Arizona Bioscience News: UA Cancer Center in Phoenix names leader; TGen targets pancreatic cancer; Mayo Clinic discusses new medical school

November 10, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

TGenNew drug targets could reduce pancreatic cancer pain, improve outcomes / Arizona Science Desk

The Translational Genomics Research Institute has identified drug targets that could one day make pancreatic cancer less painful—and more survivable.

Bridgestone tires considers expanding guayule rubber operation to Yuma / Arizona Science Desk

Bridgestone Tires says guayule, a desert shrub, could produce natural rubber for tires and the company may grow and process the plants in southwest Arizona.

Dr. William Cance hired to lead University of Arizona Cancer Center in Phoenix / The Daily Wildcat

Surgical oncologist Dr. William Cance has joined the University of Arizona Cancer Center as deputy director in conjunction with UA’s partnership with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and will oversee the work in Phoenix.

Mayo Clinic opening medical school campus in Valley / KJZZ

Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Michele Halyard discusses the new medical school, a partnership with Arizona State University, that will be opening in Scottsdale next year.