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TGen finds protein that fuels invasive brain tumors

brain cancer

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

VisionGate

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 →

Foundation for Senior living received $750k grant

tax credit

The Foundation for Senior Living received a $750,000 grant over a three-year period from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, which will fund a new program called Care by Design. Care by Design is an individualized, coordinated care program aimed at helping senior adults. “We are thrilled to be receiving funding from Virginia G. Piper… Read More →

Expectant Moms Shouldn’t Worry about Insurance

childbirth

An expectant mother facing a high-risk pregnancy has a lot on her plate. She understands the importance of monitoring her health and that of her baby. She knows to keep in mind the immediate life changes that will occur once her baby is born. The last thing she needs to deal with is the burden… Read More →

VisionGate acquires exclusive rights to Iloprost

cancer

VisionGate, Inc., a biotech company in the early lung cancer detection space, announced, Thursday, it acquired exclusive rights to the University of Colorado’s patent for the use of the drug Iloprost in the prevention of lung cancer. This makes VisionGate one of the first companies to evolve from a diagnostic company to a diagnostic and… Read More →

UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center Receives $1.69M Grant

University Of Arizona

The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center received a five-year, $1.69 million renewal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). First funded in 2000, the UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center serves as a regional and national resource center for training and educating the next generation of… Read More →

TGen reports $174 million economic impact on Arizona

bioscience

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) annual economic impact on Arizona has risen eight-fold over 8 years, reaching a total of $174 million annually, according to an independent financial report released Wednesday. Independent auditing firm Tripp Umbach of Pittsburgh’s report shows that TGen is responsible for $8.7 million is annual tax revenues to the state’s general… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s biospecimen program earns distinction

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Biospecimen Sciences program received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, an organization that recognizes excellence in pathology and laboratory medicine. Phoenix Children’s is one of only three children’s hospitals nationwide with a CAP-accredited biorepository. The CAP accreditation recognizes the biorepository’s processes and policies for handling and banking biospecimens, ensuring high standards of… Read More →

Sierra Tucson names director of Eating Recovery Program

Modern Medicine

Sierra Tucson, appointed Gayle Masterson, MD, as the director of its residential Eating Recovery Program. Masterson employs and evidence-based approach to her patients while providing the best possible care. She brings 17 years of psychiatry and eating disorder experience. “I strive to achieve patient wellness and satisfaction through education, healing and compassion,” Masterson said. Masterson earned… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

news

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

Telemedicine will be showcased at Phoenix event

Health Nations Telemedicine

In response to the great success of the first Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPS) in October 2014, the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) is organizing the second SPS, to be held June 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix. SPS 2016  will focus on building partnerships for bringing quality medical specialty services directly into hospitals, clinics, private… Read More →

Delta Dental of Arizona helps provide $2M in free care

SL - Dentist Guide

Nearly 1,500 volunteers, such as Delta Dental of Arizona board members, executives, employees and network dentists, converged on the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 11 and 12 to participate in the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy. The annual event was organized by the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation, which provided free dental care to… Read More →

Building a healthier tomorrow for Arizona, today

healthcare
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Arizona ranked 30th among all 50 states in 2015.  As a state, we have a low rate of both cancer and cardiovascular deaths, but have a high percentage of children in poverty and low rate of high school graduation.  Those findings come from United Health Foundation’s … Read More →

Banner, Mayo are part of in $16M CTE study

bioscience

Researchers from Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic Arizona will participate in a new $16 million federally funded study of former professional and college football players. The study attempts to create methods to detect and diagnose a serious brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before death. Under a seven-year, multi-center grant… Read More →