The Dana C. Wood Trust and Estate gave $ 750,000 to the UNM Cancer Center. The state matched the gift and the matching funds enabled UNM to create an endowment to support world-renowned faculty and their research. Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, will be invested as The Dana C. Wood Endowed Chair in Cancer Therapeutics and Early Phase Clinical Research in July.
Justin Schroer, UNM Cancer Center Director of Development, tells Mike Jaxson of KSVP-FM Artesia and Adam Attchison, "KRQE This Morning,"about the gift and why it's so important for New Mexicans. And Justin and Dr. Rixe explain more about what Phase 1 clinical trials are and how this gift helps all New Mexicans get better access to the latest treatments:
Read the press release.