Preventing and controlling cancer is the goal and passion of each member of the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona. Our members are physicians and scientists who care for our loved ones, study cancer prevention, educate the community and inspire the next generation of health professionals. Visit www.arizonacancercenter.org to learn more.
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Arizona Cancer Center member Christopher Hulme, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxiclogy; Associate Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry; and Director, Southwest Comprehensive Center for Drug Discovery and Development at the University of Arizona, was honored as a Leading Edge Researcher during the 2011 Innovation Day activities.
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Meet Clara Curiel, MD, the winner of the 2018 AZBio Researcher of the Year. The bioscience industry organization named Dr. Curiel this year’s top researcher for her pioneering work in skin cancer prevention, screening, treatment and community outreach. Learn more here: http://uacc.arizona.edu/news/clara-curiel-md-wins-recognition-2018-arizona-bioscience-researcher-year
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The University of Arizona Cancer Center is leading the way with innovative research and clinical trials in immunotherapy. Find out more in this issue of Act Against Cancer: http://uacc.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/2018_-_spring.pdf
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See: http://uacc.arizona.edu/news/evil-proteins-are-force-good-ER-breast-cancer Two cancer cells exhibit different actin architectures. Over a period of four hours, the cell in the top right inset is able to migrate, while the cell in the bottom right inset remains in one location. Video courtesy Mouneimne Lab at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
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Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, PhD, has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and “wake” these cells from their “slumber” to make them susceptible to cancer treatments. More information on our website: http://uacc.arizona.edu/news/ua-cancer-center-team-identifies-switch-may-help-target-dormant-cancer-cells
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Evan Unger, MD, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering; Director of Body Imaging for the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Radiology and Co-Director of the Arizona Cancer Center's Cancer Imaging Program talks about the commercial successes of his research.
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See: http://uacc.arizona.edu/news/evil-proteins-are-force-good-ER-breast-cancer Over 48 hours, breast cancer cells treated with estrogen form cytoskeletons that inhibit their ability to move. Cells treated with tamoxifen, an anti-estrogenic drug, form protrusions, allowing clusters to spread and cells to break away. The cluster labeled “vehicle” is made up of control cells. (Video courtesy Mouneimne Lab, University of Arizona Cancer Center)
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Scientists now can harness the tools of social network analysis to understand connections among genes, an advance that someday could lead to medical advancements. Read the full press release at http://uacc.arizona.edu/news/unlocking-cancer%E2%80%99s-secrets-using-%E2%80%98social-networks%E2%80%99-cells Video: Gaius J. Augustus Music: Comedie by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License. Based on a work at betterwithmusic.com
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Arizona Cancer Center Director Dr. David Alberts, University of Arizona Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Sciences and Public Heath, and BIO5 Institute member, was honored as a Leading Edge Researcher during the 2011 Innovation Day activities.
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