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The CORE Institute Selects SmartPager

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To more quickly and efficiently share images, voice, and text between physicians and patients, The CORE Institute® announced it has selected SmartPager™, a HIPAA compliant secure messaging service that overcomes traditional limitations of one-way pagers and privacy issues associated with text messaging.  The service is easy to use with many different types of smart phones.… Read More →

ZocDoc will bring 600 jobs to Valley


A New York company that helps patients connect with doctors through an online service is opening a Scottsdale office and will hire more than 600 workers in the next three years. ZocDoc is a free service for patients that also lets them book appointments online. Gov. Jan Brewer and Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced the… Read More →

TGen, Scottsdale Healthcare study may help pancreatic cancer patients

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by in Business News | Healthcare

A multi-center Phase III clinical trial demonstrates that Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel) plus gemcitabine is the first combination of cancer drugs to extend survival of late-stage pancreatic cancer patients compared to standard treatment. The MPACT (Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Clinical Trial) study was led by physicians from Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, a partnership… Read More →

TGen-US Oncology data helps triple-negative breast cancer patients

by in Bioscience | Featured | Healthcare

Genomic sequencing has revealed therapeutic drug targets for difficult-to-treat, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to an unprecedented study by the Translational Genomic Research Institute (TGen) and US Oncology Research. The study is published by the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics and is currently available online. By sequencing, or spelling out, the billions of letters contained… Read More →

CTCA Creates Organic Farm To Help Serve Patients

by in Business News | Dining | Green | Healthcare

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (WRMC) and McClendon’s Select are partnering up to create the first and largest hospital organic farm in the United States that will provide patients, caregivers, employees and community members in the greater Phoenix area with organic produce grown right in their own backyard. CTCA… Read More →

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Banner Health create joint venture

by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Banner Health announced today that they will enter into a new joint venture, to be known as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage (BCBSAZ Advantage), in which both companies will participate equally to bring enhanced Medicare services to Arizonans. The venture brings two premier organizations together with… Read More →

At Your Service

At your service 2008

By Kerry Duff When Margret Thomas of Tucson was suffering from an agonizing headache in the middle of the night, her husband, Harold, called their primary care physician on his cell phone. The doctor met them at the hospital and an hour later she was in surgery having a brain aneurysm removed. Without the surgery,… Read More →