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2011-08-08 13:41:00

3rd annual Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run set for Oct. 22 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients receiving cancer treatment at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare will benefit from the 3rd annual Scottsdale Healthcare Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run, a 198-mile scenic ride on Oct. 22. Proceeds benefit the cancer center's Gift of Life Lodging Program, which offers courtesy lodging through Country Inns and Suites...

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...

2011-01-12 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...

2011-01-10 11:17:00

Feb. 5 event benefits Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the Valley's most enduring, fun and successful black-tie events, The Honor Ball presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, is celebrating its 35th edition on Feb. 5. Great entertainment, great food and no silent auctions mean the focus is on fun, cementing The Honor Ball's reputation as one of the Phoenix area's best black-tie dance...


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