November 5, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Epigenetics

By msequeira msequeira

The Fan lab in the Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics, and Genomics Research Program at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking for one highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms of mitotic transcriptional memory. Currently, we aim to unravel the pathogenesis mechanisms of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) through the […]

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Tags: epigenetics, postdoc


October 29, 2018

Rock Docs Bring Healing and Awareness

By msequeira msequeira

The words ‘no evidence of disease’ sound like the most beautiful music to people with cancer. It means the cancer no longer poses a threat to their health and happiness – and that the treatment they’ve undergone is helping their body keep the cancer at bay. So naturally, a band of musicians – who also […]

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Tags: fundraiser, fundraising, gynecologic, gynecologic cancer


October 10, 2018

Dr. Willman on Medicare Cuts

By msequeira msequeira

Cheryl Willman, MD, CEO and Director of the UNM Cancer Center, wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Washington Examiner Oct. 6, Medicare cuts threaten access to lifesaving cancer treatments.   According to the article: …the federal 340B drug pricing program has been critical in our ability to care for disadvantaged patients. This […]

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October 8, 2018

Dr. Soares on Building a NET Practice

By msequeira msequeira

Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, recently attended the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society meeting and speaks in this video about building a practice to help people overcome neuroendocrine tumors. Heloise Soares, MD – UNM – Building a NET Practice from NorCal CarciNET Community on Vimeo.

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October 4, 2018

Beyond the Bench

By msequeira msequeira

Muskan Floren, Richard Pepermans and Melanie Rivera spend lots of time in their labs, but they hope their work will reach outside of it. Each would like to create better screens, detection tools or treatments that help people beat cancer. The three doctoral students at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center will attend […]

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Tags: cancer research, research, translational


August 16, 2018

Two for One

By msequeira msequeira

Neuroendocrine cancer is rare and hard to diagnose – and it can be difficult to treat and to survive. Its tumors can disrupt the body’s hormones and food transit through the bowels, causing an array of nonspecific symptoms that may not be diagnosed before the cancer spreads. The number of people affected keeps rising: more […]

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Tags: neuroendocrine tumors, nuclear medicine, radiology


August 10, 2018

Physical activity research to help older cancer survivors

By msequeira msequeira

Cindy Blair, PhD, wants to bring research on physical activity to older cancer survivors, instead of asking them to come to her. Read the press release to learn more about her work and watch the video of her interview with KRQE-TV:

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Tags: Health and Wellness, research, survivors, survivorship


July 27, 2018

Making Every Step Count

By msequeira msequeira

Exercise helps people at any age become healthier. But people who have just completed cancer treatment may not always feel well enough to exercise regularly. So Cindy Blair, PhD, wondered if increasing their physical activity throughout the day might improve their health. Blair’s recently awarded five-year $750,000 grant will allow her to explore ways to […]

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Tags: physical activity, survivors, survivorship


July 24, 2018

New Mexico’s High Liver Cancer Rates

By msequeira msequeira

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that New Mexico has one of the highest rates of liver cancer in the country. Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, talked to Colton Shone, KOB-TV, about liver cancer in New Mexico:

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Tags: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Cancer, Liver Cancer, liver disease, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


June 20, 2018

Dr. Soares is one of “40 Under 40 in Oncology”

By msequeira msequeira

Congratulations to Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD! Dr. Soares was recognized by the Lynx Group as one of the top 40 oncologists younger than 40 in the United States. Dr. Soares talked to Sara Yingling, KRQE-TV, about her award:

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Tags: awards, awards & honors


June 20, 2018

Congratulations to Research Day Winners!

By msequeira msequeira

Congratulations to the Research Day poster winners! Research Day took place Saturday, May 19. Several people from each of the four research programs presented at the event, which included almost 60 posters. The Research Day poster winners are: Emanuel Salazar-Cavazos Integrating Multiplex Single-Molecule Pull-Down (SiMPull) Data and Computational Modeling to Understand EGFR Signaling Translational Cancer […]

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Tags: cancer research, research


June 7, 2018

NCI Cancer Centers Unite to Get Rid of HPV Cancers

By msequeira msequeira

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the other 69 cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute to issue a statement urging increased vaccination for human papillomavirus. Nearly 80 million Americans, or one in four people in the United States, are infected with HPV. Of those, more than 31,000 will be […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancers, hpv


May 31, 2018

Polly’s Run Fights Pancreatic Cancer

By UNM CCC robin

Polly’s Run, a fundraiser to support pancreatic cancer research, took place Sunday, June 3, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event featured a 5K run/walk and a Kid’s K. The run raised $45,000; all proceeds benefit the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read the full […]

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Tags: fundraiser, pancreatic, polly, run


May 18, 2018

‘Splash Away Cancer’ to Benefit Patient Care Programs at UNM

By msequeira msequeira

The ‘Splash Away Cancer!’ event will take place Saturday, May 19. The swimming fundraiser supports cancer research and patient care programs at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event is sponsored by the Lobo Aquatic Club, UNM Recreational Services, and New Mexico Masters Swimming. Amber Zimmerman and Terri Casey talk to KRQE-TV’s Chad Brummett: Terry […]

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Tags: Cancer Patient Support, fundraiser, In the News


May 17, 2018

Polly’s Run Races Against Pancreatic Cancer

By msequeira msequeira

Polly’s Run, a fundraiser to support pancreatic cancer research, will take place Sunday, June 3, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event will feature a 5K run/walk that starts at 8:30 a.m. and a Kid’s K that starts at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at The […]

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Tags: fundraiser, Pancreatic Cancer