May 28, 2019

Polly’s Run in 10th Year of Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

The 10th Anniversary of Polly’s Run, the largest fundraiser for pancreatic cancer in New Mexico, will take place Sunday, June 2, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event will feature a 5K run and walk that starts at 8:30 a.m. and a Kid’s K that starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the […]

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Tags: cancer resesarch, fundraiser, Pancreatic Cancer, pancreatic cancer research


May 23, 2019

Learning From a Rare Disease

By msequeira msequeira

Hua-Ying Fan, PhD, studies the cells of people who don’t get cancer. These people have an inherited disorder called Cockayne syndrome and, unfortunately, they don’t live long enough to develop cancer. But by studying their cells, Fan may be able to help them and help people with cancer, too. Fan is a molecular medicine scientist […]

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Tags: cancer research, cancer treatment, research, unm research


May 2, 2019

Swimming Fundraiser to Splash Away Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

The Splash Away Cancer! event will take place Saturday, May 18. The swimming fundraiser supports cancer research and patient care programs at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event is sponsored by the Lobo Aquatic Club, UNM Recreational Services, New Mexico Masters Swimming, Genesis Signs, Red Rock Roasters, Forms Plus and KOB-FM. […]

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April 1, 2019

Help to Quit

By msequeira msequeira

Smoking is a notoriously difficult habit to break. To make matters worse, it diminishes the effectiveness of cancer treatment. A new initiative at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer cancer patients the tools they need to beat their addiction. “We want to make sure that [our patients] get the highest benefit […]

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Tags: cancer treatment, quit smoking, quitting smoking, smoking


March 21, 2019

Robots Improve Cancer Surgery

By msequeira msequeira

“What is the recovery like? How soon can I get back to being normal again?” Victor Phuoc, MD, FACS, hears these questions routinely from his patients. Now, he can give them an additional option for surgery that can make their recovery even faster and easier. Phuoc, along with other cancer surgeons at The University of […]

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Tags: cancer surgery, robotic, surgery


March 19, 2019

The Latest on Blood Cancers

By msequeira msequeira

The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (AAMDSIF) and The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring a free public information conference about different blood diseases and cancers. The conference will provide updates on diagnosis and treatment of these diseases and the latest research in these areas. Experts from the UNM Comprehensive Cancer […]

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February 25, 2019

Playing Hoops to Battle Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

Play basketball and fight cancer? New Mexico’s state senators and representatives do it each year. The end-of-session Hoops for Hope basketball game benefits The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center patient care fund. The legislators enjoy playing, the spectators enjoy the show, and the annual game raises money to help people in New Mexico […]

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Tags: basketball, Cancer Patient Support, fundraiser


January 30, 2019

UNM Cancer Center offers Mohs surgery

By msequeira msequeira

Newly opened outpatient surgical suites at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center have enabled the addition of another set of treatments to its arsenal: Mohs surgery. “Mohs surgery is a technique used to remove skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, that occur in cosmetically sensitive areas,” says Naiara Barbosa, […]

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Tags: Skin Cancer, surgery


January 23, 2019

Lobos Love Pink Week

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams hope to see a sea of pink in support of breast cancer fighters and survivors at their Lobos Love Pink games in February. The Lady Lobos tip off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, against the University of Nevada Wolfpack. The Lobo Men face […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer


January 17, 2019

New Cancer Doctor to start at Gila Regional Cancer Center

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center announced today that newly hired staff physician Antonio Fontelonga, MD, will provide medical oncology care at Gila Regional Cancer Center starting in early 2019. UNM Cancer Center provides cancer doctors and a physician assistant at Gila Regional Cancer Center, operated by Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC). Fontelonga, […]

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Tags: faculty, GRCC, medical oncology, New Mexico


January 9, 2019

A Long Shot Could Bear Fruit

By msequeira msequeira

Fifteen years after a chance meeting started their partnership, a compound Jeffrey Arterburn, PhD, and Eric Prossnitz, PhD, discovered may lead to new skin cancer treatments. Arterburn, at New Mexico State University, and Prossnitz, at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, met after a regional scientific conference in 2003. Arterburn told Prossnitz about […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, cancer resesarch, drug discovery, Melanoma


December 18, 2018

Cancer Control and Population Science

By msequeira msequeira

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Control and Population Science The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to participate in a variety of projects concerning cancer risk reduction, screening determinants, multilevel/multicomponent behavioral interventions, and cancer epidemiology. The candidate will be encouraged to develop independent projects along these lines […]

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Tags: cancer research, population science


November 19, 2018

Polly’s Run Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Research

By msequeira msequeira

“Seeing her suffer for 11 months was a difficult thing to do, and there was nothing we could do about it,” Josh Rogers says about witnessing his mother’s battle against pancreatic cancer. The diagnosis in July 2008, had taken their family by surprise. Polly Rogers was a healthy non-smoking wife and mother of three boys […]

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising, Pancreatic Cancer, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


November 5, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Epigenetics

By msequeira msequeira

The Fan lab in the Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics, and Genomics Research Program at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking for one highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms of mitotic transcriptional memory. Currently, we aim to unravel the pathogenesis mechanisms of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) through the […]

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Tags: epigenetics, postdoc


October 29, 2018

Rock Docs Bring Healing and Awareness

By msequeira msequeira

The words ‘no evidence of disease’ sound like the most beautiful music to people with cancer. It means the cancer no longer poses a threat to their health and happiness – and that the treatment they’ve undergone is helping their body keep the cancer at bay. So naturally, a band of musicians – who also […]

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising, gynecologic, gynecologic cancer