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UNM Cancer Center Doctor Receives National Cancer Institute Award

Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD, received the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award. The NCI award is given to outstanding cancer clinical investigators. Cancer clinical investigators conduct clinical trials to...
13-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HPV Testing Leads to Earlier Detection and Treatment of Cervical Precancer

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the...
21-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HPV Vaccine Could Drastically Reduce Cervical and Other Cancers Globally

The latest HPV vaccine could prevent most HPV infections — and millions of cancers — worldwide, according to an article by Cosette Wheeler, PhD, and her collaborators. The article describing the HPV vaccine and strategies to overcome issues...
8-Jun-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Art of the Scarf: Free Workshop Helps Cancer Patients and Survivors

The free Art of the Scarf workshop to teaches women how to tie, wrap or twist scarves for headwear. The workshop at The UNM Cancer Center is open to all patients, survivors with long-term hair loss, and caregivers. It is offered free of charge but...
9-May-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“Polly’s Run” Raises Awareness, Money and Hope to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

The eighth annual “Polly’s Run” raises awareness for pancreatic cancer, honors pancreatic cancer survivors and all those who face the disease, and raises money for pancreatic cancer research. Albuquerque Pet Memorial Services sponsors the...
8-May-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Swimmers to ‘Splash Away Cancer’ at Annual Event

The third annual “Splash Away Cancer!” fundraising event takes place May 20, 2017. All proceeds support patient care and cancer research programs at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.
17-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Annual Lobos vs. Cancer Gala Celebrates Tenth Year of Fighting Cancer

The Lobos vs. Cancer Gala event, which celebrates its tenth year on Saturday, May 20, raises money for cancer research and treatment at UNM Cancer Center.
5-Apr-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Superheroes to Support Cancer Research

The Kevin Rudi Foundation will host its third annual Superhero 5K Fun Run to raise money for sarcoma research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.
30-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nutritionist Helps People to Keep Eating During Their Cancer Treatment

Nutritionist Ernestine Trujillo, MS, RD, LD, plays an important role in helping people through their cancer treatment: she helps them to eat. Eating keeps their strength up so that they can get through treatment. But eating during cancer treatment...
9-Dec-2015 4:05 AM EST

More than Math: Biostatistics Strengthens Cancer Research

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, leads the Biostatistics team at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. "My work helps to improve patient's care," she says. Statistics is the science of collecting, summarizing, analyzing and interpreting data to make decisions....
29-Oct-2015 4:05 AM EDT

Lung Cancer Specialist Brings New Treatments and Hope to New Mexicans

This year, more than 158,000 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer. That’s a staggering number: it’s more than all the deaths expected from breast, prostate, colon, rectum, bladder and skin cancers combined. But this grim statistic only...
26-Oct-2015 4:05 AM EDT

Cancer Genetic Counselor Helps People to Look Beyond the Numbers

Shawnia Ryan, MS, CGC is the second certified cancer genetic counselor in the state of New Mexico. She helps people make sense of the statistics and genetic information to answer their personal cancer genetic questions.
27-May-2015 6:00 AM EDT

Connecting People to Possibility for Better Cancer Treatments

UNM Cancer Center welcomes Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, as Associate Director for Clinical Research. Dr. Rixe will bring new cancer treatments to New Mexicans as he develops programs in early-phase cancer clinical trials.
24-Jul-2014 6:00 AM EDT

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