Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo Clinic to nearly double Phoenix campus; Melanoma clinical trials; TGen to honor McCain with brain cancer research position

September 6, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

Why Phoenix physicians are moving off hospital campuses to set up offices near patients / Phoenix Business Journal

Medical offices, urgent care facilities and outpatient treatment centers are opening in areas away from a major hospital campus to be more convenient for Phoenix-area patients.

Mayo Clinic to nearly double size of Phoenix campus in five-year, $648 million project / Arizona Republic

Mayo Clinic in Arizona will nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus near Loop 101 and 56th Street with a five-year building project set to cost $648 million, including a six-story patient tower, new emergency department, an outpatient surgery center and an underground parking garage. Read more: Mayo Clinic plans major expansion to double Phoenix campus; hiring 2,000

Breakthrough treatment in Arizona showing promise in fighting melanoma /

A new breakthrough immunotherapy treatment being tested in clinical trials here in Arizona is showing promising results in the fight against different types of cancers.

McCain family working to create brain cancer research position / Arizona Republic

A newly announced effort will raise funds for The John S. McCain III Endowed Chair in Brain Cancer Research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, which has done extensive research into improved treatment for glioblastoma, a rare, aggressive brain cancer that led to McCain’s death.