July 20th, 2017

Registration Opens for Inaugural Lobo Cancer Challenge Bike Ride

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has opened registration for the inaugural Lobo Cancer Challenge. Cheryl Willman, MD, Director and CEO of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, said that the Lobo Cancer Challenge is a new bike ride fundraising event. She said event proceeds will help to ensure that all New Mexicans have […]

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July 19th, 2017

Dr. Brown-Glaberman wins Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award

By msequeira msequeira

Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD, has won a Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute. The award is given to outstanding cancer clinical investigators. ancer clinical investigators conduct clinical trials to discover new or better ways to find, prevent and treat cancer. They make sure clinical trials meet strict scientific conditions, meet all required […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, clinical trials, News


July 13th, 2017

UNM Cancer Center Doctor Receives National Cancer Institute Award

By msequeira msequeira

Yesterday, Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD, received the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award. The award was presented at a public meeting of the NCI’s Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee. Brown-Glaberman is an Assistant Professor at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. She specializes in treating breast cancer. The NCI […]

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Tags: award, clinical research


July 11th, 2017

Pap Smears and HPV Testing Can Catch Pre-Cancers

By msequeira msequeira

HPV Testing along with Pap Smears could help millions of women in detecting pre-cancers and stopping them before they become cancerous. Cosette Wheeler, PhD, of the UNM Cancer Center recently published a paper with colleagues at Queen Mary University in London, England. Read the press release. Dr. Wheeler talked to Carmelina Hart, New Mexico Living:

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June 22nd, 2017

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical precancer

By msequeira msequeira

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center. HPV is a virus that can cause […]

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June 19th, 2017

A Global Approach to Preventing Cervical Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

Human papillomavirus causes several kinds of cancers. It causes almost all cancers of the cervix and also causes cancers of the mouth, throat and anus. Preventing HPV-related cancers worldwide is possible, though. Cosette Wheeler, PhD, and her colleagues recently published a paper describing a strategy to make the HPV vaccine available to almost anyone, anywhere, using […]

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June 12th, 2017

HPV Vaccine Could Drastically Reduce Cervical and Other Cancers Globally

By msequeira msequeira

Cervical cancer affects more than half a million women and causes more than a quarter of a million deaths each year globally. Almost all cervical cancers result from a human papillomavirus, or HPV, infection. HPV infections cause cancers in other parts of the body, too. But the latest HPV vaccine could prevent most infections — […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Cervical Cancer, News, oral cancer, Throat Cancer, UNM CC Features


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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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

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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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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