September 15th, 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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September 13th, 2017

Cancer Fighter Sandy Gold on Why She Rides

By msequeira msequeira

Sandy Gold has beaten cancer twice. She faced melanoma in 1978 and beat breast cancer in 2005. A strong and spirited advocate for cancer survivors, Ms. Gold is an avid cyclist. She competed in the 2003 Senior Olympics and again in the 2005 Senior Olympics shortly held shortly after her treatment. Now a septuagenarian, she […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, fundraiser, fundraising, Melanoma


August 31st, 2017

Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellowships

By msequeira msequeira

Postdoctoral Fellowships available in Bioinformatics at UNMCCC Two postdoctoral fellowship positions are available at University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary environment with experienced oncologists biologists and computer scientists. The focus of the position is to perform genomic data analysis, bioinformatics tool development, maintenance, and publish manuscripts. […]

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August 21st, 2017

Helping to Enhance Research in Oncology Program Thanks HEROes

By msequeira msequeira

Clinical trials are research studies conducted in people. Cancer clinical trials help doctors and scientists learn about cancer. They can help people with cancer, too, by offering more choices for treatment. Without the people who volunteer to take part in cancer clinical trials, we wouldn’t know what we know today about cancer. All drugs must go […]

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Tags: clinical trial


August 21st, 2017

Cowboys for Cancer Research Celebrates 35 Years of Supporting New Mexicans

By msequeira msequeira

What Cowboys for Cancer Research will hold its 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction fundraising event to raise money and awareness for cancer research in New Mexico. The event, sponsored by Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, will feature music by Neal McCowan and the Good Time Gang. All money raised at the event […]

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August 16th, 2017

Bone Marrow Transplant Program Celebrates One Year

By msequeira msequeira

The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center began treating people a little more than one year ago. The first people treated in the program are celebrating their first year after treatment. Bone marrow transplantation helps to treat lymphomas and myelomas. New Mexicans can now get these treatments close to home. For […]

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Tags: blood, blood cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma


August 15th, 2017

Stem Cell Transplant Program Celebrates First Year

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center began helping New Mexicans with blood disorders a little more than one year ago. Since then, more than 30 New Mexicans have received treatment. Program Director Matthew Fero, MD, FACP, started the program after moving to New Mexico from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Wash. […]

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Tags: blood cancer, bone marrow, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma


August 4th, 2017

Lobo Cancer Challenge Bike Ride Registration is Open!

By msequeira msequeira

The Lobo Cancer Challenge is a bike ride fundraising event. All proceeds that riders raise go to support patient care and cancer research at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Learn more and register online at LoboCancerChallenge.org. Ride Director Amy Liotta talked to Tom Trowbridge, KANW-FM, about the event:   And Amy talked to Mike Jaxson, […]

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising


August 4th, 2017

New Mexicans with Blood Disorders Now Have More Choices for Treatment

By msequeira msequeira

People in New Mexico with blood disorders will now have the opportunity to take part in national and international clinical trials that offer more and different treatment choices. The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation has designated the UNM Cancer Center as a  Center of Excellence. Read the press release and the Albuquerque Free Press story. Dr. Arana Yi talked […]

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Tags: blood, blood cancer, Blood transfusions


August 1st, 2017

Tenth Annual HERO Event Celebrates Those on Cancer Clinical Trials

By msequeira msequeira

What The Helping to Enhance Research in Oncology program will hold its tenth annual celebration event. The event honors those on cancer clinical trials and raises awareness for the importance of cancer clinical trials. The event will offer public information sessions about clinical trials. Why Clinical trials are research studies conducted in people. They help […]

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Tags: clinical research, clinical study, clinical trial


July 25th, 2017

UNM Cancer Center Receives Designation as Center of Excellence for Blood Disorders

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has received designation as a Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation Center of Excellence. The designation puts UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center on the MDS Foundation’s list of international sites to which people with blood disorders may go to receive treatment. The designation also gives the UNM Cancer Center access to […]

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Tags: blood, blood cancer, Blood transfusions


July 24th, 2017

Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Opening

By msequeira msequeira

A new clinical trial to learn about how men can recover faster and better from prostate cancer is about to start. View the HERO-Brochure and watch the interview with Senior Project Manager Gina Cardinali and Adam Attichison, KRQE-TV’s “This Morning.”

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Tags: clinical study, clinical trial, prostate, Prostate Cancer


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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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising


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