ART OF HEALTHY LIVING: UA staff updates its cancer prevention book; it's on sale - Tucson Local Media: El Sol

ART OF HEALTHY LIVING: UA staff updates its cancer prevention book; it's on sale

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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:00 am

Faculty of the nationally renowned Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arizona Cancer Center have updated their collaborative work, “Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention.” The second edition of the work was published in October.

The book delivers “leading-edge information for primary physicians and health care providers in an effort to continually stress the importance of cancer prevention and the latest early-detection strategies,” a release said.

The book was edited by Arizona Cancer Center Director David S. Alberts, M.D., and Lisa M. Hess, PhD., a former scientific investigator for the Arizona Cancer Center.

“A famous 17th century physician, Dr. Thomas Adams, once said, ‘Prevention is better than treatment, because it saves the labor of being sick,’” said Dr. Alberts. “We continue to be convinced that the war on cancer can be won. That effort starts with educating primary care physicians and caregivers.”

Contributing Arizona Cancer Center authors include Frederick Ahmann, David Alberts, Setsuko Chambers, Zhao Chen, Kathryn Coe, Stephen Joel Coons, Francisco Garcia, Linda Garland, Eugene Gerner, Iman Hakim, Karen Taraszka Hastings, Ayaaz Ismail, Myron Jacobson, Lindsay Kreykes, Robert Krouse, Peter Lance, Linda Larkey, Maria Lluria-Prevatt, Ana María López, Naja McKenzie, Jessica Ray, Alison Stopeck, Cynthia Thomson, Patricia Thompson, G.T. Wondrak.

Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention is available for purchase online at">

The Arizona Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and in Scottsdale, the center has more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state and 300 physician and scientist members working to prevent and cure cancer. For more information, go to

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