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2011-06-22 17:24:00

Medical centers to serve as a key network Tissue Source Sites for the National Institutes of Health's The Cancer Genome Atlas project PHOENIX, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and the University of Arizona Cancer Center announced today that the institutions have agreed to collaborate with The International Genomics Consortium (IGC) to serve as a critical network Tissue Source Site (TSS) to provide cancer tissue samples...

2011-05-18 16:53:00

Surprising results from Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare sun safety event SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How prevalent is skin cancer in Arizona? More than half of the 411 people who were screened May 7 at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare were presumptively diagnosed with skin cancer or referred for a biopsy. The free educational event focused on sun safety and the need for regular skin cancer screenings....

2011-05-11 12:34:00

Investigational cancer drug targets oxygen supply in tumors, advances for additional testing SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An investigational drug shows promise targeting oxygen supply in tumors, according to results of a study completed at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and published in the current issue of Clinical Cancer Research. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/DC00318 ) Significant responses were...

2011-04-02 01:45:44

Biomarkers help predict lung cancer patients whose disease could spread to the brain Conducting genetic profiles using microRNA can help doctors predict which lung cancer patients are likely to also develop brain metastasis (BM), according to a study published today by Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The study identified microRNA-328 as a potential therapeutic target because of its association with the spread of cancer to the brain in patients...

2011-01-12 07:00:00

Clinical study open at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new investigational drug designed to stop cancer cells from reproducing may offer hope for patients with advanced solid tumor cancers. Clinical trials of TKM-PLK1 for qualified patients are now open at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. TKM-PLK1 targets a protein called polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) that promotes tumor cell...

2010-09-22 14:37:00

2nd annual Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Poker Run set for Oct. 23 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You know them for their Super Bowl commercials, but the creative folks from Go Daddy, the world's largest Web hosting provider and top domain name registrar, also just wrapped production on a new video promoting the Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Poker Run. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100922/DC69792LOGO) (Photo:...

2010-09-02 17:31:00

Sept. 11 community event includes daVinci surgical robot, prostate health talks & healthy cooking demos SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing that early detection can save lives, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is offering free prostate cancer screenings from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11. Urologists from Scottsdale Healthcare will be available to answer questions and talk about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment...

2010-08-06 11:36:00

Scottsdale Healthcare is only Arizona hospital, 1 of 35 worldwide in clinical study SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Healthcare is the only Arizona hospital system testing a new under-the-skin device that uses an electrical shock to interrupt possibly fatal heart rhythms, restoring a normal heartbeat for patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The first Arizona patient received the device Thursday at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center....

2010-06-24 12:01:00

Clinical performance top criteria in Thomson Reuters study of best-performing health systems SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Healthcare, the only locally-based nonprofit health system serving greater Scottsdale and northeast Phoenix, is ranked in the top quintile of U.S. health systems based on the Thomson Reuters study published in the June 21 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. Scottsdale Healthcare is parent organization of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn...

2010-06-15 14:20:21

MicroRNA study provides biomarker for survival in small cell lung cancer Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare have discovered a biomarker that could help in the treatment of patients with an aggressive type of lung cancer. Using a particular biomarker, researchers might better predict which patients with small cell lung cancer are resistant to existing drug...


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