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TGen: Dogs help advance new cancer treatments

Cancer research

A Science Translational Medicine review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. The review, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, including faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute… Read More →

Candace Wiest helps launch AZ Physicians Bank

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, WVBI and AZ Dental Bank, announced the launch of a new specialty division, AZ Physicians Bank.  The group will focus on providing loans to physicians for practice acquisitions, equipment, working capital, owner occupied commercial real estate.  “This specialty group will provide capital and expertise to the medical industry… Read More →

UA earns grant to improve Arizona’s rural hospitals

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The Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health was awarded a three-year $1.5 million grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the Arizona Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex). The program provides quality, operational and performance improvement in Arizona’s rural hospitals and affiliated outpatient… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus partners with MomDoc

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is partnering with MomDoc a new service that ensures women in labor have access to the care they need, as they need it. Through this new program, laborists who are board-certified OB physicians are on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. “While many obstetricians divide… Read More →

Barrow Grand Ball raises more than $4 Million

Cancer research

The Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation raised more than $4 million at the 2016 Barrow Grand Ball, hosted January 16 at the Arizona Biltmore. The announcement was made with a toast to the women who drove the success of the fundraiser—Board Chair Angela Melczer and ball Co-Chairs Sandy Hecomovich and Amy Thurston—among the company… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap committee names new leaders

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Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, a group of more than 100 Arizona leaders working to advance the biosciences around the state, has undergone its first leadership change in more than a decade, with two long-serving members assuming new responsibilities. Ron Shoopman is the new chair and Mark Slater is the new vice chair of the… Read More →

Jonathan Lifshitz is lead scientist for CACTIS Foundation

Cancer research

The CACTIS Foundation appointed Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. to serve as its Lead Scientist and Director of Research & Development where he will serve as the nonprofit’s scientific leader, fostering research and development opportunities. Lifshitz currently serves as the director of the Translational Neurotrauma Research Program in a joint venture through BARROW Neurological Institute at Phoenix… Read More →

Abrazo invests in innovation as Banner grows

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Is it possible to be No. 2 and still end up the winner? Leaders of Abrazo Community Health Network see that as a distinct possibility. “Clearly, Banner Health has the highest market share in Arizona,” says Michele Finney, market CEO for Abrazo, “so Abrazo wants to be No. 2.” A year after Banner’s $1 billion-plus… Read More →

Need help as healthcare enrollment deadline nears?

Redirect Health

The deadline to apply for health insurance coverage is January 31, 2016, and the Cover Arizona Coalition wants consumers to know that the costs of the health care plans might be less expensive than potential fees for not having health insurance. Here are a few facts: •    2 out of 4 Arizonans will pay $50… Read More →

UA in Top 25 for best graduate nursing programs

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The University of Arizona College of Nursing was ranked among the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S News & World Report for 2016. Among 149 nursing schools nationwide, the UA rose to No. 23, up 13 spots from last year’s ranking. The UA was the only Arizona school recognized in the top 50. “Through our remarkable online programs, our… Read More →

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earns heart accreditation

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Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earned the Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for achieving a high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To become a Chest Pain Center, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, at 3929 E. Bell Road, engaged in an evaluation for its… Read More →

Cigna in Arizona wins work site health promotion award

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Cigna in Arizona won the Process, Progress & Leadership in Work site Health Promotion award by the Wellness Council of Arizona at the 30th Annual Meeting Worksite Health Promotion Recognition luncheon in Tucson. The award is presented to organizations that can demonstrate they have a work site health infrastructure endorsed by senior management, robust employee engagement, programs… Read More →

TGen finds protein that fuels invasive brain tumors

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) identified a protein called SGEF that promotes the survival of glioblastoma tumor cells and helps the cancer invade brain tissue. TGen researchers identified SGEF as a target for new brain cancer therapies in a study published Wednesday by Molecular Cancer Research, an American Association for Cancer Research journal. Glioblastoma multiforme, or… Read More →

CTCA study may help battle small cell lung cancer

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In a recent study, researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western), in collaboration with international colleagues, found that statins could be an effective therapeutic against metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study of 876 late-stage SCLC patients, published today in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE,  showed… Read More →