UAHS In The News
Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is the fifth-most common cancer in the United States. When it spreads to other parts of the body (metastasizes), it becomes more difficult to treat. A partnership with Spirita Oncology, LLC, Dr. Hani Babiker, associate director of the Early Phase Clinical Trials Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, and the Early Phase Clinical Trials Program have opened a clinical trial for patients with brain metastases from BRAF- or MEK-mutated melanoma.
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix researcher Taben Hale, PhD, has received a $393,493 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research in reducing the risk of heart failure in patients with high blood pressure.
With the support of a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Drs. Vanderah and Salvemini at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, are striving to put an end to opioid tolerance — a phenomenon that often leads to opioid dependence, abuse and addiction.