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May 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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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May 18, 2010

Cancer Policy and Funding: How Do We Avoid Falling off the Funding Cliff?

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Dr. William Dalton, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, moderated a panel that included Dr. Geoffrey Wahl, The Salk Institute; Dr. Cheryl Willman, the University of New Mexico Cancer Center; and Jon Retzlaff, AACR. The discussion focused on the current funding environment and ways in which the cancer research community can influence the legislative process. Download* […]

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May 10, 2010

From AACR Annual Meeting Science Policy Session: AACR Creating Communications Tool to Raise Awareness about Need for Cancer Research

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Cheryl Willman, MD, Director of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, agreed on the need to get the message out about the need for cancer research. “You build upon your unique strengths and capabilities” in getting that message out, she noted. In the case of her cancer center, the message is one of serving […]

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April 28, 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 27, 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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April 12, 2010

UNM Doctor to be Recognized for Minority Cancer Leadership

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Karen D. Cowden Dahl, with UNM’s College of Pharmacy, is one of 25 researchers nationally being recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research for her leadership in the minority cancer community with a Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award at the AACR 101st Annual Meeting, April 17-21, in Washington, D.C.

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April 9, 2010

Regional Cancer Center Changes Name, Not Service

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MMC Cancer Center is the former University of New Mexico Cancer Center-South that is located on the Memorial Medical Center campus. The UNM center made the administration and name changes in October 2009. Adler is a hematology and oncology medical specialist on the UNM Cancer faculty and a member of the American Society of Clinical […]

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April 4, 2010

Cowboys Promote Cancer Research

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Cowboys are known for horseback riding, roping bulls and branding, but in Las Cruces, they are also known for starting a non-profit organization called Cowboys for Cancer Research. Cowboys for Cancer Research began 28 years ago when Las Cruces native Alma Cohorn died of breast cancer. To honor her memory, Cohorn’s family and friends decided […]

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April 2, 2010

Our View: Tough Enough Campaign Tops In the Nation

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It started with cowboys. Then football players got in the act. Pretty soon, everyone in town was proving that they were, indeed, tough enough to wear pink. And generous enough to lead the nation when it comes to raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. This year, the New Mexico State University Tough Enough […]

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April 1, 2010

Thank You to the Following NCI-Designated Cancer Centers That Support National Cancer Research Month

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The AACR acknowledges May as National Cancer Research Month, declared by the United States Congress in 2007, in recognition of the AACR and its focus on high quality, innovative cancer research.   Link

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March 31, 2010

Gifts Galore Offers a Little Bit of Everything

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The artists first fundraiser will benefit the UNM Cancer Center. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, a car show and live entertainment will be held in the Gifts Galore parking lot at 325 S. Main St., Belen.    Link

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March 26, 2010

MMC Welcomes New Cancer Center Director

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Memorial Medical Center announced that Dr. William Adler is now employed by MMC as the medical director at MMC Cancer Center. Adler is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine and board-eligible in hematology.     Link

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March 15, 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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