Biozona Weekly: Biosciences building approved; New cancer center director; TGen funding

June 12, 2014

By hammersmith

TGen gets funding for football concussion research
6/11/14 | GenomeWeb | Staff Report

The Translational Genomics Research Institute will use $25,000 in new funding to continue research into football-related concussions thanks to the first charitable endeavor from the Arizona Community Foundation’s new Jerry Colangelo Center for Sports Philanthropy.

TGen’s Cycle for the Cure raises cancer research funds

6/11/14 | Arizona Republic | Steve Yozwiak (Special to the Republic)

More than 200 indoor cyclists at all the Village Health Clubs and Studio 360 helped raise more than $152,500 for cancer research at TGen during the fourth annual Cycle for the Cure.

UA Cancer Center names Kraft new director
6/10/14 | Arizona Daily Star | Stephanie Innes

Dr. Andrew S. Kraft, a nationally recognized prostate cancer physician-scientist and cancer center administrator, has been named the director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Scottsdale Healthcare clinical trial shows promise against pancreatic cancer
6/8/14 | Independent Newsmedia | Staff Report

A clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials showed the new drug called MM-398 has produced a significant overall survival rate in patients with advanced, previously-treated pancreatic cancer.

Regents approve $136M biosciences building in downtown Phoenix
6/6/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The Arizona Board of Regents approved plans for a 10-story, $136 million University of Arizona research building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, with construction expected to start by the end of the year. Read also: Regents OKs UA biosciences building in Phoenix

UA to give college credit to Basha High students
6/6/14 | Arizona Republic | Luci Scott

Next fall, students at Chandler’s Basha High School will be able to earn three credits from the University of Arizona in a biotechnology class where students will study DNA technology and genetic modification along with forensics and biology.