Chemotherapy

The UNM Cancer Center provides chemotherapy treatment in the infusion suite, located on the fourth floor of our clinic.

Our oncology nurses are experts in cancer care. They specialize in giving chemotherapy. The oncology nursing team provides support to patients and their families and teaches them about chemotherapy, its safety and its side effects.


When my patient tells me, ‘this is hard to go through, but you all make it easier,’ that makes me proud of my work.

– Victoria Phillips, RN, Infusion Suite Nurse


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I provide teaching, medical assessment, [and] management of treatment related symptoms and reactions. Sometimes, I help patients by just giving them words of encouragement or a hug. I love what I do here.

– Lori Lelii, CNP, Infusion Suite Nurse Practitioner


 

Special Instructions:
If you have been sent home with a 5-FU Pump, click to view and download directions.

Infusion Pharmacy

The members of our Infusion Pharmacy team have special training in preparing chemotherapy drugs for your treatment. In addition, they use cutting edge technology to receive, mix and deliver your prescription to your chemotherapy team. Our Infusion Pharmacy is among the first cancer centers in the country to use the Dose-Edge® camera-based work flow system and is part of the UNM Cancer Center’s QOPI® Certification. Our Infusion Pharmacy team members also take part in Investigational Drug Studies to give you access to the latest drugs that might benefit you.

Our Infusion Pharmacy team includes four board-certified pharmacists.

I look forward to coming to work everyday in order to do my part to help our patients fight cancer. ​Our pharmacy helps patients get the medications they need at the right doses. We review their orders to ensure they are correct, review the work of the pharmacy technicians during the preparation of those medications, and expediently deliver those medications so that the patients  receive them in a timely manner.

–Ron Kittson, Pharmacy Supervisor

For scheduling or more information, call 505-272-4946.