Items Tagged ‘News and Events’

November 9th, 2010

National Cancer Institute Awards nearly $4M to University of New Mexico Cancer Center to Support Cancer Nanotechnology Partnership with Sandia Labs

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently announced two five-year awards totaling nearly $4 million for a partnership between the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Sandia National Laboratories. Link

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October 25th, 2010

Fashion Takes on Cancer!

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Queen’s Ransom presents “Destination Glamour,” fashion run-way designer clothes on the red carpet! Music – Lights – Food – Wine!!  Link

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September 1st, 2010

New Mexico’s Largest Cancer Fund Raiser to Hold Dinner, Dance, and Team Roping Competition

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Cowboys for Cancer Research, a not-for-profit group organized to fund cancer research, will host the 28th Annual Dinner, Dance and Team Roping competition between October 8 and 10, 2010 in Las Cruces. The three-day event traditionally raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for collaborative cancer research projects at the UNM Cancer Center and New Mexico […]

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July 30th, 2010

Elderly Patients Fail to Receive New Cancer Therapy

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Medical researchers from the University of New Mexico Cancer Center have discovered that elderly patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia did not receive an effective new therapy for that cancer nearly as much as younger patients. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia is a slow growing cancer of the bone marrow for which highly effective new therapy, imatinib (Gleevec) […]

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July 1st, 2010

UNM Cancer Center Physician Receives Prestigious Appointment to American Society of Clinical Oncology Committee

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer, has appointed Dr. Richard Lauer, executive medical director of the UNM Cancer Center, to its Clinical Practice Committee.  The committee oversees the practice of oncology, creates cancer care practice guidelines, and oversees the treatment and care […]

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June 12th, 2010

Dedication Ceremonies for the new UNM Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Center to Feature Renowned Musicians, Artists, and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

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After a decade of planning and construction, the University of New Mexico will dedicate its new UNM Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility in a special series of programs and events entitled “Healing through Arts and Medicine” over the weekend of June 11-12, 2010. As New Mexico’s Official Cancer Center and one of the nation’s […]

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June 6th, 2010

UNM Cancer Center Health Professionals Among Six New Mexico Healthcare Workers to Receive People’s Caring Awards

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University of New Mexico Cancer Center employees Thomas Pier, senior oncology social worker and Jan de la Garza, clinical nurse specialist, were recognized as recipients of People’s Caring Awards at the Cancer Support Community New Mexico’s 16th Annual People’s Caring Awards on June 6, 2010. “We are honored that two UNM Cancer Center staff members […]

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May 20th, 2010

UNM Cancer Center Health Professionals Recognized for Making a Difference in the Lives of People Living With Cancer

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University of New Mexico Cancer Center employees Thomas Pier, senior oncology social worker; Tamala Keen, patient services representatives; Jan de la Garza, clinical nurse specialist; and Roberta Valdez, medical biller, were nominated by former and current cancer patients for their excellence in cancer care for the 16th Annual People’s Caring Awards. The People’s Caring Awards […]

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May 20th, 2010

State’s Leading Health Organizations Join Forces to Bring Culturally, Language Appropriate Cancer Information to New Mexico’s Rural Population

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The University of New Mexico Cancer Center, together with the Grant, Catron, Hidalgo, and Luna County Community Health Councils, is establishing several UNM Cancer Center Resource Libraries to distribute culturally appropriate and/or language appropriate materials to rural and medically underserved populations in New Mexico. The libraries will include a variety of written and audio materials […]

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May 20th, 2010

UNM Cancer Center Receives Grant for Latina Breast Cancer Research

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The University of New Mexico Cancer Center was named one of the leading institutions to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program. The UNM Cancer Center will receive an estimated $1.5 million in partnership with Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for a $10.24 million, […]

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April 28th, 2010

UNM Cancer Center Recognized for Cancer Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

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The American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) has proclaimed the month of May as National Cancer Research Month as declared by the United States Congress. The University of New Mexico Cancer Center, the State of New Mexico’s Official Cancer Center based on the UNM campus in Albuquerque, has been recognized by the National Institute of […]

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April 27th, 2010

AACR Recognizes Local Doctor for Minority Leadership Dr. Karen D. Cowden Dahl receives Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recently awarded Dr. Karen D. Cowden Dahl, UNM research assistance professor in the College of Pharmacy and member of the UNM Cancer Center, with a 2010 Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award. Dr. Cowden Dahl was one of only twenty-five physicians nation-wide to receive the 2010 […]

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March 15th, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly Honors Dr. Bruce Edwards

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Dr. Bruce Edwards, Research Professor of Pathology at the UNM School of Medicine and Director of the Flow Cytometry and High Throughput Screening Shared Resource at the UNM Cancer Center, has recently been recognized by New Mexico Business Weekly for his outstanding accomplishments and leadership in technological advancement in the state of New Mexico. Edwards […]

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March 2nd, 2010

UNM Cancer Center Collaborates with Winemaker in the Fight Against Cancer

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“Let’s drink to your health” is a toast often made to wish someone good health and prosperity. Why not do so with a wine that will actually contribute to the health and well being of those who are currently fighting cancer? During the weekend of March 12–14, you can do so by participating in the […]

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February 5th, 2010

Lobos Men’s Basketball Team to “Think Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Nearly 1,100 New Mexican women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year, and another 220 die from the disease, according to the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center. In order to raise breast cancer awareness, the UNM Cancer Center is teaming up with the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team […]

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