Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Archives

Scottsdale Shea Medical Center in ‘100 Great Hospitals’

Gary Baker, chief executive office, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center was recently named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by healthcare industry trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review. With its selection of HonorHealth, the editorial team from Becker’s noted several positives including surgical expertise, patient safety, education and research capabilities. Editors also highlighted the hospital’s orthopedic programs and involvement… Read More →

Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network is now HonorHealth

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HonorHealth, both a name and a call to action, is the new name and brand for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. “At HonorHealth, we’re all about making healthy personal with a focus on our patients – when they’re healthy and when they’re not,” said CEO Tom Sadvary. “We’re honored to put them at the center of… Read More →

Scottsdale hosts second Cure Corridor Event

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Scottsdale economic development will be hosting the second annual Cure Corridor Event at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event features a significant lineup of Cure Corridor partners sharing their insight into the future of the Cure Corridor and Bio-Life Sciences Industry. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Holmes – founder… Read More →

TGen fundraising event moves to Scottsdale

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The 9th annual stepNout Run, Walk Dash, a major fundraising event for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), is moving to the Scottsdale Sports Complex. More than 1,000 participants have attended stepNout in each of the past few years, and even more are expected to attend this year’s morning-long event on… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare Shea in ‘100 Great Hospitals’

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Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center was recently named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by healthcare industry trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review. With its selection of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, the editorial team from Becker’s noted several positives including surgical expertise, patient safety, education and research capabilities. Editors also highlighted the hospital’s… Read More →

TGen, SHC begin clinical trial for anti-tumor drug

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are studying the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, AG-120, for treatment of patients with solid tumors, especially those with brain tumors and gallbladder bile duct cancer. “AG-120 is designed specifically for those patients who carry the IDH1… Read More →

Pancreatic cancer drug successfully tested by TGen

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A clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, a partnership between Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), showed that a new drug called MM-398, given in combination with 5-flourouracil (5FU) and leucovorin, produced a significant overall survival rate in patients with advanced, previously-treated pancreatic cancer.… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare cancer programs honored

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The cancer programs at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, including the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, have been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality… Read More →

Honor Ball raises $940,000 for Scottsdale Healthcare

Honor Ball co-chairs Margot Knight and Robynn Sussman present a check for $940,000 from event proceeds to Mark Slater, PhD, chief executive of Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, and Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, chief scientific officer for Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The 38th Honor Ball presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation broke event records by raising $940,000 to support patient services and clinical research at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. “Congratulations to all of The Honor Ball 2014 community volunteers for raising $940,000 in net proceeds – a record-amount in the Ball’s 38-year… Read More →

Mirabel donates $260K for cancer research

From left: Dr. Mark Slater, Chris Suppes, Barb Swift, Elyse Newton and Dr. Daniel Von Hoff.

Mirabel recently completed its Sixth Annual Hope for the Cause Charity Classic and presented Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute with a check for $260,000. The two week-long series of events included a 5k, men’s and women’s golf tournaments, a ladies’ tennis match, and bridge. The event began with a panel of Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute physicians… Read More →

Gordon named clinical trials medical director

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Michael S. Gordon, MD, one of the greater Phoenix area’s leading medical oncologists and cancer researchers, has been named the new Medical Director for the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials program at Scottsdale Healthcare. Dr. Gordon will oversee the center’s internationally recognized Phase I clinical trials program, which is known for its leadership… Read More →

SHC’s Von Hoff honored for cancer advances

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In association with its 50th anniversary, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, one of ASCO’s 50 Oncology Luminaries, celebrating 50 doctors who over the past half-century have significantly advanced cancer care. Dr. Von Hoff is Chief Scientific Officer for Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center… Read More →

Old Town Scottsdale gets new Cancer Care Center

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Arizona Center for Cancer Care (AZCCC), a multispecialty group of Arizona’s most recognizable names in cancer treatment and technology, has announced that it has officially opened at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Osborn Medical Center location. “We are pleased to welcome AZCCC to the Osborn Medical Center location and look forward to continuing to work together to provide… Read More →

Women’s cancer unit dedicated at Thomspon Peak Hospital

Medical Director Mike Janicek, MD, Clinical Manager Sherry Razo and VP/Administrator Kim Post cut the ribbon the dedicate the Women’s Health and Healing Unit at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital.

Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital dedicated its new Women’s Health and Healing Unit with a ribbon cutting and celebration for staff. Located on the hospital’s third floor, it provides a comforting environment to support the needs of women receiving treatment for gynecologic cancers including ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. Nursing staff are specially trained in… Read More →