Researchers and physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and our clinical affiliates are striving to revolutionize cancer prevention and treatment through culturally relevant research, community outreach and training.
This momentous effort is being spearheaded by our partners, who represent three institutions and five academic departments. These investigators are conducting research to discover biochemical, metabolic and genetic markers in cells, as well as working to extrapolate these findings to develop new methods to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Work from these research projects is impacting care for patients with breast, cardio-oncology, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck, skin and thoracic cancers.
In addition, our partners employ an interdisciplinary approach to advance their goal of improving cancer outcomes throughout the disease continuum. Doctors, scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students and technicians utilize innovative approaches and state-of-the-art spaces to find the missing pieces of the cancer puzzle.
The best way to improve cancer success rates is through prevention and early detection. To aid in that, the University of Arizona Cancer Center offers screenings and genetic testing to assist patients in managing their preventive care.
Departments and Centers Conducting Cancer Research
- University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.
- University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson.
- Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine.
- Department of Basic Medical Sciences.
Participate in Clinical Trials
Our team at St. Joseph’s is dedicated to their research and to finding better treatments for cancer, with the hopes of one day discovering a cure. To enhance patient care, our clinical trial coordinators work with the physician, patient and family to help coordinate participation in cancer clinical trials for which the patient might be eligible.