Latest News

Filters close
Released: 27-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
A quest for excellence
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ivan Piñón, MD, once thought his future would lead to the lab bench. But a long career practicing as an endocrinologist has led him to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center to serve as a crucial part of the effort to build a thyroid and parathyroid center of excellence.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Dr. Chuck Wiggins Honored with National Award
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chuck Wiggins, PhD, Director of the New Mexico Tumor Registry, was recently honored by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries with its Calum S. Muir Memorial Award.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Lobo Cancer Challenge Goes Virtual
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

This year, the Lobo Cancer Challenge is meeting the challenge of a global pandemic by holding the event virtually on Saturday, Sept. 19. Far from a limitation, a virtual event will give participants the opportunity to set new courses, find different routes, and ride along different trails, all to raise critical funds for New Mexico’s fight against cancer.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Food for Thought
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Some people must make the difficult decision whether to put food on the table or spend money on other necessities, such as a utility bill or rent. In a recently published paper, Jean McDougall, PhD, and colleagues report the results of a 400-person survey that assesses food insecurity before and after cancer diagnosis

Released: 18-May-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Creating a Vaccine against COVID-19
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

David Peabody, PhD, and Bryce Chackerian, PhD, are creating vaccines from particles that are the opposite of Trojan Horses: they look deadly on the outside but are harmless on the inside. Their virus-like particles may rouse the immune system into combatting COVID-19. The idea is to trick the body into believing it’s been infected with a microscopic foe.

Released: 6-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
On the Run to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Polly’s Run is on a mission to end pancreatic cancer. The annual fundraiser is held each year in honor of Polly Rogers, whose best friends and three sons started the 5K run-walk event after she died in 2009. This year, the event will be held virtually.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Coming Home to Fight Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

For Erika Maestas, MD, the journey to UNM Cancer Center is a journey home. Maestas grew up in Albuquerque, while her parents hailed from rural northern New Mexico. She likes that the UNM Cancer Center’s cutting edge research into cancer treatments gives her a chance to continue learning while continuing to do what she loves: working with patients

6-Mar-2020 4:15 PM EST
Expert Team Tackles Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

When the thyroid and parathyroid glands don’t work well, the entire body feels out of balance. To tackle thyroid and parathyroid diseases, Nathan Boyd, MD, recently launched the UNM Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Program, housed at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, to offer state-of-the-art treatments for these diseases.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 6:05 AM EST
Grounded in Science
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Doctors face a difficult decision when they must choose a drug combination that will benefit the person sitting before them in an exam room. Statistics can’t show how any one person will respond to a reatment.works in people. Dr. Sarah Adams is using a $1.2M to find better ways to predict which women will benefit from her drug combination, now in clinical trials.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
Lobos Love Pink Basketball Games
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

To mark National Cancer Prevention Month, The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams hope to pack the house with pink in coming weeks in honor of breast cancer survivors and fighters.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
Skin Cancer Screening in Taos
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UNM Department of Dermatology and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center are hosting free skin cancer screenings around the state to address the state's dermatologist shortage. The next screening clinic will take place in Taos, N.M., on Feb. 29.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 6:05 AM EST
Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Lives
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women worldwide, but most American women can prevent it by being screened on time with tests that detect human papillomaviruses (HPV). A new study led UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists shows that screening every three years instead of annually prevents most cervical cancers.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 6:05 AM EST
A Fat-Fighting Drug Discovery
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer-fighting compound fights obesity and diabetes: Eric Prossnitz, PhD, and his team reported that G-1, a cancer-fighting compound they discovered some years ago, reduces fat in obese mice. Although G-1 is currently in phase 1 clinical trials for cancer, Prossnitz and his team are planning preclinical studies to use G-1 to fight fat in obese people.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Vegetable Gardening to Grow Health
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Southwest Harvest for Health pilot study pairs cancer survivors with local master gardeners who have been trained in gardening techniques that address New Mexico’s growing challenges. The pair will create a vegetable garden at the survivor’s home .

