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Foundation donates $500,000 for TGen research

by in Bioscience | Featured | Healthcare

The Seena Magowitz Foundation has donated $500,000 from two charity golf tournaments dedicated to supporting pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Past donations from the Seena Magowitz Foundation have helped fund significant scientific research that is making a difference in the lives of pancreatic cancer patients and their families. In January,… Read More →

FDA approved thyroid cancer drug tested by TGen

by in Bioscience | Featured | Healthcare

The FDA has approved a thyroid cancer drug successfully tested at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, a partnership of Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved cabozantinib for the treatment of progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), a rare endocrine gland cancer affecting the… Read More →

CEO Series: Dr. Edgar Staren

Edgar Staren

Dr. Edgar Staren is president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Western Regional Medical Center. How is being CEO of CTCA different than being CEO of a more traditional company? I end up having a different ability to empower my stakeholders (employees). We believe in our value, which is we are hopeful,… Read More →

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Glendale


Arizona’s first legal medical marijuana dispensary is to open in Glendale two years after voters approved the use of the drug to treat certain health problems such as chronic pain and cancer. The Glendale dispensary is among 96 applicants chosen through a lottery system for 126 geographic areas across the state. While the law allows… Read More →

TGen Launches Website Focused on Rare Adrenal Cancer

by in Bioscience | Business News | Healthcare

A new website officially launched by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provides patients and their families with 24-7 access to essential and comprehensive information on Adrenocortical Carcinoma (ACC), a rare and deadly form of cancer. Named in memory or Kirsten Sandstrom, Kirsten’s Legacy is TGen’s research and clinical program for defeating ACC. The site… Read More →

Joy Bus Brings Food, Smiles To Cancer Patients

The Joy Bus

Rafael Figueroa, 48, suffers from stage-four colon and liver cancer, Wagner’s disease, pancreatic cysts and valley fever. But despite his ailing health, Rafael smiles every Friday at the sight of Jennifer Caraway and her free, home-cooked meal. Caraway is the president of the Joy Bus, a non-for-profit organization she founded offering free, hand-delivered, home-cooked food… Read More →

Ronan Thompson Foundation Holds Inaugural 'Gold Party' Cancer Fundraiser

Ronan Thompson Foundation
by in Events | Lifestyle

To celebrate National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on Sept. 29, the Ronan Thompson Foundation will hold its inaugural “Gold Party” fundraiser. The event’s host is Charisma Carpenter, an actress from the ABC Family drama “The Lying Game,” and begins at 8 p.m. at W Scottsdale. The evening’s entertainment will take place around W Scottsdale’s WET… Read More →

Philanthropists establish $100,000 cancer challenge

by in Business News | Healthcare | Tech

Through Sept. 30, donations for ovarian cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will be matched — up to $100,000 — by philanthropists Lynn and Foster Friess. The challenge is in memory of Taryn Ritchey, the 22-year-old daughter of Judy Jost of Cave Creek, Ariz., a personal assistant to Foster Friess. In 2007,… Read More →

Medical: University of Arizona Cancer Center

UA Cancer Center
by in Medical

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CANCER CENTER Developer: City of Phoenix General contractor: Hensel Phelps Architect: ZGF Architects Location: NWC of Seventh and Fillmore streets, Phoenix Size: 250,000 SF The $135M, 6-story UA Cancer Center will be the latest addition to Downtown Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus. UA will partner with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and provide inpatient care and clinical operations.… Read More →