In 2007, the United States Congress declared May National Cancer Research Month. The University of Arizona Cancer Center is joining the American Association for Cancer Research’s national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of cancer research and the progress that research institutions are making in critical areas of research and patient care.
We’re in the final stages of preparing our Summer edition of Act Against Cancer, which covers some truly incredible research projects already taking place at the UA Cancer Center. Sally Dickinson, PhD, is currently exploring how sulforaphane, a naturally occurring compound in broccoli, can be extracted and used as a topical solution to combat skin cancer. In addition, Monica Yellowhair, PhD, is examining how depleted uranium exposure could potentially impact a cell’s ability to repair itself.
We have also updated our Facebook page to reflect our participation in NCRM.
Here some more highlights of the many research efforts under way at the UA Cancer Center: