Arizona Bioscience News: Tuba City Regional Health Care opens cancer center; Creighton starts health campus construction; UA to support veterans in STEM fields

July 11, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

First cancer center opens on Native American reservation / Associated Press 
The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp., which serves Navajo, Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute tribal members, has opened the first cancer treatment center on the Navajo Nation offering chemotherapy and screenings and culturally appropriate care. Read more: Husband-and-wife teams helped start cancer care in Tuba City 

Construction begins on Creighton University campus at Park Central / AZ Big Media 
Construction of Creighton University’s nearly $100 million, 180,000-square-foot health sciences campus building at Park Central in Phoenix began earlier this week, with the first phase of the new campus set to open in spring 2021. 

Tucson company that makes ear-cleaning tech recognized in innovation challenge / Arizona Public Media 
SafKan Inc., a Tucson-based ear care company that has created an earwax removal device, was one of 10 awardees with a prize of up to $150,000 in the spring Arizona Innovation Challenge conducted by the Arizona Commerce Authority. 

Breakthrough treatment leaves Mesa man cancer-free one year later / KTAR 
A new treatment being utilized by doctors at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix has helped a Mesa man overcome a potentially deadly form of skin cancer in just a year. 

New UA program geared to help veterans succeed in STEM fields / Arizona Daily Star
The University of Arizona is launching a new program to support veterans studying in STEM fields, providing tutoring, mentoring and professional development plus the opportunity to shadow researchers in labs.

UA Director of Clinical Trials elaborates on biliary tract cancer research / Daily Wildcat 
Dr. Rachna Shroff, chief of the section of gastrointestinal medical oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, talks about her research to improve the survival of patients with biliary tract cancers.  

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