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Cowboys for Cancer Research Celebrates 35 Years of Supporting New Mexicans

Cowboys for Cancer Research will hold its 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction fundraising event to raise money and awareness for cancer research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center and at New Mexico State University.
21-Aug-2017 7:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cell Transplant Program Celebrates First Year

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center began helping New Mexicans with blood disorders a little more than one year ago. It is the state’s only bone marrow transplant program. The program offers treatment choices for people with...
15-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tenth Annual HERO Event Celebrates Those on Cancer Clinical Trials

The Helping to Enhance Research in Oncology program will hold its tenth annual celebration event. The event honors those on cancer clinical trials and raises awareness for the importance of cancer clinical trials. The event will offer public...
1-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNM Cancer Center Receives Designation as Center of Excellence for Blood Disorders

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has received designation as a Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation Center of Excellence. The designation puts UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center on the MDS Foundation’s list of international...
25-Jul-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Registration Opens for Inaugural Lobo Cancer Challenge Bike Ride

The Lobo Cancer Challenge is a new bike ride fundraising event. Event proceeds will help to ensure that all New Mexicans have access to outstanding cancer care and benefit from the latest cancer research. The ride will take place September 23, 2017.
20-Jul-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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