Press Release Archive 2012

Press Releases from 2012

August 9, 2012

UNM Cancer Center to Host National Ventanilla de Salud Conference

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Participants from all 50 Mexican consulates and from Mexico to attend Albuquerque, NM – August 9, 2012 The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) and the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, and in collaboration with the Mexican Ministry of Health (SS) and The University of New Mexico Cancer […]

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April 26, 2012

UNM-Sandia Nanoparticle Puts "Old Medicine" in "New Bottles"

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Protein toxins derived from castor seeds may be a next-generation cancer therapy, thanks to novel drug-delivery device Albuquerque, NM – April 26, 2012 This is not your grandmother’s castor oil. In a new twist on an old remedy, a protein toxin derived from the hard, glossy seeds of castor plants may have a powerful high-tech […]

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April 16, 2012

New Treatment Brings New Hope to Some Cancer Patients

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Complex surgical procedure highlights multidisciplinary capabilities at UNM Cancer Center Albuquerque, NM – April 16, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center is now offering an advanced surgical treatment that promises to help some patients with late-stage abdominal cancers. Known as cytoreduction surgery with HIPEC (short for Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy), the new procedure involves […]

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April 4, 2012

Mobile Mammography Receives $10,000 Grant from Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation

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Funds will help UNM Cancer Center provide breast cancer screening to hundreds more New Mexican women Albuquerque, NM – April 4, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Program has received a $10,000 grant from the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation (NFHF) to continue its life-saving work among women in medically underserved areas […]

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March 30, 2012

Bike Ride Raises $51,000 for Cancer Research

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Cyclists battle wind storm to raise funds in memory of Scott Schroeder Despite howling winds, which whipped a sea of sand across the city and created white-out conditions that closed the Albuquerque International Sunport, the first annual Scott Schroeder Memorial Bike Ride was a success, raising $51,000 for the UNM Cancer Center—surpassing the organizers’ goal […]

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March 28, 2012

UNM-Sandia “Protocell” May Unlock Potential of New Cancer Therapies

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Drug-carrying nanoparticle takes another step toward the “holy grail” of cancer therapeutics Therapeutic RNAs hold great promise for treating cancer and other diseases. But their potential has been limited by the lack of effective delivery mechanisms that both protect therapeutic molecules from the body’s natural defenses and target diseased cells. Now, a novel drug-carrying nanoparticle […]

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March 13, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Awarded $35,908 for Hispanic/Latino Health

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Check-signing ceremony for Ventanilla de Salud program scheduled for March 27 The Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque has awarded another $35,908 to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center to fund Ventanilla de Salud (“Health Window”), an innovative partnership designed to provide New Mexican Hispanics with culturally relevant health information and referrals to low-cost providers. A […]

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March 12, 2012

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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UNM Cancer Center experts urge screening for NM’s second leading cause of cancer death Governor Susana Martinez declared March “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” in New Mexico, calling the disease one of the most “preventable, treatable and beatable” forms of cancer if caught early. University of New Mexico Cancer Center experts join the governor and state […]

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March 9, 2012

Cancer Survivorship Conference to be Held at UNM Cancer Center

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Conference welcomes survivors, families to learn about long-term effects of cancer Cancer survivors, as well as their families, friends and caregivers will gather at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center on April 28th to learn about the long-term health and lifestyle issues associated with cancer survivorship. The event is sponsored by Cancer Support Now, Inc., […]

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February 28, 2012

UNM Scientists Propose New Model for HPV Infection

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Research by Dr. Michelle Ozbun and colleagues challenges conventional view of how HPV enters and infects cells; their work suggests new strategies for preventing infection UNM scientists have uncovered new mechanisms by which human papillomavirus, or HPV, infects cells. Their research, published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, challenges previous understandings of how HPV makes its […]

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February 24, 2012

UNM Researchers Find Clues to Prostate Cancer Development

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New study reveals signs of pre-malignant prostate cell transformation Research delving into prostate cancer development has identified several key indicators of early cell change that may help researchers better understand how prostate cancer arises as well as how to create new targeted treatments. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico Cancer […]

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February 24, 2012

High-Tech Art Show Reveals the Unexpected Beauty of Science

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High-Tech Art Show Reveals the Unexpected Beauty of Science The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience to be held March 30-31 in Santa Fe Albuquerque, NM — February 24, 201 The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience, a two-day public celebration of new and fascinating ideas and images from two emerging health sciences disciplines, will […]

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February 23, 2012

Scott Schroeder Memorial Ride to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

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Scott Schroeder Memorial Ride to Raise Funds for Cancer Research Local cyclists invited to join first annual ride on March 18; proceeds benefit UNM Cancer Center Albuquerque, NM — February 23, 2012 On Sunday, March 18, cyclists of all ages and abilities will take off from the University of New Mexico Cancer Center. Their mission: […]

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February 20, 2012

“Think Pink” Game Raises Breast Cancer Awareness, Honors Survivors

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“Think Pink” Game Raises Breast Cancer Awareness, Honors Survivors UNM Cancer Center to salute breast cancer patients at February 25 women’s basketball game Albuquerque, NM — February 20, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center will raise breast cancer awareness and pay tribute to breast cancer survivors on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at the […]

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February 10, 2012

Two Researchers Honored by American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Two Researchers Honored by American Association for the Advancement of Science Drs. Angela Wandinger-Ness, Elaine L. Bearer elected as fellows to top scientific society Albuquerque, NM – February 10, 2012 Two University of New Mexico Cancer Center members, Angela Wandinger-Ness, PhD, and Elaine L. Bearer, MD, PhD, have been elected as fellows to the American […]

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