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November 11th, 2010

Fashion show to benefit UNM Cancer Center

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Queen’s Ransom will host a fashion show called Destination Glamour to raise funds for the UNM Cancer Center. The event will take place at 7 tonight at DeVargas Center. Tickets are $100 — $50 of which are tax-deductible. They can be purchased by calling 986-9091. Link

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November 11th, 2010

UNM, Sandia land $4M in funding for nanotech cancer research

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The University of New Mexico’s Cancer Center and Sandia National Laboratories have received nearly $4 million in grants to research how nanotechnology can be used to prevent and treat cancer. The grants, awarded by the National Cancer Institute, will be used to build a 4,500-square-foot Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center on the UNM campus. Construction is […]

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November 4th, 2010

UNM researcher awarded American Cancer Society grant

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The American Cancer Society has awarded a $360,000 institutional research grant to a University of New Mexico researcher. Michelle Ozbun will be the principal investigator overseeing the grant, which goes into effect in January. Such research block grants provide seed money for independent investigators to initiate cancer research projects. Link

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October 12th, 2010

Southwest Contractor Announces Best of 2010 New Mexico Award Winners

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Southwest Contractor, a leading construction industry publication serving the Southwest since 1938, is pleased to announce the winners of its Best of 2010 Awards for New Mexico. The annual competition, now in its 13th year, recognizes construction and design excellence in separate award ceremonies for Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.  Link

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October 10th, 2010

Ropin’ for a cure: Cowboys for Cancer Research helps raise money to fight disease

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Ropers from throughout New Mexico, west Texas and Arizona saddled up Saturday for Cowboys for Cancer Research’s annual team roping event to support the fight against the deadly disease. Participants of all ages and their horses donned pink in what organizers believed would prove to be a record-breaking show of support for the nonprofit’s 28th […]

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October 6th, 2010

Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign raises awareness about breast cancer prevention

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When the New Mexico State University Aggies play the University of New Mexico Lobos in the Battle of I-25 on Saturday, the fans at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces will be divided over which team they want to win, but united in their support of breast cancer prevention at the fourth annual Tough Enough […]

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October 6th, 2010

Events to benefit cancer research

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Cowboys for Cancer Research invites all supporters and horse enthusiasts to dinner and dancing Friday and the 28th annual roping event Saturday and Sunday at Sproul Arena. All proceeds go directly to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center for cancer research and treatment. Link

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October 5th, 2010

Cowboys For Cancer Research continues to raise money

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Denny Calhoun is unabashed and readily admits that cowboys do indeed wear pink. Calhoun was wearing a red shirt when he said that. But Calhoun’s western shirt was embroidered with the Cowboys For Cancer Research emblem, and there was embroidery on the back that let people clearly know he could give them more information about […]

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September 24th, 2010

NCI Launches Next Phase of Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Program

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded five-year, multi-institution grants in continued support of its Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program. The Alliance is engaged in efforts to leverage the specific advantages of nanotechnology to improve the way we diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Researchers involved in the program have developed a host of novel […]

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August 30th, 2010

Lunch and CLE

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The Albuquerque Bar Association will hold a lunch/CLE at 11:45 a.m., Sept. 24, at the UNM Cancer Center, 1201 Camino De Salud NE, Albuquerque. Boxed lunches will be provided by the Jeff Diamond Law Firm on behalf of the Shannon J. Shaw Memorial Cancer Fund at the UNM Cancer Center. Free parking will also be […]

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August 27th, 2010

Oncology Care Live, Continuing Medical Education Congress Presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to Meet Live Online September 29th and 30th

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Oncology Care Live, the live online oncology congress presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, today announced speakers and a preliminary agenda for the September 29th to 30th live online event, a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program that features live video presentations in a variety of formats, including case studies, roundtables and panel […]

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August 23rd, 2010

Physician, Heal Thyself and Elderly Patients

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Call it the Death Panel without the panel.  A study by University of New Mexico Cancer Center researchers shows oncologists didn’t routinely give elderly leukemia patients a drug that increases their chances of survival nearly sixfold. Even though it has minor side effects. And even though seniors with chronic myeloid leukemia are the best candidates […]

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August 20th, 2010

Older population missing out on life saving cancer drug

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When it was approved by the FDA in 2001, imatinib, or GLEEVEC, was billed as a wonder drug that could help patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a fatal disease, live. A new study by researchers at the University of New Mexico’s Cancer Center has borne that out. Imatinib stops the leukemia in its tracks. […]

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August 19th, 2010

Study: Revolutionary cancer drug not reaching elderly patients

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When Dr. Robert Hromas’ father was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, Hromas immediately prescribed him the revolutionary cancer treatment drug called Gleevec (or imatinib) — which is widely considered the most effective treatment for this type of cancer. Leslie Hromas is now 80 and is in complete remission. Other elderly patients with CML are not […]

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August 19th, 2010

Study: Some cancer patients not given drug

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Many elderly U.S. cancer patients were not given a drug that could improve chances of survival sixfold out of concern for minor side effects, a study says. Researchers at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center say oncologists showed reluctance to prescribe the drug imatinib for older sufferers of chronic myeloid leukemia, a relatively rare […]

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