February 9, 2018

Lobos Love Pink Week Starts Saturday!

By msequeira msequeira

To honor and celebrate breast cancer fighters, the Men’s and Women’s UNM Basketball teams are holding their Lobos Love Pink games in the same week. (Learn more about the  Lobos Love Pink games.) Rae Ann Paden, Chief Administrative Officer, and Amy Liotta, Operations Director, talked to Casey Messer, KOB-TV’s “Good Day New Mexico,” about the games:

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Tags: basketball, Breast Cancer, Supportive


February 6, 2018

Annual ‘Hoops 4 Hope’ game supports patient care

By msequeira msequeira

The annual Hoops 4 Hope game raised more than $32,500 to help patients at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Thank you to our state senators and representatives, Coach Davie, Coach Martin, and all the game sponsors and supporters! The Senate Lobos beat the House Aggies 33 to 24, giving the Senate it’s fifth win in […]

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Tags: basketball, fundraiser, legisative


February 6, 2018

Forum to Give Latest on MDS Treatment

By msequeira msequeira

What The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation and The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring a free public information forum about MDS. Why Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of bone marrow disorders. Bone marrow is the soft spongy tissue inside certain human bones that creates blood cells. In MDS, the bone marrow does […]

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Tags: blood cancer, Cancer Patient Support


January 25, 2018

UNM Lobo Men’s and Women’s Basketball Celebrate ‘Lobos Love Pink’ Week

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams will hold their ‘Lobos Love Pink’ games during the same week to raise awareness for breast cancer and to honor all those who face it. The Lady Lobos tip off 2:00 pm Saturday, February 10, against the Air Force Falcons. The Lobo Men’s team faces […]

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


January 23, 2018

Legislators to Take Shots at Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

New Mexico’s senators and representatives will face each other in an end-of-session, hotly contested basketball game February 5. The Senate “Lobos” have beaten the House of Representatives “Aggies” in the last four consecutive games. But, everyone on the court and in the stands knows that the real opponent is cancer. The game has been a […]

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Tags: basketball


December 13, 2017

National Academy of Inventors and University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center announce 2017 NAI Fellows

By msequeira msequeira

Dr. Cheryl L. Willman of the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced Tuesday. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or […]

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Tags: awards & honors


November 9, 2017

No-Shave November focuses on Men’s Health

By msequeira msequeira

A movement to grow facial hair hopes to bring more attention to men’s health issues. Campaign organizers hope to bring attention to prostate cancer, testicular testing and mental health. Watch the interview in which Thomas Schroeder, MD, talked with Erica Zucco, KOB-TV:

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October 20, 2017

Lobos Love Pink! Football game celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By msequeira msequeira

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate, UNM Athletics and UNM Cancer Center are teaming up to present the Lobos Love Pink Football game. The UNM Lobos will kick off against the Colorado State Rams on Friday, October 20, at 8:15 pm.   Amy Tarnower, MD, talked to Tom Trowbridge about breast cancer […]

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October 13, 2017

“Lobos Love Pink” Game Honors Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors

By msequeira msequeira

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The University of New Mexico Lobos and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring the “Lobos Love Pink” Football game on Friday, October 20, 2017. The Lobos will face the Colorado State Rams in Dreamstyle Stadium beginning at 8:15 pm. A ceremony during a game break will honor those who […]

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Tags: awareness month, Breast Cancer, breast cancer awareness, breast cancer awareness month, breast cancer screening


October 11, 2017

UNM Women’s Cancer Panel to Talk about Ending HPV Cancers

By msequeira msequeira

An expert panel on women’s cancers and human papillomavirus (HPV) will assemble at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 20, 2017. The panel will give remarks and answer questions on women’s cancers, HPV and their impact worldwide. The panel features Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP, a guest lecturer invited to the […]

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Tags: hpv, Ovarian Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Throat Cancer


October 9, 2017

Third Annual Motorcycle Ride to Raise Money and Awareness for Breast Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

What The Turquoise Trail Harley Owners’ Group is teaming up with Thunderbird Harley Davidson for the third annual “Pink Your Ride — Motorcyclists Increasing Awareness (MIA)” motorcycle ride. This year, the groups hope to welcome more than 100 riders to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Proceeds will benefit The University of New Mexico […]

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Tags: fundraiser


October 4, 2017

Promising New Cancer Drug Tested in Phase 1 Clinical Trial

By msequeira msequeira

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, played a key role in bringing a new cancer drug to clinical trials. Some New Mexicans were among the first in the world to try the new drug, which was made available through the UNM Cancer Center Phase 1 Clinical Trials program. View Dr. Rixe’s interview in Colton Shone’s story on […]

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Tags: clinical trials, phase I study


September 26, 2017

UNM Cancer Center Plays Key Role in First-in- Human Testing of New Cancer Drug

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center played a key role in the first clinical trials of a new drug that targets solid cancer tumors. The Phase 1A clinical trials mark the first time ever the drug was used in people. It opened at several sites across the country. Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, at […]

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Tags: clinical trial, clinical trials, first-in-human, phase I study


September 25, 2017

Thank you for a Successful Bike Ride!

By msequeira msequeira

Thank you to our riders, sponsors, volunteers, donors and staff. Our Bike Ride was a success! Every one of you made a big contribution to fighting cancer in our state. Thank you so much!

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September 15, 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher in DNA replication and DNA repair

By msequeira msequeira

The Tomkinson lab in the Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics, and Genomics Research Program at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to investigate the mechanisms of DNA replication and DNA repair in human cells repair with a focus on the final ligation step. The Tomkinson lab is interested […]

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