UA Cancer Center Archives

UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer


A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

UA Study Targets Latinas with Breast Cancer

by in Economy | Featured | Healthcare

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas, but patients often have limited access to resources to help them cope psychologically. A research study to evaluate the impact of low cost telephone-delivered counseling on quality of life for Latinas with breast cancer and their supporters is being led by Terry A. Badger, PhD,… Read More →

UA Cancer Center Director Earns Title
by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare

David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The title is retroactive to July 1 and will accompany his current title of Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health. Anne Cress, PhD, was… Read More →

Regents OK construction of Phoenix Cancer Center


The state Board of Regents has given final approval for construction of the University of Arizona Cancer Center-Phoenix outpatient clinic. The regents on Thursday also approved a ground lease for nearly 2 acres from the city at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and a 20-year facility lease with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health. Construction… Read More →