Biozona Weekly: Pediatric liver transplant success; UA Cancer Center construction begins; Rock guitarist cured at Barrow Neurological Institute

January 18, 2013

By hammersmith

Construction begins on UA cancer center in Phoenix
1/17/2013 | Daily Wildcat | Whitney Burgoyne

Construction has begun on the new UA cancer center in downtown Phoenix, about a month after final approval was granted for the $100 million project that is slated to open in early 2015.

New ASU laboratory and research facilities open on Phoenix Biomedical Campus
1/17/2013 | Downtown Devil | Ashley McCulley

Student and faculty researchers in Arizona State University’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion moved into new laboratory and research facilities on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus from the Polytechnic campus in Mesa.

Rock star nearly loses career with ‘curable’ dementia
1/16/2013 | ABC News | Susan Donaldson James

Dick Wagner, who played lead guitar for Alice Cooper and other bands, was treated by doctors at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix for normal pressure hydrocephalus – a condition caused by a build-up of spinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain – enabling him to return to the stage.

Phoenix Children’s program a transplant gem
1/13/2013 | Arizona Republic | Brittany Smith

D.J. Rodriguez, now 17, is no average teenager. She became the Valley’s first pediatric liver transplant recipient in more than 20 years. Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic in Arizona partnered to perform the surgery, part of Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

Partnership with Mayo Clinic to bring oncology researchers in Yumans’ backyard

1/12/2013 | Yuma Sun | Joyce Lobeck

Mayo Clinic is now more accessible to Yuma-area residents through an affiliation between Mayo and Yuma Regional Medical Center that was announced late last year, expanding the care available for cancer patients.