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August 2, 2010

Udall, Bingaman Introduce Bill to Create Cavernous Angioma ‘Center of Excellence’ at UNM

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“I want to thank Senator Udall for his initiative to fund the development of the Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Center of Excellence here at the UNM Health Sciences Center. This will greatly enhance our ability to train our physicians and medical professional to treat this deadly disease. So many of our families in New Mexico are […]

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August 1, 2010

UNM Study Holds Warning for Older Patients

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A new study from the University of New Mexico Cancer Canter says some elderly leukemia patients aren’t getting the best treatments available.  The study’s author, Doctor Robert Hromas, tells 770 KKOB that us older chronic myeloid leukemia patients are not getting the drug “Gleevec” to the same degree as younger patients.  Link

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July 30, 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 27, 2010

Lauer Named to National Cancer Post

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A University of New Mexico Cancer Center executive has been appointed to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Clinical Practice Committee. Dr. Richard Lauer, Cancer Center executive director and an oncologist for 25 years, said the appointment will allow him to represent New Mexico cancer patients at a national level.  Link

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July 17, 2010

UNM to study breast cancer in Latinas: $1.5 million grant allows center to focus on health disparities, treatment options

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There are a disproportionate number of Latinas who experience the more severe cases of breast cancer, according to a news release from The University of New Mexico’s Cancer Center. The center recently was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program to study why this is and […]

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July 16, 2010

What Are the Treatments for Cancer Pain?

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Cancer pain is generally classified in distinctive categories: mild to moderate, severe and nerve-related.  Depending on the type and extent of the pain, there are numerous options to help manage symptoms. The University of New Mexico Cancer Center lists the most frequently used opioids for cancer pain as morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, levophanol and fentanyl. […]

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July 16, 2010

UNM to Study Breast Cancer in Latinas

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There are a disproportionate number of Latinas who experience the more severe cases of breast cancer, according to a news release from The University of New Mexico’s Cancer Center.   The center recently was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program to study why this is and […]

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July 1, 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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July 1, 2010

TARGET Investigator Highlights the Importance of Translating Cancer Research to Patient Care

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Cheryl Willman, M.D., is one of those clinical researchers who inspires cancer patients to hope for a cure. A two-time cancer survivor herself, Dr. Willman is passionate about changing the outlook for patients in her community by ensuring that everyone in New Mexico has world-class cancer care. Dr. Willman, now the Director and Chief Executive […]

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June 16, 2010

Ovarian Cancer: Treatment Options and Current Perspectives

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Speaker: Carolyn Y. Muller, MD: Professor, Director of GYN Oncology, Department of OB/GYN and Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center    Link

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June 12, 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 11, 2010

Featuring Susan Graham, Matthew Worth and the NMSO

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Join the NMSO and UNM in this concert to dedicate the new UNM Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility. Net proceeds to benefit the UNM Cancer Center and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.   Link

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June 7, 2010

Dedication and Concert Performance at Popejoy Hall

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On Fri­day, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Pope­joy Hall, join mis­tress of cer­e­monies Mar­i­lyn Horne, mae­stro Guillermo Figueroa, the NMSO, and world renowned opera singers Susan Gra­ham and Matthew Worth for the world pre­miere of “Heal­ing Cer­e­mony,” for a spe­cially com­mis­sioned per­for­mance for the ded­i­ca­tion of the UNM Can­cer Cen­ter by Marc Neikrug, artis­tic […]

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June 6, 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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June 4, 2010

UNM accelerates drug-resistant cell research

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Human cells are smart, sometimes diabolically so, says University of New Mexico Professor Larry Sklar. Cells develop pumps, which they use to expel toxins and substances that can hurt or poison them. In some cancer patients, though, the cancer cells develop pumps that expel the chemotherapy drugs that are designed to kill them and cure […]

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