November 9th, 2017

No-Shave November focuses on Men’s Health

By msequeira msequeira

A movement to grow facial hair hopes to bring more attention to men’s health issues. Campaign organizers hope to bring attention to prostate cancer, testicular testing and mental health. Watch the interview in which Thomas Schroeder, MD, talked with Erica Zucco, KOB-TV:

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October 20th, 2017

Lobos Love Pink! Football game celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By msequeira msequeira

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate, UNM Athletics and UNM Cancer Center are teaming up to present the Lobos Love Pink Football game. The UNM Lobos will kick off against the Colorado State Rams on Friday, October 20, at 8:15 pm.   Amy Tarnower, MD, talked to Tom Trowbridge about breast cancer […]

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October 13th, 2017

“Lobos Love Pink” Game Honors Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors

By msequeira msequeira

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The University of New Mexico Lobos and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring the “Lobos Love Pink” Football game on Friday, October 20, 2017. The Lobos will face the Colorado State Rams in Dreamstyle Stadium beginning at 8:15 pm. A ceremony during a game break will honor those who […]

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Tags: awareness month, Breast Cancer, breast cancer awareness, breast cancer awareness month, breast cancer screening


October 11th, 2017

UNM Women’s Cancer Panel to Talk about Ending HPV Cancers

By msequeira msequeira

An expert panel on women’s cancers and human papillomavirus (HPV) will assemble at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 20, 2017. The panel will give remarks and answer questions on women’s cancers, HPV and their impact worldwide. The panel features Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP, a guest lecturer invited to the […]

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Tags: hpv, Ovarian Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Throat Cancer


October 9th, 2017

Third Annual Motorcycle Ride to Raise Money and Awareness for Breast Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

What The Turquoise Trail Harley Owners’ Group is teaming up with Thunderbird Harley Davidson for the third annual “Pink Your Ride — Motorcyclists Increasing Awareness (MIA)” motorcycle ride. This year, the groups hope to welcome more than 100 riders to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Proceeds will benefit The University of New Mexico […]

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Tags: fundraiser


October 4th, 2017

Promising New Cancer Drug Tested in Phase 1 Clinical Trial

By msequeira msequeira

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, played a key role in bringing a new cancer drug to clinical trials. Some New Mexicans were among the first in the world to try the new drug, which was made available through the UNM Cancer Center Phase 1 Clinical Trials program. View Dr. Rixe’s interview in Colton Shone’s story on […]

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Tags: clinical trials, phase I study


September 26th, 2017

UNM Cancer Center Plays Key Role in First-in- Human Testing of New Cancer Drug

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center played a key role in the first clinical trials of a new drug that targets solid cancer tumors. The Phase 1A clinical trials mark the first time ever the drug was used in people. It opened at several sites across the country. Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, at […]

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Tags: clinical trial, clinical trials, first-in-human, phase I study


September 25th, 2017

Thank you for a Successful Bike Ride!

By msequeira msequeira

Thank you to our riders, sponsors, volunteers, donors and staff. Our Bike Ride was a success! Every one of you made a big contribution to fighting cancer in our state. Thank you so much!

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September 15th, 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher in DNA replication and DNA repair

By msequeira msequeira

The Tomkinson lab in the Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics, and Genomics Research Program at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to investigate the mechanisms of DNA replication and DNA repair in human cells repair with a focus on the final ligation step. The Tomkinson lab is interested […]

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September 13th, 2017

Cancer Fighter Sandy Gold on Why She Rides

By msequeira msequeira

Sandy Gold has beaten cancer twice. She faced melanoma in 1978 and beat breast cancer in 2005. A strong and spirited advocate for cancer survivors, Ms. Gold is an avid cyclist. She competed in the 2003 Senior Olympics and again in the 2005 Senior Olympics shortly held shortly after her treatment. Now a septuagenarian, she […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, fundraiser, fundraising, Melanoma


August 31st, 2017

Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellowships

By msequeira msequeira

Postdoctoral Fellowships available in Bioinformatics at UNMCCC Two postdoctoral fellowship positions are available at University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary environment with experienced oncologists biologists and computer scientists. The focus of the position is to perform genomic data analysis, bioinformatics tool development, maintenance, and publish manuscripts. […]

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August 21st, 2017

Helping to Enhance Research in Oncology Program Thanks HEROes

By msequeira msequeira

Clinical trials are research studies conducted in people. Cancer clinical trials help doctors and scientists learn about cancer. They can help people with cancer, too, by offering more choices for treatment. Without the people who volunteer to take part in cancer clinical trials, we wouldn’t know what we know today about cancer. All drugs must go […]

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Tags: clinical trial


August 21st, 2017

Cowboys for Cancer Research Celebrates 35 Years of Supporting New Mexicans

By msequeira msequeira

What Cowboys for Cancer Research will hold its 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction fundraising event to raise money and awareness for cancer research in New Mexico. The event, sponsored by Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, will feature music by Neal McCowan and the Good Time Gang. All money raised at the event […]

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August 16th, 2017

Bone Marrow Transplant Program Celebrates One Year

By msequeira msequeira

The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center began treating people a little more than one year ago. The first people treated in the program are celebrating their first year after treatment. Bone marrow transplantation helps to treat lymphomas and myelomas. New Mexicans can now get these treatments close to home. For […]

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Tags: blood, blood cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma


August 15th, 2017

Stem Cell Transplant Program Celebrates First Year

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center began helping New Mexicans with blood disorders a little more than one year ago. Since then, more than 30 New Mexicans have received treatment. Program Director Matthew Fero, MD, FACP, started the program after moving to New Mexico from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Wash. […]

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Tags: blood cancer, bone marrow, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma