TUCSON, Ariz., March 21, 2019 — After a worldwide search, the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) today announced it has appointed Joseph Scheeren, Pharm. D., as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Scheeren previously served as Senior Advisor Research and Development for Bayer AG and has had a distinguished 36-year career in the pharmaceutical industry having held positions domestically and internationally in drug development and regulatory approval on three continents.
LumosVar — a name inspired by Harry Potter — could help physicians provide genomic-based treatments for their patientsContinue reading
Despite being one of the most preventable cancers, colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States. In 2018 alone, there were an estimated 140,250 new cases of colorectal cancer and 50,630 deaths. While existing screening tests, such as fecal-based tests and colonoscopies, are extremely effective at finding colorectal cancer, they only work if they are used.
BeScreened™-CRC provides people the option for an easy, accurate & now convenient Blood Test for CRC Screening.Continue reading
University of Arizona startup GenetiRate has been designated one of two companies honored with the Seafood Innovation Award at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) 2019. Awarded on March 7, NASF Seafood Innovation Day, the company won the honor for its technology for genetic selection to improve sustainability and production.Continue reading
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are accepting applications for a fellowship program. As part of this program, journalists from across the country will receive intensive training to cover medicine.Continue reading
Licensing agreement puts DeepChek®-TB one step closer to clinical application Continue reading
The Gardasil vaccine advertisement flashes across the screen – you change the channel. Maybe you are a male and don’t think you are at risk of acquiring cancer from HPV, maybe you aren’t sexually active, or maybe you don’t have the resources to get the vaccine.
But research shows that in addition to causing cervical cancer in women, certain strains have been linked to head and neck cancers in men. The Gardasil-9 vaccine protects against nine of the most cancer-associated strains of HPV, though there are over 100 strains of HPV with possible adverse effects.
In light of this, ASU is aggressively pursuing research aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms behind the HPV infection and exploring preventative measures to stave off the virus.Continue reading
A $15 million gift from integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil will name the UA Center for Integrative Medicine, as well as establishing two endowed chairs and an endowed fund for the internationally recognized program.Continue reading
Forty percent of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 will remain in Arizona to practice medicine and pursue their residency training. More than one-third of the class will pursue primary care — a physician specialty that is critically low in Arizona and the nation.
Of the graduating UA College of Medicine – Phoenix students, 50 percent will pursue primary care fields such as family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. Arizona’s physician shortage is one of the worst in the nation, with the state ranking 44th of 50 states in the number of primary care physicians. Twenty-four students will stay in Arizona for their entire residency. Overall, the students will continue their studies at programs in 25 states.