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Banner to host cancer awareness event during Oct. 1 Arizona football game

Banner – University Medicine will honor cancer survivors and share cancer screening and other health tips during the Oct. 1 Arizona football game

TUCSON, Ariz. (Sept. 29, 2022) – October is liver and breast cancer awareness month and Banner – University Medicine is hosting a Cancer Awareness event during the University of Arizona football game on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Partnering with the University of Arizona Cancer Center, a department of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, the event will recognize and honor cancer survivors during the game.

Throughout the game, Banner will share cancer and other health screening tips on the stadium’s big screens. Two adult and two pediatric cancer survivors will be recognized at half time and they will participate in a three-legged race to be featured on the big screens. Banner team members will be recognized for their health care contributions to cancer patients and the care of all other patients during an employee tailgating event before the game.

Banner’s multidisciplinary patient-care teams at the UArizona Cancer Center include internationally renowned medical, hematological, radiation and surgical oncologists, as well as nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, research specialists, psychiatrists, social workers, patient advocates, nutritionists, pharmacists and genetic counselors. 

The UArizona Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. This designation, the NCI’s highest, is reserved for centers dedicated to patient care, research, prevention, education, outreach and training.

Bringing promising new therapies from the laboratory to the bedside is a high priority with clinician scientists engaging in more than 200 clinical trials to investigate a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies. 

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About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or

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