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June 30, 2015

  • Nationwide Melanoma Clinical Trials  |   Video
    • A Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Melanoma Dream Team, led by TGen President Dr. Jeffrey Trent of Phoenix, is launching a set of nationwide clinical trials on a form of melanoma skin cancer that affects about half of all people who get the disease. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the only clinical trial location in our state. Dr. Trent and Dr. Alex Sekulic of Mayo Clinic will discuss the melanoma clinical trials.

March 30, 2015

  • TGen Cancer Center  |   Video
    • As Ken Burns’ newest documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” starts airing on Eight PBS, we will bring you local stories about cancer. One of those stories is the research being done at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen. TGen deputy director Dr. John Carpten is one of the most respected cancer investigators in the nation, and will speak about cutting-edge developments in cancer research, including his research specialty, prostate cancer.
  • Cancer Survivor Pat Elliott  |   Video
    • Phoenix resident Pat Elliott has survived Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, a rare cancer that used to be terminal. Her form of cancer is featured in the book, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” and she has since become a patient advocate who speaks about her disease across the globe. Elliott survives by taking a medicine that manages cancer on the genetic level. She’s appeared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, another CML survivor. Elliott will discuss cancer from the patient’s perspective.

March 26, 2015

  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America  |   Video
    • Ken Burns latest PBS documentary focuses on cancer. His six-hour documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” starts airing March 30 over three nights. Cancer Treatment Centers of America Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear offers the latest technologies to treat cancer, with an approach that uses a variety of treatments that is backed with nutritional care as well. Dr. Glen Weiss, medical oncologist and director of clinical research at the Goodyear facility, will discuss his company’s approach to fighting cancer.

March 25, 2015

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Intel Science Talent Winner  |   Video
    • An Arizona 17-year-old girl is among the winners of the national Intel Science Talent Search. Anvita Gupta of Scottsdale took home a third place Medal of Distinction for Global Good and $35,000 in the event held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Gupta used machine learning to “teach” a computer to identify potential drugs for cancer, tuberculosis and Ebola. Preclinical trials are already underway in China on the tuberculosis drugs that she identified. Gupta and Cathleen Barton, Arizona Education Manager for Intel, will discuss the talent search and the research that won Gupta her prize.

March 18, 2015

  • Fast Brain Tumor Research  |   Video
    • Brain tumor experts at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center have launched a revolutionary fast-track approach to cancer research. In partnership with The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the “Phase 0 Trials,” shorten the evaluation of drug therapies for brain tumors from an average of five years to only six months. Dr. Nader Sanai, director of the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center, and Dr. Michael Berens, TGen’s Deputy Director for Research Resources, will discuss the new research method.

June 23, 2014

  • Custom Drug Treatments for Children  |   Video
    • Researchers from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, TGen, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine are working on developing individualized drugs for children with cancer and other diseases, with the drugs based on their genetics. Dr. Robert Arceci is the Division Chief of Oncology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and he will talk about the research.

June 18, 2014

  • Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer  |   Video
    • Researchers have found a way to use an old treatment to extend the life of prostate cancer patients. Men who received a chemotherapy drug lived nearly 58 months versus 44 months for those not receiving it. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona was one of the sites for clinical trials for the drug study. Dr. Alan Bryce of the Mayo Clinic will discuss the treatment.

September 3, 2013

  • Cancer Testing  |   Video
    • HealthTell Inc., a biotech spinout from Arizona State University, has raised $4 million in new funding to help commercialize a new test for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. The HealthTell diagnostics technology was developed at the ASU Biodesign Institute in part by Dr. Stephen A. Johnston, who will talk about the new test and the funding.

May 30, 2013

  • U of A Cancer Center  |   Video
    • The University of Arizona is constructing a cancer center in downtown Phoenix where clinical research will be conducted. Dr. M. Peter Lance, the Chief Cancer and Prevention Control Officer, and Marcia Gruber, Vice President of Oncology Services at the cancer center, will discuss the center, patient treatment and research.

April 30, 2013

  • Breast Cancer Collaboration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University, The Mayo Clinic and T-Gen have joined forces to fight breast cancer. The three organizations have formed the BIG Group (The Breast Cancer Interest Group) to investigate the role of testosterone in developing and treating some of the toughest breast cancers. Dr. Karen Anderson, who is a member of the BIG Group and who has a joint appointment at ASU and Mayo Clinic, will talk about the BIG Group’s efforts.

