National Cancer Institute Archives

Banner MD Anderson studies pancreatic cancer drug

The Medicine Abuse Project
by in Blogs

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a difference in treating pancreatic cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations of either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Despite recent improvements in treatment options, pancreatic cancer continues to carry a poor prognosis and… Read More →

Valley Dentist uses Cancer Awareness Month to help kids

SL - Dentist Guide

During the month of September patients at Dr. J. Philipp’s office can help to make a child’s dream come true while also protecting their own health. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, nearly 16,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer this year and nearly 2,000 will die.… Read More →

UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s set to open


As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix. National Cancer Institute facilities are dedicated to fighting cancer through groundbreaking research and the Center’s goal is to have a clinical trial available… Read More →

$1.8M grant supports UA cancer biology program


The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center a $1.8 million grant to continue training cancer researchers for the future. The grant, called a T32 Training Grant, is a five-year award that will draw on the strengths of research faculty at The University of Arizona who direct their efforts toward the… Read More →

TGen, Dell help children with cancer

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Dell, Terascala and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are installing state-of-the-art computing and programing specialized for human genome investigations at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As part of a formal collaboration, Dell is providing the Dell Genomic Data Analysis Platform, designed to deliver fast analysis of the billions of data points required when sequencing,… Read More →

TGen researchers uncover root of myeloma relapse


Researchers have discovered why multiple myeloma, a difficult to cure cancer of the bone marrow, frequently recurs after an initially effective treatment that can keep the disease at bay for up to several years. Working in collaboration with colleagues at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Translational Genomics… Read More →

Are The Symptoms You're Feeling Early Signs Of Cancer?

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Reading the signs: Are the symptoms you’re feeling early signs of cancer? Why women ignore the signs, and what they may mean. While women are busy caring for their children, their clients or both, there’s one important individual they tend to neglect — themselves. More frequently than not, women don’t make their own health a… Read More →

From Bugles To Breasts: Dr. Robert Kuske's Advances In Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer treatment
by in Prevention

Not all heroes wear capes or carry Batman-like toys. In fact, in breast cancer pioneer and Scottsdale resident Dr. Robert Kuske’s case, he wears a lab coat and carries a bugle. Yes, a bugle. “When I was 18 years old, I left my hometown in Ohio for the bright lights of Wisconsin to play in… Read More →

Arizona’s Health Care Industry Has Flourished From Cottages To World-Class Facilities

Good Samaritan Hospital - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

A Century of Care From cottages to world-class facilities, Arizona’s health care industry has flourished In the nearly 100 years since Arizona became a state, the health care sector has become a powerful economic force. According to a study by Arizona State University’s L. William Seidman Research Institute, Arizona’s hospital community alone employs more than… Read More →