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...
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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...
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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.
27-Jul-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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.
6-Jun-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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....
17-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
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.
2-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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....
26-Apr-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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.
19-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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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
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
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
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
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