About the Clinic

Our clinic building was designed around the idea of healing the whole person. It features serene gardens, sunlight, natural materials and colors, and alcoves for local artists’ work, creating a warm and welcoming space in which to go through your cancer journey.

The UNM Cancer Center is the only clinic in New Mexico that brings the following
together under one roof for cancer patients:

The UNM Cancer Center
is ranked in the top 3%

of cancer centers in the U.S.
It is one of only 49 in the nation to
achieve a Comprehensive designation
from the National Cancer Institute.
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer Genetic Counseling
  • Clinical Trials
  • Supportive Care
  • Onsite Pharmacy

The clinic is home to New Mexico’s largest team of cancer specialists:

  • 125 board-certified oncology physicians from top institutions such as Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic represent every cancer specialty.
  • More than 130 scientists from schools such as Harvard, MIT and Memorial Sloan-Kettering are recognized throughout the nation for breakthrough research in genomics, leukemia, nanotechnology, radioisotopes and drug discovery.

Multidisciplinary teams collaborate to develop the most effective treatment plan for each patient:

  • Cancer physicians and surgeons work together with nurses, pharmacy and staff to coordinate the patient’s care.
Visit our café on the first
floor. The café offers
indoor and outdoor
seating and healthy
food choices at
reasonable prices.

The UNM Cancer Center offers several programs, including:

  • UNM Women’s Cancers Center
  • New Mexico's only Bone Marrow Transplant Program
  • Early Phase Clinical Trials program
  • Surgical Cancers Subspecialties clinic
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers program

Antoinette Quintana

I help patients by taking their health vitals and gathering the necessary information for their appointment. I also listen to any concerns they may have. I enjoy getting to know our patients, because they are not a number.
They are family when they come to the UNM Cancer Center.

– Antoinette Quintana, Administrative Medical Assistant


The UNM Cancer Center clinic building houses all of our outpatient facilities. We opened this $100 million 206,000 square foot facility in 2009 and completed full build-out in 2016. Our clinic includes extra-large exam rooms, some outpatient surgical suites, a bone marrow and stem cell transplant bay, several radiation vaults, and the chemotherapy infusion suite.

As a resource for our entire state, the UNM Cancer Center is committed to bringing world class cancer care to all New Mexicans. We have built, and continue to build, a statewide cancer care network through collaborative clinical programs. We form partnerships with many diverse communities, including Native American, Spanish-speaking and rural communities, to develop culturally sensitive cancer materials. And we are partners in the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, which brings cancer clinical trials access to all New Mexicans.


I have a compliment or a complaint. What should I do?

The UNM Cancer Center takes patient and family feedback very seriously and we welcome your input. Please fill out our contact form online or contact the front desk to pick up a compliment or complaint form. If you wish to speak with someone, call 505-925-0108 and ask to speak with the Quality Programs Manager, Janet Abernathy.

My physician is out of the office. Who will I see at my appointment?

UNM Cancer Center physicians are committed to providing the finest healthcare available. If your physician is not available when you are scheduled for an appointment, you will be seen by another highly trained member of our team. This could be another physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant. Our multidisciplinary team is in constant contact, and you can be assured that your physician will oversee every aspect of your care.