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“Lobos Love Pink” Game Honors Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The University of New Mexico Lobos and UNM Cancer Center are sponsoring the “Lobos Love Pink” Football game on Friday, October 20, 2017.
13-Oct-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNM Women’s Cancer Panel to Talk about Ending HPV Cancers

An expert panel on women’s cancers and human papillomavirus (HPV) will assemble at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 20, 2017. The panel features Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP, Carolyn Y. Muller, MD, FACOG, and Cosette M. Wheeler, PhD
11-Oct-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Third Annual Motorcycle Ride to Raise Money and Awareness for Breast Cancer

The Turquoise Trail Harley Owners’ Group and Thunderbird Harley Davidson will welcome more than 100 riders for the third annual “Pink Your Ride — Motorcyclists Increasing Awareness (MIA)” motorcycle ride. The ride raises awareness for breast...
6-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNM Cancer Center Plays Key Role in First-in- Human Testing of New Cancer Drug

The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center played a key role in the first clinical trials of a new drug that targets solid cancer tumors. The Phase 1A clinical trials mark the first time ever the drug, called BXQ-350, was used in people. BXQ-350 is...
22-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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