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Best and brightest earn Healthcare Leadership Awards

Dr. Edward B. Diethrich earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards.

Each year, Az Business magazine honors the most innovative healthcare leaders in the state at its Healthcare Leadership Awards. And in front of a full house Thursday night at The Camby in Phoenix, the most innovative healthcare leaders in Arizona were honored. “Healhchare Leadership Award winners and finalists represent all facets of healthcare in Arizona, from… Read More →

TGen tackles Valley Fever, one dog at a time

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Valley Fever, a disease caused by a fungus in Arizona’s dust, not only affects people, but can also affect their pets. A new study launched by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) invites pet parents to share information about their dogs to better understand the disease through an effort called Valley Fever PAWS. To help, pet… Read More →

Regents award TGen for outstanding service

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The Arizona Board of Regents presented the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) with its 2015 Regents’ Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education, recognizing the extensive research TGen has conducted in association with Northern Arizona University (NAU). The award was presented at a Board of Regents dinner Thursday at the University of Arizona. The award was established… Read More →

TGen finds drug that could help treat brain tumors

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In a significant breakthrough, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. In a study published today in the Journal of NeuroOncology, TGen researchers report that PPF works to limit the spread of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM — the most common primary tumor of… Read More →

TGen leads Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team

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The Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will lead an international Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team of top cancer researchers in a $12 million effort to double the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff — TGen Physician-in-Chief and… Read More →

TGen, HonorHealth study new therapy for pancreatic cancer

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Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer now have access to the new FDA approved drug, Onivyde, that produced significant overall survival rates in an international clinical study conducted in part by researchers at HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). “Results from our clinical trial research showed a patient survival rate of nearly… Read More →

FDA approves cancer drug tested by TGen

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Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer now have access to the new FDA approved drug, Onivyde, that produced significant overall survival rates in an international clinical study conducted in part by researchers at HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). “Results from our clinical trial research showed a patient survival rate of nearly two… Read More →

Protein found in malaria could help stop cancer

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) joined an international team of scientists in discovering how a protein from malaria could some day help stop cancer. Collaborators at the University of Copenhagen, while exploring why pregnant women are particularly susceptible to malaria, found that the mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria also produces a protein that binds… Read More →

TGen teams with Barrow to find ALS biomarkers

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $687,087, one-year grant to Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to identify peptide, protein, and RNA biomarkers as indicators of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) progression. This degenerative disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, kills motor neurons — specialized nerve cells in the brain… Read More →

Magowitz Foundation gives $1 million for TGen

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With a focus on supporting development of an early detection test for pancreatic cancer, the Seena Magowitz Foundation has presented $1 million to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a world leader in research and drug development, leads TGen’s pancreatic cancer research efforts. Through the Seena Magowitz Golf Classic, a well-known and… Read More →

TGen identifies genes linked to liver damage

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In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver damage. In this study, published in the September edition of Translational Research, TGen scientists sequenced microRNAs (miRNAs) from… Read More →

TGen finds genes linked to pancreatic cancer survival

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A study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and other major research institutes, found a new set of genes that can indicate improved survival after surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer. The study also showed that detection of circulating tumor DNA in the blood could provide an early indication of tumor recurrence. In conjunction with the… Read More →

TGen finds gene giving children appearance of aging

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of premature aging, a neonatal form of Progeroid syndrome, in a 3-year-old girl was caused by a mutation… Read More →

Arizona Medical Association honors TGen’s Von Hoff

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), will receive one of the top awards May 29 from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). Dr. Von Hoff will receive the 2015 Wallace A. Reed, M.D. Award, recognizing his accomplishments in advancing innovative cancer treatments, said Dr. Nathan Laufer,… Read More →