Released: 27-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Basketball Game Blurs Party Lines
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

At the end of each legislative session, New Mexico’s senators and representatives lace up to play a hotly-contested basketball game. No one officially tracks how many games each team has won — or any other statistics — because, in the end, the real winners are New Mexicans who face cancer.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
A Menu of Brain Cancer Treatments
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sara Piccirillo, PhD, is passionate about finding a way to beat glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer. Her research focuses on a feature of glioblastoma tumors that appears to be the source of their strength: the extreme differences among their tumor cells.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
Discovery Could Lead to New Breast Cancer Drugs
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Eric Prossnitz, PhD, and his team have recently completed studies on a compound that they think could be made to attack breast cancer cells differently than current drugs. Their work is reported in the November online issue of Cell Chemical Biology. This newly discovered behavior could turn the chemical into potent breast cancer drugs

Released: 24-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Lobos Love Pink!
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

UNM Athletics and UNM Cancer Center sponsor football game to celebrate all women battling breast cancer

Released: 16-Oct-2019 12:00 PM EDT
2-D or 3-D?
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast medical oncologist Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD, wants to catch life-threatening breast cancers earlier, when these women have many more treatment choices and a much better chance of beating the disease. She leads the TMIST study at the UNM Cancer Cancer. The study compares tomosynthesis with 2-dimensional digital mammography for breast cancer screening.

Released: 12-Sep-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Cowboys Saddle Up to Support Cancer Research
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

For 37 years, Cowboys for Cancer Research has been fundraising to support the fight against cancer. The non-profit group raises funds for research through donations, endowment funds and events like the upcoming Dinner-Dance-Silent Auction.

Released: 10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Staying Home for Treatment
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

UNM Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant program is the first in the state to achieve FACT accreditation, enabling many more New Mexicans with blood disorders to stay home

26-May-2019 5:05 AM EDT
Polly’s Run in 10th Year of Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The 10th Anniversary of Polly’s Run, the largest fundraiser for pancreatic cancer in New Mexico, will take place Sunday, June 2, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. All proceeds benefit the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Released: 23-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Learning From a Rare Disease
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Hua-Ying Fan studies the cells of people who don’t get cancer. These people have a rare inherited disorder called Cockayne syndrome and, unfortunately, they don’t live long enough to develop cancer. But by studying their cells, Fan may be able to help them and help people with cancer, too.

Released: 2-May-2019 5:05 AM EDT
Swimming Fundraiser to Splash Away Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Splash Away Cancer! swimming fundraiser will take place Saturday, May 18, and supports cancer research and patient care programs at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Swimmers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Those wishing to remain dry may donate online at www.SplashAwayCancer.org.

Released: 1-Apr-2019 5:05 AM EDT
Help to Quit
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Smoking is a notoriously difficult habit to break. To make matters worse, it diminishes the effectiveness of cancer treatment. A new initiative at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer cancer patients the tools they need to beat their addiction.

Released: 21-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Robots Improve Cancer Surgery
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Victor Phuoc, MD, FACS, at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is pioneering new surgeries in New Mexico using the da Vinci robot. Robotic surgeries, he says, offer several advantages and combine the best features of open and laparoscopic surgeries to help patients recover even faster and easier from complex surgeries.

Released: 19-Mar-2019 5:05 AM EDT
The Latest on Blood Cancers
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The AAMDSIF and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring a free public information conference about different blood diseases and cancers. The conference will provide updates on diagnosis and treatment of these diseases and the latest research in these areas.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Playing Hoops to Battle Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Legislators battle cancer in annual Hoops 4 Hope basketball game. The legislators enjoy playing, the spectators enjoy the show, and the annual game raises money to help people in New Mexico diagnosed with cancer.

Released: 30-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
UNM Cancer Center Offers Mohs Surgery
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Newly opened outpatient surgical suites at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center have enabled the addition of another set of treatments to its arsenal: Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate of all skin cancer surgeries while preserving as much healthy skin as possible.

Released: 23-Jan-2019 5:05 AM EST
Lobos Love Pink Week
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams hope to see a sea of pink in support of breast cancer fighters and survivors at their Lobos Love Pink games in February. The games help to raise awareness for the disease and for breast cancer screening.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
New Cancer Doctor to start at Gila Regional Cancer Center
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center announced today that newly hired staff physician Antonio Fontelonga, MD, will provide medical oncology care at Gila Regional Cancer Center starting in early 2019.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 5:05 AM EST
A Long Shot Could Bear Fruit
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Fifteen years after a chance meeting started their partnership, a compound that Jeffrey Arterburn, PhD, and Eric Prossnitz, PhD, discovered may lead to new skin cancer treatments. Pre-clinical studies have begun.

Released: 19-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Polly’s Run Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Research
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The annual Polly's Run event has grown to include more than 600 runners and walkers. It raised more than $37,000 this past June, bringing the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center to more than $100,000.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 5:05 AM EDT
Rock Docs Bring Healing and Awareness
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The words ‘no evidence of disease’ sound like the most beautiful music to people with cancer. So the band, No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) – whose members also happen to be gynecological cancer doctors – chose it as their name. N.E.D. will give their first Southwest benefit concert at UNM's Popejoy Hall Nov. 9.

