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Annual Motorcycle Ride Supports Cancer Treatment and Research in New Mexico

The “Ride for the Cure NM” event is an annual motorcycle ride to raise money and awareness for cancer treatment and research in New Mexico. The ride benefits patient programs and cancer research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive...
13-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNM Cancer Center Part of National Colorectal Cancer Screening Effort

The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center joined the National Cancer Institute and about 48 other sites to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancer types, of the more than 100 known cancer types, for which...
8-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Annual Benefit Basketball Game Helps All New Mexicans

The New Mexico Senate “Lobos” tip off against the House of Representatives “Aggies” on Wednesday, March 1, at Santa Fe High School. The hotly-contested game is a fun event for those on the court, on the bench and in the stands. But everyone...
17-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lobos Love Pink Week Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer, Celebrates Survivors

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, The University of New Mexico Lobo Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are joining forces to honor all those who have beaten breast cancer, still face it, or have lost to it. They plan to hold their Lobos Love Pink...
8-Feb-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNM Cancer Center Researcher Discovers New Class of Drugs to Combat Aging Diseases

Eric Prossnitz, PhD and his team uncovered new details of the aging process. They discovered an altered balance between certain signaling molecules in the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels and the heart. The team also discovered a new class of...
7-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Drugs, Diseases and Proteins: New Archive Helps Precision Medicine, Drug Development

Tudor Oprea, MD, PhD, at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and his collaborators from the UK-based European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton and from the Institute for Cancer Research in London have created the beginnings of an open archive that...
31-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Clinical Trial Combines Two Methods to Defeat Ovarian Cancer

Sarah Adams, MD, recently opened a clinical trial to test a new approach to defeat ovarian cancer. The clinical trial treats women whose ovarian cancer results from mutated BRCA genes. It uses one drug that kills the ovarian cancer cells and another...
9-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows How Smoking Causes the Changes That Lead to Lung Cancer

A paper published today in Science shows that smoking tobacco causes added mutations in the DNA of lung cells and in the DNA of other cells in the body. This is the first study to show the process by which smoking causes these cancers.
3-Nov-2016 2:00 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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