November 4, 2019

UNM Cancer Center Holiday Clinic Schedule

By msequeira msequeira

The Clinics will be OPEN on:  Monday, Dec. 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Friday, Dec. 27 Monday, Dec. 30 Monday, Jan. 20 (MLK Jr. holiday) The Clinic will be CLOSED for the holidays: Tuesday, Dec. 24 Wednesday, Dec. 25 Tuesday, Dec. 31 Wednesday, Jan. 1  

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October 24, 2019

Lobos Love Pink!

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 Saturday, Nov. 9, at 12 pm. The Lobos will face the Air Force Falcons in Dreamstyle Stadium. A ceremony during a game break will honor those who continue to […]

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October 16, 2019

2-D or 3-D?

By msequeira msequeira

“If we find a cancer by a mammogram, whether that’s a 2-D or 3-D mammogram, the odds are with us that it will be a curable cancer,” says Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD. “The vast majority of women with breast cancer have completely curable breast cancers as long as they’re detected early.” That’s great news for most […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, clinical trial


October 7, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Brain Tumor Translational Research

By msequeira msequeira

Our laboratory is interested in investigating the genetic and functional heterogeneity of tumor stem-like cells that initiate and sustain the growth of the most aggressive brain tumor in adults, i.e. glioblastoma. We integrate genomic measurements with phenotypic analysis and use this information to gain mechanistic insights into the development of therapeutic resistance. If you have […]

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September 27, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in DNA excision repair

By msequeira msequeira

Description The Mao lab in the Cellular and Molecular Oncology research program at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to investigate the mechanisms of DNA excision repair and its impact on cancer mutations. The Mao lab has developed several novel genome-wide DNA damage mapping methods. We will […]

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Tags: cancer research, research


September 17, 2019

Xue Lab Postdoctoral Position: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

By msequeira msequeira

A postdoctoral researcher position is open immediately in Dr. Xue’s laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at University of New Mexico (https://sites.google.com/site/xiangxueus/home) to study the molecular mechanisms for inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. We utilize cell line and enteroid cultures, mouse models, patient tissues and a wide array of molecular and […]

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September 12, 2019

Cowboys Saddle Up to Support Cancer Research

By msequeira msequeira

For 37 years, Cowboys for Cancer Research has been fundraising to support the fight against cancer. The non-profit group raises funds for research through donations, endowment funds and events like the upcoming Dinner-Dance-Silent Auction on October 4 in Las Cruces. In the past six years alone, Cowboys for Cancer Research has raised about $2.5 million […]

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September 11, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellows – Translational Cancer Research

By msequeira msequeira

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately to investigate mechanisms of target organ metastatic specificity, notably to brain. Specifically, unique scientific opportunities are presented for deciphering the biology and therapeutic utilities of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) directly isolated and characterized from cancer patients – “seeds” of fatal metastatic disease.  Positions relate to highly relevant and innovative programs […]

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September 10, 2019

Staying Home for Treatment

By msequeira msequeira

When people must travel out of state for cancer treatment, they leave behind their support networks and must take along a caregiver, disrupting the family. “It’s a pretty big burden to have to go somewhere else for treatment,” says Matthew Fero, MD, FACP, medical director of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant program. […]

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Tags: blood cancer, bone marrow


September 9, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in DNA excision repair

By msequeira msequeira

The Mao lab (www.pengmaolab.com) in the Cellular and Molecular Oncology research program at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to investigate the mechanisms of DNA excision repair and its impact on cancer mutations. The Mao lab has developed several novel genome-wide DNA damage mapping methods. We […]

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July 25, 2019

Gillette Receives Presidential Early Career Award

By msequeira msequeira

Jennifer Gillette, PhD, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at an award ceremony on July 25, at the Daughters of the American Revolution Consitution Hall. Congratulations! The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers […]

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July 25, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Lidke!

By msequeira msequeira

Diane Lidke, PhD,  spoke at the Japan-US research partnership: Celebrating 30 years of the Human Frontier Science Program. The meeting was held in May in Washington, D. C. and she was one of only two scientists to speak at the event. NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, introduced her.  

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May 28, 2019

Polly’s Run in 10th Year of Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

The 10th Anniversary of Polly’s Run, the largest fundraiser for pancreatic cancer in New Mexico, will take place Sunday, June 2, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event will feature a 5K run and walk that starts at 8:30 a.m. and a Kid’s K that starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the […]

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Tags: cancer resesarch, fundraiser, Pancreatic Cancer, pancreatic cancer research


May 23, 2019

Learning From a Rare Disease

By msequeira msequeira

Hua-Ying Fan, PhD, studies the cells of people who don’t get cancer. These people have an inherited disorder called Cockayne syndrome and, unfortunately, they don’t live long enough to develop cancer. But by studying their cells, Fan may be able to help them and help people with cancer, too. Fan is a molecular medicine scientist […]

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Tags: cancer research, cancer treatment, research, unm research


May 2, 2019

Swimming Fundraiser to Splash Away Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

The Splash Away Cancer! event will take place Saturday, May 18. The swimming fundraiser supports cancer research and patient care programs at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event is sponsored by the Lobo Aquatic Club, UNM Recreational Services, New Mexico Masters Swimming, Genesis Signs, Red Rock Roasters, Forms Plus and KOB-FM. […]

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