May 29, 2012

  • Prostate Cancer Test Recommendation  |   Video
    • Doctor Moe Bell of Scottsdale Healthcare and Erik Castle of the Mayo Clinic present differing viewpoints about the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against screening men of any age for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, blood test.

March 21, 2012

  • Technology and Innovation: Proton Beam Cancer Therapy  |   Video
    • The Mayo Clinic is in the midst of adding a new weapon to its cancer-fighting tools. Mayo broke ground in December for a facility to house a Proton Beam Therapy Program, which it says will mark a new era in cancer treatment. Dr. Wyatt Decker, President and CEO of the Arizona Mayo Clinic, will discuss proton beam therapy.

October 18, 2011

  • TGen Breast Cancer Research  |   Video
    • Dr. Heather Cunliffe, head of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Unit for the Translational Genomics Research Institute, talks about TGen’s involvement in breast cancer research.

September 12, 2011

  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert  |   Video
    • Dr. Edgardo Rivera, the Medical Director of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, talks about the economic and community benefits of the new facility that’s opening in Gilbert on September 26th.

March 23, 2011

  • Cancer Ancestor  |   Video
    • ASU researcher Paul Davies shares his theory about cancer being our evolutionary ancestor.

May 18, 2010

  • Canine Cancer  |   Video
    • The Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is partnering with the Van Andel Research Institute in Michigan to study cancers in dogs. The goal is to find ways to improve the health of both dogs and people. President and Research Director for TGen Dr. Jeffrey Trent talks about the research project.

November 2, 2009

  • Cancer Physics  |   Video
    • Cancer research from a totally different angle will be taking place at Arizona State University. Researchers from ASU will be using the laws of physics to battle cancer, viewing the cancer cells as physical objects rather than as a disease. Paul Davies, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist, is leading the ASU team and will appear on Horizon to talk about the innovative research.

October 28, 2009

  • Cancer Screening  |   Video
    • For decades, we’ve been told that cancer screening saves lives through early detection and subsequent treatment of the disease. Now, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that screening for breast and prostate cancer may not be as beneficial as once thought. Dr. Peter Lance, Director of Cancer Prevention and Control for the University of Arizona’s Arizona Cancer Center shares his views on cancer screening.

June 23, 2009

June 16, 2008

  • Symphony Benefit  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Symphony is hosting a benefit concert for violinist Ioana Dimitriu, who is battling breast cancer. HORIZON presents a profile of the artist.

May 6, 2008

  • Polygamy-related Crimes  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard explains his work seeking federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice for help with nvestigations and prosecutions of polygamy-related crimes in our state.
  • Tobacco Cessation/AHCCCS  |   Video
    • A new law allows AHCCCS, the states Medicaid program, to provide programs and medications to help people stop smoking and using tobacco products. The measure allows AHCCCS to use tobacco tax funds to pay for the programs. Research shows Medicaid recipients smoke at a rate higher than the national average. State Senator Barbara Leff and Colby Bower from the American Cancer Society explain how the program will provide help to those who need it most.
  • Algae Bio-Fuel  |   Video
    • Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new alternative fuel that can really make your vehicle "green."

November 27, 2007

  • Sustainability
    • Rob Melnick, Director of ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Jonathan Fink, Ph.D., Director of ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability, discuss the Morrison Institutes new study, "Sustainability for Arizona, the Issue of Our Age."
  • silvestre Herrera
    • Mexican-born Arizonan Silvestre Herrera was awarded the Medal of Honor for his deeds during World War II. Herrera died yesterday at age 91. We look back at his courageous actions.
  • Pancreatic Cancer
    • This year, more than 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. We discuss efforts to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer with Kay Kays, 13 year pancreatic cancer survivor and volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Web site

October 30, 2007

  • Breast Health
    • strides have been made in the area of breast cancer awareness and diagnostic tools. Still, there is a need for more information and education about the best possible treatment for breast cancer. We look at how digital mammograms differ from conventional film. Christine Lessard, Executive Director of the Arizona Institute for Breast Health and 11-year breast cancer survivor joins us in the studio. Learn more. Visit the Arizona Institute for Breast Health Web site.

April 17, 2007

  • PET/CT Scan
    • HORIZON looks at a revolutionary technique that is helping diagnose, treat and manage cancer.

June 21, 2006

  • ">A Lion in the House

February 27, 2006

  • Hamilton Jordan
    • Hamilton Jordan, former White House Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter joins HORIZON to talk about his days in the White House, the 1970s, politics and healthcare. Jordan is a four-time survivor of cancer and spoke at the Economic Club of Phoenix from the W.P. Carey School of Business.
 

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