Arizona Bioscience News: Pancreatic cancer researcher secures $12M grant; UA leads eye research; Arizona sees wage gains

November 12, 2015

By brianpowell

Arizona among states with best wage gains for technology, advanced industries / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona has recorded some of the best wage gains for workers in advanced industries, such as health care and technology, over the past decade.

Phoenix-area doctors using new technology to detect bladder cancer / KTARUA logo

Doctors at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert are using a blue-light procedure to spot hard-to-find tumors within the bladder.

UA scientist led research on macular degeneration / Arizona Daily Star

University of Arizona College of Medicine scientist Brian S. McKay has led a study on age-related macular degeneration that eventually could help delay or prevent the eye disease.

Arizona’s education woes galvanize business leaders / Arizona Republic

A strong talent pool matters to Arizona employers trying to hire new workers to fill existing jobs and to grow their companies, and the issue has taken on renewed urgency and political importance as neighboring states with more high-tech opportunities have grown faster than Arizona in recent years.

Phoenix researcher secures $12 million to study pancreatic cancer / Arizona Republic

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a pancreatic cancer researcher and physician in chief of Translational Genomics Research Institute, will spearhead a research team that secured a $12 million grant to study new drug therapies for pancreatic cancer.

Viewpoints: How to grow Arizona’s giving tree / Arizona Republic

The Flinn Foundation, started in 1965 by a leading cardiologist with a bent for innovation and his wealthy and generous wife, unknowingly blazed a trail for much larger foundations that would follow decades later.