February 20th, 2017

Biostatistics Fellow Position

Duties and Responsibilities Develop new statistical methodology for large-scale genetic association studies and next generation sequencing studies. Analyze, interpret and present genetic and environmental factors that are associated with cancer risk, progression and survival using advanced statistical methods and co-author peer reviewed papers. Participate in study design, grant writing, data management and analysis. May also […]


February 20th, 2017

Battling Aging and the diseases that come with it

Eric Prossnitz, PhD, and his international team have just learned about a new way to help cells fight aging. The discovery came from studying a protein in cell membranes. The protein is called GPER. GPER tells the cell how to respond to estrogen. The team discovered more about the complex system that cells use to talk to […]


February 17th, 2017

Annual Benefit Basketball Game Helps All New Mexicans

The New Mexico Senate “Lobos” tip off against the House of Representatives “Aggies” on Wednesday, March 1, at Santa Fe High School. The hotly-contested game is a fun event for those on the court, on the bench and in the stands. But everyone knows that the real opponent is cancer. The annual game is an […]


February 16th, 2017

Lobos Love Pink! Week

The Lobo Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams are celebrating Lobos Love Pink Week February 14 and 18. The Men won their game Tuesday night against the Boise State Broncos. The Women face the Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday at 1:00 pm. Both teams are wearing special uniforms for the event and will auction game jerseys to […]


February 14th, 2017

Lee Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Gene Regulation and Chromatin Biology

About the Opportunity We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow to unravel the secrets of cancer biology. The candidate should have a PhD or MD/PhD, and a strong foundation in transcription, epigenetics, RNA biology and genomics with demonstrated publications. The candidate will work independently to generate hypothesis and conduct experiments. The fellow will […]


February 8th, 2017

Lobos Love Pink Week Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer, Celebrates Survivors

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, The University of New Mexico Lobo Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are joining forces to honor all those who have beaten breast cancer, still face it, or have lost to it. They plan to hold their Lobos Love Pink basketball games during the same week to raise awareness for breast cancer. […]


February 7th, 2017

UNM Cancer Center Researcher Discovers New Class of Drugs to Combat Aging Diseases

The mysterious, complex and inescapable process of aging often comes with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Recently, scientists at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center uncovered new details of the aging process. The team also discovered a new class of drugs that combats an important part of the aging process. […]


February 2nd, 2017

New Drug Archive Links Drugs, Diseases and Proteins for Better Care

Tudor Oprea, MD, PhD, longed for an archive that could tell him which drugs targeted which proteins that played a role in which diseases. But no such archive existed. Now, he and his international collaborators have created that database. Oprea and his UNM team are building their skills to add to the archive and to discover new […]


January 31st, 2017

Drugs, Diseases and Proteins: New Archive Helps Precision Medicine, Drug Development

Most aspirin users don’t know what aspirin does to make you feel better. Most doctors and scientists didn’t know, either, until recently. In fact, scientists know how only a handful of drugs really work and they know that drugs can have different effects on different people. That’s why Tudor Oprea, MD, PhD, wished for database […]


January 17th, 2017

New Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial Launches

Sarah Adams, MD, hopes her new ovarian cancer clinical trial will help to save women’s lives. The new trial recently launched at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The trial uses a PARP inhibitor to kill ovarian cancer cells and an antibody to boost the immune system’s response to the cells. The immune therapy could help […]


January 11th, 2017

Nation’s Cancer Centers Jointly Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the 69 National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers to endorse the updated joint statement supporting HPV vaccine use in the United States. The Joint statement endorses the United States Centers for Disease Control most recent guidelines. The guidelines recommend that children aged 11 to 12 should receive two doses of the HPV […]


January 9th, 2017

New Clinical Trial Combines Two Methods to Defeat Ovarian Cancer

Fewer than half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer live for five years or more. Sarah Adams, MD, hopes her new clinical trial will change this outcome. Adams recently opened a clinical trial at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center to test a new approach to defeat ovarian cancer. The clinical trial treats […]


November 10th, 2016

How Smoking Causes Lung (and other!) Cancers

Ludmil Alexandrov, PhD, and his team have discovered that smoking causes mutations in DNA. Mutations are changes to the cellular instructions encoded in the DNA of each cell. If they disturb how the cell functions, they can cause cancer. Dr. Alexandrov and his international team discovered mutations in every lung cancer cell they studied and […]


November 3rd, 2016

Study Shows How Smoking Causes the Changes that Lead to Lung Cancer

What A paper published today in Science shows that smoking tobacco causes added mutations in the DNA of lung cells and in the DNA of other cells in the body. This is the first study to show the process by which smoking causes these cancers. Why Mutations are changes in DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is […]


October 11th, 2016

HPV Vaccination Reducing Pre-Cancer Rates in Young Women

Cosette Wheeler, PhD, led a study on the impact HPV vaccination is having on the rate at which young women get pre-cancers of the cervix. She and her team used data from the New Mexico HPV Pap Registry, the only statewide surveillance program in the United States that includes complete cervical screening, diagnosis and treatment […]