Arizona Bioscience News: TGen-led melanoma study receives $2M grant; Banner MD Anderson fights skin cancer; Accolade to hire 100 in Scottsdale

August 30, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

TGen-led study of metastatic melanoma secures $2 million grant / AZ Big Media 

Translational Genomics Research Institute and other top biomedical institutes have received a $2 million federal grant towards discovering a new way to detect and track metastatic melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, and understand how it escapes treatment.

After slow start, health services firm to double workforce in Scottsdale / Phoenix Business Journal

Accolade, a health care services company that expanded to Scottsdale four years ago, plans to hire 100 nurses and health assistants over the next year who will offer personalized health care services.

Regional medical center leads skin cancer fight / East Valley Tribune

The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center’s T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence in Gilbert, which opened last year for diagnosis, treatment and research, will have treated 450 melanoma patients by the end of its first full year of operation.

A place to tinker, learn and create: STEM-based makerspace Tynkertopia opens on Fourth Street / Arizona Daily Sun

Tynkertopia, a new Flagstaff-based STEM space where students, parents, teachers, artists and people of all ages can come to create, is what the owner describes as a natural culmination of her experiences teaching science, as well as reading and writing.