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George Will: How GOP may win Senate seat from Michigan, of all places

DETROIT — Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former Michigan Secretary of State Te…

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UA researcher says many men are undergoing prostate surgery unnecessarily

Men are getting unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer because of greed in the urology community and the drug industry, University of Arizona immunobiologist Richard J. Ablin  says in a new book “The Great Prostate Hoax.”

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Kathleen Sebelius: Signup for marketplace insurance by March 31

Kathleen Sebelius: Signup for marketplace insurance by March 31

If you or someone you care about does not have health care coverage, it’s not too late to sign up for quality, affordable coverage: but you’ll want to act quickly. The deadline to get insurance is March 31. After that, you’ll have to wait until November to sign up.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 9

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 2

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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SaddleBrooke

SaddleBrooke

A Quilts for a Cause made by members of Tucson Quilters Guild made in Saddlebrook in 2003.

February 28, 2014 10:53 am

Governor tours Oro Valley bioscience firms

Gov. Jan Brewer was in Oro Valley on Tuesday to tour two of the area’s biggest biotech employers, and she came away impressed.

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Tucson cancer-drug firm inks key licensing deal

Tucson-based Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with a Swiss drug company for European and Japanese rights to develop and commercialize a gastrointestinal-cancer-prevention drug.

January 10, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…
2014 brings new health insurance protections

2014 brings new health insurance protections

We continue to wish our friends and family a happy, healthy new year, and in 2014 these words have renewed meaning.

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Homicide Survivors advocate loses battle with cancer

Homicide Survivors advocate loses battle with cancer

Todd Blumhorst , an advocate with Homicide Survivors who specialized in unsolved cases, died Sunday. He was 39.

September 30, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…
Photos: Valerie Harper appears to be beating cancer

Photos: Valerie Harper appears to be beating cancer

Valerie Harper's doctor says the actress' brain cancer is getting close to remission, according to a report in August. On Monday she showed how well she is doing on "Dancing with the Stars," where she brought the judges to tears and the crowd to its feet. The 74-year-old former sitcom star…

September 17, 2013 4:12 am Photos

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UA Cancer Center researcher killed by roommate who then commits suicide, police say

A University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher was stabbed and shot several times by his roommate, who then killed himself outside their midtown home Tuesday night, police said.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
Tucson Giving: Tee Up For Tots

Tucson Giving: Tee Up For Tots

Cancer doesn’t care about gas prices and it won’t wait for payday.

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First day of school is first school day ever for Tucson girl, 9

First day of school is first school day ever for Tucson girl, 9

“One, two, three, eyes on me,” Kellond Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Egan chants to get her kids’ attention.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Beloved Tucson medical student dies of lung cancer

Beloved Tucson medical student dies of lung cancer

The day before he died, Derek Neal received his MD diploma from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Leaders from the medical school presented it to Derek in his hospital room.

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Melanoma drug holding up well after further testing

Merck’s late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at the highest dosage offered in trials, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

July 11, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Ventana, TGen team up in battle against cancer

Tucson-based Ventana Medical Systems Inc. and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix announced a broad collaborative research agreement to discover and develop diagnostic markers for treating cancer.

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McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said he cannot support women joining the military as it grapples with a sexual assault epidemic some lawmakers described as a cancer at a hearing Tuesday in which senators dressed down senior military leaders, led by female lawmakers, combat veterans and former …

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How dying Tucson woman bent cancer to her will

How dying Tucson woman bent cancer to her will

Anna Greenberg gets a hug from her mother, Alayne, at a gathering of her family in December.

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How dying Tucson woman bent cancer to her will

How dying Tucson woman bent cancer to her will

As she lay in her Tucson hospital bed three days before her death, Anna Greenberg, 28, received an unexpected and emotional phone call from a Hollywood icon she'd long idolized.

May 29, 2013 12:01 amLoading…

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