UA Cancer Center hosts Head and Neck Cancer Screening Event

April 28, 2018

The University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner – University Medicine will observe Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month with an outreach event on Saturday, April 28, in Building 2 at the UA Cancer Center – North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave. An hour-long educational session begins at 9 a.m. and free public cancer screenings will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Dental professionals, as well as members of the general public, are invited.

The event will include a raffle, gift bags and healthful snacks. The educational presentation is open to the public, but will be targeted to dental professionals, who will learn about the importance of screening patients for subtypes of head and neck cancer that arise in the oral cavity or the upper part of the throat. Visitors need no appointment to be screened.  Individuals do not need to register for the April 28 outreach event, but large groups of more than 20 people or members of a dental group are asked to RSVP to Margaret Eller at

History Committee Field Trip

May 12, 2018

The Pima County Medical Society History Committee’s next field trip will be to the John Slaughter Ranch in Cochise County on Saturday, May 12, 2108. The trip is open to all PCMS members and guests. Those interested in the trip should meet at the office parking lot located at 1140 N. Rosemont at 7:00 a.m.

Nominations for Influential Health and Medical Leaders 2018

Local Media is taking nominations through April for its Influential Health and Medical Leaders 2018 Awards.  Nominations can be made in one of 18 categories. The nominations will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges who select the top three in each category.  They are honored at a dinner and awards ceremony. Local Media publishes  6 local, community newspapers: Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Desert Times and Foothills News.  Nominations can be made on the website.  Use this link for coverage of previous years events.