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Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

June 02, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

A surgeon's most important tools are habits of mind

Neurosurgeon G. Michael Lemole, Jr., says equanimity of spirit is necessary to persevere after failure.

February 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson tech: NuvOx drug that aids radiation treatments set for clinical trials

Tucson tech: NuvOx drug that aids radiation treatments set for clinical trials

Nearly two decades ago, University of Arizona radiologist Dr. Evan Unger recognized that an ultrasound imaging contrast agent he pioneered held promise as a way to deliver drugs or therapies to specific areas.

January 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson-based NuvOx wins $1m cancer grant

Tucson-based NuvOx wins $1m cancer grant

NuvOx Pharma, founded and led by University of Arizona radiologist Dr. Evan Unger, is in clinical trials of an injectable drug to make tumors more susceptible to radiation treatment.

January 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

David Fitzsimmons: Cancer's in the rearview mirror; now I can look forward to a heart attack

The news on Wednesday of singer Andy Williams dying from bladder cancer jarred my bravado. Wednesday was my checkup day.

September 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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