear on… Read More →

Expanded Banner MD Anderson to open April 1

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Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center will open the second phase of its outpatient facility on April 1, a major addition which will greatly expand specialty cancer treatment services and prevention programs in Arizona. The three-story addition includes The James M. Cox Center for Cancer Prevention and Integrative Oncology, additional clinic and infusion space, a separate… Read More →

TGen identifies key lung cancer enabler

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have discovered a protein, Mcl-1, that helps enable one of the most common and deadly types of cancer to survive radiation and drug treatments. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up about 85 percent of the nearly 160,000 Americans expected to die this year from lung cancer,… Read More →