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Phoenix Children’s Hospital will ‘Go Gold’ in September

Phoenix Children's Hospital

A child is diagnosed with cancer every three-and-a-half minutes and only a staggering 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is earmarked for childhood cancer research. That is why Phoenix Children’s Hospital is asking the Community to Go Gold this September during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – with the goal of raising $1 million to support the Hospital’s Center for… Read More →

Cancer moonshot 2020: An important step towards cancer care

Cancer moonshot 2020

In February, the state of Arizona took another leap forward in its evolution as a national hub of innovation, technology and bioscience. As part of the aspirational Cancer Moonshot 2020 announced by Vice President Joe Biden and spearheaded by renowned doctor and health care entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, Phoenix Children’s will assume the national lead position… Read More →

ASU professor tests preventive cancer vaccine

Colorectal Cancer

For more than 10 years, professor Stephen Johnston and a team of researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer. Johnston said his vaccine has passed safety trials and is moving on to efficacy trials in dogs. Johnston said one of the biggest… Read More →

Wendy’s cool deal boosts TGen cancer research

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During the months of March through April, a Frosty treat will provide a cool benefit for cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Wendy’s restaurants in Phoenix are selling five free Jr. Frosty coupons for a $1 donation, while supplies last. All of the proceeds benefit TGen and its efforts towards earlier diagnostics and smarter… Read More →

MoonShot 2020 takes steps in fight against cancer

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Pediatric oncology leaders, Arizona Sen. John McCain and other state officials announced Thursday that Arizona will be the first state to support Cancer MoonShot 2020, a government and private research initiative seeking to accelerate immunotherapy cancer treatment. Cancer MoonShot 2020 also launched its MoonShot 2020 Pediatrics coalition Thursday, involving Phoenix Children’s Hospital and nine other… Read More →

CTCA hosts second cancer treatments conference

Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is hosting its second Annual New Treatments in Oncology (ANTO) conference at at its Western Regional Medical Center. The conference is focused on advances in cancer research, new treatments and patient care. As many as 200 participants are expected for the ANTO 2016, set for 8 a.m. to 4:30… Read More →

ASU students raise funds for TGen cancer research

Cancer research

Students at Arizona State University have raised nearly $5,000 for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Led by Lambda Chi Alpha, eight Greek social groups at ASU bought t-shirts, held a dunk tank and decorated their Greek letters during “Hunt for a Cure” events in November, which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.… Read More →

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 →

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 →

Cycle for the Cure supports TGen cancer research

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Participants in the 5th annual Cycle for the Cure — supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — have more than cycling to choose from this year.Kinesis resistance exercise, yoga and fitness classes will join stationary cycling, or spinning, as part of Cycle for the Cure’s record-breaking efforts to support TGen. For spinning enthusiasts, three exhilarating 2-hour indoor… Read More →

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Events In Phoenix

Phoenix Breast Cancer Awareness Events
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October has not always been associated with the color pink. It was only after it was deemed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985 that the pink ribbon became the well-known symbol of breast cancer awareness. Since then, organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation have been raising… Read More →

Researchers At The Translational Genomics Research Institute Have Embarked On A Number Of Cancer Studies

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While scientists at the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) investigate diseases of the brain and heart, as well as deadly pathogens, most of the nonprofit biomedical institute’s research is devoted to seeking the genetic causes of cancer. TGen’s central goal is to discover which genes within our 3-billion-base DNA either protect us from cancer… Read More →