UA Researchers Make Next Move in Fight Against Ovarian Cancer A little scope with big impact could increase survival rates for cancer patients.

With a $863,000, three-year grant from the United States Army, Jennifer Barton, director of the BIO5 Institute and professor of biomedical engineering, biosystems engineering,electrical and computer engineering and optical sciences, is continuing her research into a disposable falloposcope to detect early-stage ovarian cancer. A falloposcope is an endoscope used to image the fallopian tubes, where researchers now believe ovarian cancer originates.Continue reading

National Cancer Institute awards Carlo Maley $10.8M grant

Carlo Maley, associate professor in the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society and director of the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center, was selected as a recipient of a $10.8M grant from the National Cancer Institute. The Breast Pre-Cancer Atlas will be an active repository for information about breast tumors, open to the scientific community to use for further analysis.Continue reading