Arizona Cancer Center to form skin cancer consortiu

September 20, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: UA News] – Researchers from halfway around the globe will join forces with colleagues at the Arizona Cancer Center to jointly develop skin cancer prevention and treatment strategies.

A grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies will support development of the Pan-Pacific Skin Cancer Consortium with the cancer center and Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia.

The initial one-year, $500,000 award, shared between the two institutions, will fund new international collaborations in cutting-edge skin cancer research to address an increasingly severe disease problem in Australia and the U.S., and for development of standard practices for acquiring human skin cancer patient data and tissue specimens.

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