Northern Arizona University’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) awarded Pilot Project Program research grants totaling $180,000 to four NAU junior faculty investigators conducting health equity research in the areas of… Read more
Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer and unusually common in Arizona, where residents are exposed to… Read more
Northern Arizona University has been awarded $6.83 million to continue its efforts in cancer research, training and outreach programs serving Native American communities for the next five years.
Since 2002, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) have received funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among… Read more
Nate Nieto, a prominent—and promising—microbiologist at NAU, died from pancreatic cancer in June, but his legacy lives on across the university community and beyond. His research in infectious disease and wildlife ecology will continue to resonate for years to come because of the meaningful scientific collaborations he fostered and the students he mentored.
Committed to improving public health
As noted on the Nieto… Read more
There are now more than 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 40 million worldwide – a figure expected to double by 2040. Improved prognosis has created a growing need to address the unique health issues facing cancer survivors that result from the disease, its treatment and related conditions.
New guidance published today from exercise oncology experts recommends the systematic use of an ‘exercise prescription’ by healthcare workers and… Read more
St. Lawrence Island, just south of the Bering Strait in Arctic Alaska, is one of the most isolated places on the planet. Wild, mountainous and remote, the island is inhabited by 1,600 indigenous Yupik Eskimos who subsist by hunting and fishing.
Although the island’s natural environment may appear pristine, residents are exposed to high levels of persistent organic pollutants—toxic chemicals that remain in the environment… Read more