Released: 4-Oct-2018 5:05 AM EDT
Beyond the Bench
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Muskan Floren, Richard Pepermans and Melanie Rivera would like to create better screens, detection tools or treatments that help people beat cancer. The three doctoral students at UNM Cancer Center will attend an American Association for Cancer Research workshop to learn how to expand their research.

Released: 16-Aug-2018 5:05 AM EDT
Two for One
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Neuroendocrine cancer is rare and hard to diagnose – and it can be difficult to treat and to survive. To help make more accurate diagnoses more quickly, the UNM Department of Radiology recently started using a new, injectable imaging agent to pinpoint neuroendocrine tumors. And in October, UNM Cancer Center will begin offering a new treatment that uses part of that imaging agent to fight the tumors.

Released: 27-Jul-2018 5:00 AM EDT
Making Every Step Count
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cindy Blair, PhD, was recently awarded a five-year $750,000 grant that will allow her to explore ways to help older cancer survivors in New Mexico become more active and study how being more active affects their health.

6-Jun-2018 5:00 AM EDT
NCI Cancer Centers Unite to Get Rid of HPV Cancers
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the other 69 cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute to issue a statement urging increased vaccination for human papillomavirus.

Released: 17-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Polly’s Run Races Against Pancreatic Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Polly’s Run, a fundraiser to support pancreatic cancer research, will take place Sunday, June 3, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event will feature a 5K run/walk that starts at 8:30 a.m. and a Kid’s K that starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Released: 2-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Swimming Fundraiser to Splash Away Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The ‘Splash Away Cancer!’ event will take place Saturday, May 19. The swimming fundraiser supports cancer research and patient care programs at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Released: 26-Apr-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Lobo Cancer Challenge Opens Registration
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Organizers of the second annual Lobo Cancer Challenge have opened registration. The event will take place Sept. 8 at Dreamstyle Stadium. In addition to the 100-, 50- and 25-mile bike rides, the organizing team is adding a 5K run/walk this year. Proceeds benefit The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Released: 19-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Colorectal cancer is preventable and curable, especially when caught early. An awareness month, says Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, helps to remind people to talk to their healthcare providers about screening colonoscopies.

Released: 6-Mar-2018 10:25 AM EST
Motorcyclists to Raise Money and Awareness for Cancer Research in NM
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The annual ‘Ride for the Cure NM’ motorcycle ride raises money and awareness for cancer research and treatment in New Mexico. Every dollar the raised through the ride is donated to The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Last year, the ride raised more than $3,700.

Released: 26-Feb-2018 7:05 AM EST
Sneaky Viruses: UNM Cancer Center Scientist to Learn about HPV Infection
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Michelle Ozbun, PhD, is using two grants totaling $2.7 million to learn how human papillomaviruses (HPV) sneak into cells to reproduce. She and her team are also developing new ways in which to measure infections.

Released: 6-Feb-2018 5:05 AM EST
Forum to Give Latest on MDS Treatment
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation and The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring a free public information forum about MDS. Presenters include Cecilia Arana Yi, MD, from the UNM Cancer Center, and Emily A. Knight, MSN, FNP-BC, from the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale.

Released: 25-Jan-2018 5:05 AM EST
UNM Lobo Men’s and Women’s Basketball Celebrate ‘Lobos Love Pink’ Week
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams will hold their ‘Lobos Love Pink’ games during the same week to raise awareness for breast cancer and to honor all those who face it. The games also raise awareness for breast cancer screening.

Released: 23-Jan-2018 5:05 AM EST
Legislators to Take Shots at Cancer
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

New Mexico state legislators will divide along house lines in the end-of-session hotly contested basketball game Feb. 5. UNM Football Head Coach Bob Davie will coach the Senate "Lobos" and NMSU Football Head Coach Doug Martin will coach the House of Representatives "Aggies." But the real opponent is cancer.

Released: 13-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
National Academy of Inventors and University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center announce 2017 NAI Fellows
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Cheryl L. Willman of the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Released: 13-Oct-2017 5:05 AM EDT
“Lobos Love Pink” Game Honors Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Released: 11-Oct-2017 5:05 AM EDT
UNM Women’s Cancer Panel to Talk about Ending HPV Cancers
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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


Showing results

150 of 173

close
0.21623