March 23rd, 2017

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

“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 […]


March 20th, 2017

Preventing Cervical Cancer Globally

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology released a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cervical cancer. Every 20 minutes, someone in the United States receives a cancer diagnosis related to HPV. HPV causes cancer of the cervix, anus and throat. The HPV vaccine can prevent infections causing most […]


March 13th, 2017

Annual Motorcycle Ride Supports Cancer Treatment and Research in New Mexico

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 […]


March 8th, 2017

UNM Cancer Center Part of National Colorectal Cancer Screening Effort

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 […]


March 7th, 2017

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in New Mexico

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in New Mexico. See Governor Susana Martinez’s Proclamation. Vi Kien Chiu, MD, leads the Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary team at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. He recently talked to Terry Kelly about colorectal cancer. Read Dr. Chiu’s interview to learn more about this widespread disease.


February 28th, 2017

NM House and Senate to Clash on the Basketball Court

Each year after the legislative session ends, New Mexico’s lawmakers divide into House and Senate teams to compete one final time on the basketball court. For the last six years, their benefit game has raised money to help people in New Mexico facing cancer. Justin Schroer talks to Adam Attchison about the “Hoops 4 Hope” […]


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 […]