May 22nd, 2017

Splash Away Cancer! event a Swimming Success

By msequeira msequeira

The Annual Splash Away Cancer! event took place May 20. Proceeds benefitted The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Thank you to the organizers, Joel Swartz, Bobby Goldie and Rob Dickson, and to all who took part in the event!    

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising


May 15th, 2017

Fero Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

By msequeira msequeira

Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Fero laboratory at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center Candidates will lead research projects that utilize new technologies to identification of microRNA targets responsible for normal lymphocyte development and lymphomagenesis, and their interaction with cell cycle regulators using both pre-clinical models and human tissue samples.  Additional research opportunities include […]

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Tags: blood cancer, hpv


May 9th, 2017

The Art of the Scarf: Free Workshop Helps Cancer Patients and Survivors

By msequeira msequeira

What The free Art of the Scarf workshop to teaches women how to tie, wrap or twist scarves for headwear. The workshop is offered every second Thursday of the month at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The workshop is open to all patients, survivors with long-term hair loss, and caregivers. It is […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer


May 8th, 2017

“Polly’s Run” Raises Awareness, Money and Hope to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

What The eighth annual “Polly’s Run” raises awareness for pancreatic cancer, honors pancreatic survivors and all those who face the disease, and raises money for pancreatic cancer research. Albuquerque Pet Memorial Services sponsors the event. All proceeds benefit The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Why Polly Rogers battled pancreatic cancer for 11 months […]

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May 3rd, 2017

Put on Your Sequins, Suits and … Sneakers!

By msequeira msequeira

The Lobos vs. Cancer Gala will take place Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Sandia Resort and Casino. Proceeds benefit research and patient programs at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The evening features silent and live auctions, a cocktail reception and a sit-down dinner that you can enjoy in your comfortable sneakers. Live auction items include […]

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April 17th, 2017

Superhero Fun Run in Las Cruces

By msequeira msequeira

The Kevin Rudi Foundation will hold its third annual Superhero 5K Fun Run to raise awareness for and money to support research in spindle cell carcinoma. Kevin Rudi was 27 when he passed away from spindle cell carcinoma in 2014. The Fun Run invites runners of all abilities and strongly encourages costumes. Matthew Duran, the President of […]

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April 17th, 2017

Swimmers to ‘Splash Away Cancer’ at Annual Event

By msequeira msequeira

What The third annual “Splash Away Cancer!” fundraising event takes place May 20, 2017. All proceeds support cancer research and patient care programs at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event is sponsored by Lobo Aquatic Club, 93.3 KOB-FM, UNM Recreational Services, New Mexico Masters Swimming, Genesis Signs, Red Rock Roasters and […]

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising, swimming


April 11th, 2017

Targeting tumors with toxins

By msequeira msequeira

Arsenic is a naturally occurring toxin found in groundwater that is absorbed into what we eat and drink – including foods such as rice and apple juice – and New Mexico has some of the highest concentrations of the metallic mineral in the U.S. It’s considered a co-carcinogen, because it promotes the activity of other […]

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Tags: arsenic, cancer research, research


April 5th, 2017

Annual Lobos vs. Cancer Gala Celebrates Tenth Year of Fighting Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

Like a pack of lobos facing a foe, Season Elliott and her team are gearing up to fight cancer. Elliott leads the volunteer organizing team for the Lobos vs. Cancer Gala event, which will celebrate its tenth year on Saturday, May 20. The event raises money for cancer research and treatment. Last year, the organizing […]

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April 3rd, 2017

New Hope for Man with Brain Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

Chad Walde was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in 2014. He is still enjoying life, thanks to different treatments he’s been getting at UNMH and UNM Cancer Center. In this news story, M. Omar Chohan, MD, and Mr. Walde describe Mr. Walde’s brain cancer and how they are precisely treating it with new advanced technology.

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Tags: brain, Brain Cancer, brain metastases, neuro-oncology


March 30th, 2017

Superheroes to Support Cancer Research

By msequeira msequeira

What The Kevin Rudi Foundation will host its third annual Superhero 5K Fun Run to raise money for sarcoma research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Why Kevin Rudi was 27 years old when he passed away November 12, 2014, from spindle cell sarcoma. His New Mexico State University fraternity brothers started […]

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising, spindle cell carcinoma


March 23rd, 2017

“Ride for the Cure New Mexico” Motorcyle Ride Helps UNM CCC Patients

By msequeira msequeira

“Ride for the Cure NM” will hold its annual ride this Saturday, March 25, to raise money to support patients at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The ride’s organizer, Gina Felix, knows firsthand how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be on patients and their families. Gina Felix talked to Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM about this year’s […]

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising


March 20th, 2017

Preventing Cervical Cancer Globally

By msequeira msequeira

UPDATE: Dr. Wheeler will be attending the HPV Vax-a-Nation: Increasing HPV Vaccination in the US Conference May 11 in Charleston, South Carolina. This ongoing conference provides cancer centers a forum to identify opportunities to collectively engage in cancer prevention such as HPV vaccination. NCI-designated Cancer Centers, along with the National Cancer Institute and the Center […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, hpv


March 13th, 2017

Annual Motorcycle Ride Supports Cancer Treatment and Research in New Mexico

By msequeira msequeira

What The “Ride for the Cure NM” event is an annual motorcycle ride to raise money and awareness for cancer treatment and research in New Mexico. Why The ride benefits patient programs and cancer research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The ride started 11 years ago with just 12 riders and […]

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March 8th, 2017

UNM Cancer Center Part of National Colorectal Cancer Screening Effort

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center joined the National Cancer Institute and about 48 other sites to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancer types, of the more than 100 known cancer types, for which screening has been proven to reduce the risk of death. Nearly 800 […]

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Tags: colon, Colon Cancer, colorectal, colorectal cancer, Rectal Cancer, rectum