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Latest Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Stories

2010-09-15 19:05:16

World's first patient treated at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare A new investigational drug designed to penetrate and attack pancreatic cancer cells has been administered to a patient for the first time ever at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. ASG-5ME is a potent, targeted compound designed to selectively kill cancer cells, says Daniel Von Hoff, MD, a principal investigator in the Phase I clinical trial. Pancreatic cancer is a fast-growing...

2010-09-08 07:00:00

Broadcast, cable television networks plan star-studded fundraising telethon on Sept. 10 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare announced today it is participating in the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team pancreatic cancer research project as a primary clinical research site. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC60792) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC60792) "Cutting Off...

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...

2010-06-02 14:16:00

Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center researcher honored for cancer research, new treatments SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oncologist Daniel Von Hoff, MD, chief scientific officer at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, will be recognized for his work benefiting cancer patients during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting June 4-8 in Chicago. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100602/DC14549) Dr. Von Hoff is...

2010-04-14 15:58:00

Accreditation with Commendation granted by Commission on Cancer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Scottsdale Healthcare. Included in the accreditation are the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. Accreditation with Commendation...

2010-03-11 15:38:38

TGen, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and Side-Out Foundation team up for 'next generation' treatment Many women live with breast cancer that does not respond to standard medical treatment, a condition that researchers at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare want to change by aggressively targeting specific genes. Improving quality of life and potentially keeping the cancer under control for a longer period of time are goals of a new clinical trial at the cancer...

2010-02-28 08:27:15

PCI-32765 is a new drug being assessed in a Phase I clinical trial at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center in collaboration with the Clinical Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute Cancer researchers have high hopes for a new therapy for patients with certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. PCI-32765 is a new drug being assessed in a Phase I clinical trial at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center in collaboration with the Clinical Division of the Translational Genomics...

2009-12-09 08:00:00

Black tie event proceeds benefit Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation announced today that Daniel Von Hoff, MD will be Honoree at its 34th annual Honor Ball. Dr. Von Hoff, an oncologist and chief scientific officer at Scottsdale Healthcare's Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, is known worldwide for his groundbreaking cancer research. One of Arizona's most elegant and exciting black tie...

2009-09-02 16:00:00

Hedgehog trial results suggest antitumor activity in basal cell skin cancer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reports a potential new investigational therapy for advanced and metastatic basal cell skin cancer tested at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and other sites appears to demonstrate tumor shrinkage and limited side effects in patients. "Inhibition of the Hedgehog Pathway...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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