Arizona Bioscience News: Phoenix Children’s joins Soon-Shiong’s MoonShot 2020; UA medical school secures provisional accreditation; HonorHealth studies pancreatic cancer

February 19, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

PCH2Phoenix hospital joins billionaire doctor’s cancer ‘moonshot’ / Arizona Republic

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be one of 10 children’s hospitals and institutes participating in billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Cancer MoonShot 2020’s Pediatric Consortium, an effort to test and rapidly use experimental therapy combinations on hard-to-treat pediatric cancers.

Study hopes to develop early detection test for pancreatic cancer /

Doctors at HonorHealth’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale are conducting a study that will follow patients at high risk of pancreatic cancer to look for common threads that could lead to a test to detect the cancer at its earliest stages.

UA lab studying sweat as way to monitor health / Arizona Daily Star

A lab at the University of Arizona’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is working to develop devices to monitor a subject’s health by measuring biological markers in sweat such as salts, proteins, fats and hormones.

UA medical school wins nod from accreditors / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona’s medical school in downtown Phoenix secured mid-tier, or provisional, accreditation from an independent body that last year warned the school it needed to make fixes to maintain and advance its accreditation. Read also: Why University of Arizona and Banner Health execs put egos aside