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20 influential Millennials working in Arizona

Influential millennials
by in AZ Business Magazine

Can you guess the average tenure of Millennial employees? Two years. That doesn’t instill much confidence for human resources executives who are trying to create a stable workforce, especially when you take this into account: More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 36). And in 2015, Millennials surpassed Generation X… Read More →

TGen and Banner Health announce concussion study

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Banner Health and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) formed a partnership to find a quicker and more accurate way of diagnosing concussions.  Specifically, Banner and TGen will obtain bio-samples from as many as 100 volunteer patients in an effort to find a biomarker — a genetic signature — that can definitively indicate when a patient has suffered… Read More →

NCI funds TGen-led cancer study training

brain cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded a 5-year, $1.125 million grant to continue an innovative and unique oncology training program for newly minted physicians developed and overseen by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, distinguished professor and physician-in-chief at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Convened by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society… Read More →

TGen study says treat brain tumors based on complexity

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Survival for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer, could be determined by the complexity of their tumor, according to researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The findings from a recent study suggest — to the researchers’ surprise — that the survival of those patients whose cancer cells exhibit a complex genomic… Read More →

TGen forges alliance with City of Hope

Cancer research

City of Hope, an independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a biomedical research institute, have formed an alliance to make precision medicine a reality for patients, according to a Wednesday announcement. TGen remains an Arizona-based nonprofit with headquarters in Phoenix. As part of the agreement, TGen will join… Read More →

TGen discovers potential drug targets to cut cancer pain

VisionGate

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has discovered potential drug targets to reduce pain in pancreatic cancer patients. TGen researchers have found that the nerve growth factor (NGF), a neurotrophic factor, and its receptor TRKA are associated with perineural invasion (PNI), which is the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to invade surrounding nerves. Blocking the NGF signaling… Read More →

Helios Scholars at TGen celebrates 10 years

Cancer research

Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) celebrated the 10th year of their premier internship program partnership, Helios Scholars at TGen, preparing students for college and career, and helping produce the next generation of Arizona’s biomedical workforce. Alumni from among the more than 400 graduates of the internship program joined Helios and TGen, their scientific mentors,… Read More →

HEAT Forum recap

HEAT Forum

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, experts from Arizona’s Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace and Technology industries convened to discuss innovation, challenges and success stories within their industries at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.   [View the story “HEAT Forum” on Storify] HEAT Forum recap was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Jesse A. Millard

HEAT Forum panelists to discuss Arizona’s innovations

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

On Oct. 5, a panel of experts from the healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology industries will convene to talk about Arizona’s knowledge-based economy and its successes. The inaugural HEAT Forum will spotlight the developments and innovations happening in Arizona and explore how those breakthroughs are impacting the state and changing the world. The time’s have changed since… Read More →

TGen, NAU ID anthrax linked to Soviet-era disaster

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A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR.   The Soviet Union produced anthrax spores on an industrial scale but repeatedly denied the… Read More →

TGen develops test for healthcare-acquired infections

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A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) details the design and validation of a low-cost, rapid and highly accurate screening tool — known as KlebSeq  — for potentially deadly healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), such as Klebsiella pneumoniae. HAIs affect hundreds of thousands of patients annually and add nearly $10 billion in associated healthcare costs. The findings,… Read More →

TGen’s stepNout 5K boosts pancreatic cancer research

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This year, pancreatic cancer is projected to eclipse breast cancer as the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.  The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is determined to reverse this trend in pancreatic cancer by enlisting the help of more than 1,000 participants at the 11th annual stepNout Run/Walk/Dash for pancreatic cancer research, Nov. 6 in Scottsdale.  “We are… Read More →

10th class of bioscience interns finishes at TGen

Cancer research

Celebrating the program’s 10th year, the 2016 Helios Scholars at TGen completed their eight-week internships today with a daylong scientific symposium at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The collaboration between the Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) graduated 44 students who will help form the next generation of scientists specializing in Arizona’s growing biomedical… Read More →

Cycle for the Cure raises record funds for TGen

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This year’s Cycle for the Cure already was on track to be one of the most successful in its six years of raising cancer research funds for the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). But thanks to additional donations generated by Guarantee Trust Life of Glenview, Ill., the 6th annual Cycle for the Cure garnered… Read More →