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January 24, 2013

“Think Pink” Basketball Game Honors Breast Cancer Survivors

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Lobo Women’s basketball game raises awareness for breast cancer View in PDF January 24, 2013 The University of New Mexico Women’s Basketball team will face fierce competition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels on February 9. Their game will honor an even fiercer battle, the battle against breast cancer. Breast cancer took the […]

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January 4, 2013

Commission on Cancer Accredits UNM Hospital Cancer Program

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UNM Hospital Cancer Program achieves the maximum three-year Accreditation with Commendation View in PDF January 7, 2013 The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons granted the University of New Mexico Hospital Cancer Program a three-year Accreditation with Commendation. “The clinical component of the Cancer Program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer,” […]

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December 7, 2012

Abnormal DNA Maintenance Related to Cancer

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UNM Cancer Center researcher awarded grant renewal to study enzymes that repair DNA December 10, 2012 DNA, like houses and cars, needs ongoing maintenance. Rays of ultraviolet sunlight, chemical pollutants and normal biochemical processes in the cell can damage it. Cells routinely repair this damage before making proteins or  copying DNA for cell division. The […]

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December 3, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Researchers Study New Target for Breast Cancer

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Novel target could lead to therapies that reduce metastasis and resistance to existing drugs November 29, 2012 Five-year breast cancer survival rates have improved dramatically over the past 50 years, but tumors can recur up to ten or more years after they are detected. When tumors recur, they are even more difficult to treat. Recurring […]

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November 14, 2012

A Multidisciplinary Approach and a New Field Help to Understand Cell Behavior

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UNM Cancer Center is a sponsor of the scientific conference that examines cell behavior November 14, 2012 The days of researching cell behavior by using the human eye to look at images from light and fluorescence microscopes have gone. Microscopy has now reached the edge at which it cuts into chemistry, physics and mathematics, and […]

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November 7, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Earns QOPI® Certification

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The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative of the American Society of Clinical Oncology recognizes the UNM Cancer Center’s chemotherapy infusion suite November 7, 2012 The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, awarded a three-year certification to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center earlier this month. The […]

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November 1, 2012

Women in Technology Winners Announced

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UNM Cancer Center Director and researcher are two of the nine honorees. October 30, 2012  Cheryl Willman, MD, and Angela Wandinger-Ness, PhD, are two of the nine women who won this year’s Women in Technology Awards. The New Mexico Technology Council gives the annual awards to outstanding women in technology, business and education. This year, […]

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October 23, 2012

Stewart Elected to National Committee

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Teresa Stewart to represent UNM Cancer Center on AACI Clinical Research Initiative Committee October 23, 2012 The American Association of Cancer Institutes recently named Teresa Stewart to its Clinical Research Initiative Steering Committee. Ms. Stewart is the Director of the Clinical Trials Office at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and the Executive Director […]

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October 15, 2012

Research on DNA Access Mechanism Could Offer Novel Ways to Treat Cancer

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UNM Cancer Center scientist awarded grant renewal to continue histone modification study October 15, 2012 While every one of our cells contains all of our genetic information, each type of cell uses only specific parts of that information to make its proteins. Uncovering more about the mechanism that directs which particular pieces of genetic information […]

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October 5, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Researcher Looks for Genetic Markers for Ovarian Cancer

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NIH Grant funds study to examine possible link between mitochondrial DNA and ovarian cancer October 8, 2012 Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease. With no overt symptoms and no screening tests to catch it early, ovarian cancer is often detected at stage 3 or later. By then, it can be very aggressive and may have […]

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September 28, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Welcomes Four Physicians

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New additions to the largest cancer care team in New Mexico bring wealth of clinical and research experience to existing and new lines of service October 1, 2012 The newest team members of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center are relocating here from across the country, bringing diverse skills and a passion for oncology. […]

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September 24, 2012

UNM Cancer Center to Receive Smarter, Safer Flow Cytometer

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State-of-the-art features make new kinds of cell research possible September 24, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center will receive its new flow cytometer in a matter of weeks, making available cancer research techniques that weren’t feasible just five years ago. The technology allows researchers to analyze and sort very large numbers of cells […]

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September 17, 2012

An Old Drug Finds a New Use

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UNM Cancer Center Researchers win prestigious NCI Provocative Questions grant to investigate how NSAIDs protect against cancer September 17, 2012 Most drugs take ten years—and frequently, more—to go from concept to FDA approval. One way to reduce this time investment is to look for already-approved drugs that could be put to new uses. And that’s […]

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September 17, 2012

Study Researches Genetic Messenger Rather Than Gene

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UNM Cancer Center researcher wins prestigious NCI Provocative Questions grant to investigate a possible mechanism for cancer tumor development September 17, 2012 Most of us think of DNA mutations as the culprits that cause cancer. Scott Ness, PhD, University of New Mexico Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Associate Director at the UNM Cancer […]

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September 10, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Researchers Use Virus-like Nanoparticles to Reverse Engineer Vaccines

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Novel process may make cancer vaccines possible September 10, 2012 David Peabody, PhD, University of New Mexico Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Bryce Chackerian, PhD, UNM Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, think they’ve found a better way to build a vaccine—one which might eventually lead to a vaccine for cancer. Many […]

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