Arizona Bioscience News: Cancer center opens; Researchers test guayule tires; Collaboration pushes medical grants

September 3, 2015

By Matt Ellsworth

Women TechnicianAnnual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation recognizes Arizona’s achievers / Phoenix Business Journal

Guest blogger Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, says the council and the Arizona Commerce Authority will team up once again for the annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation on Nov. 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Arizona Cancer Center faces crowded cancer-care market / Arizona Republic

Despite the deep selection of cancer-care providers already spread across metro Phoenix, the University of Arizona and Dignity Health have established an ambitious goal of seeing 60,000 patients each year within a decade, which would make the new $100 million cancer center in downtown Phoenix the busiest one in the state.

Texas-based Tenet to operate Southern Arizona Carondelet hospitals / Arizona Daily Star

The Carondelet Health Network of Southern Arizona, which includes the 486-bed Carondelet St. Joseph’s and 400-bed Carondelet St. Mary’s in Tucson and the 25-bed Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, is shifting from nonprofit to for-profit as Texas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. assumes majority ownership.

The List: Collaboration pushes medical grants / Phoenix Business Journal

It may be Arizona’s collaborative gene is what’s helping the Grand Canyon State improve its National Institutes of Health funding at a time when the NIH is prizing joint initiatives.

Many AD patients have minimal plaque / MedPage Today

A significant proportion of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease didn’t have evidence of amyloidosis on PET scans, and that lack of plaque build-up was confirmed on autopsy, researchers from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix reported.

UA-Phoenix medical school gets warning from accreditors / Arizona Republic

An accrediting body has warned the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix that without fixes to governing policies it could face more severe restrictions or lose its status as an independent medical school. Read also: Accreditation warning issued to UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Researchers in Texas test Arizona-grown guayule tires / Arizona Republic

Researchers in Texas have been spinning tires around a test track made in part from Arizona-grown rubber from Casa Grande-based PanAridus, which derived the rubber for the tires from guayule, a shrubby, inauspicious plant native to the Southwest.

Flagstaff Forty: New name and outreach, same focus / Arizona Daily Sun

Flagstaff Forty is changing its name to the Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance and reaching out to more communities in Northern Arizona as it focuses on topics such as the development of the bioscience sector.