National Cancer Research in NM

THE ANSWER IS RESEARCH

Cancer is not a single disease, but more than 200. How will the cures for cancer be found? The answer is research, says the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), which is the authoritative source of information about advances in the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. Learn more at the American Association for Cancer Research site.

UNM Cancer Center scientists are working diligently every day to discover the causes and cures for cancer. Facts and recent stories are below.


Drawing STEM Graduates Back to New Mexico

The University of New Mexico encourages and supports students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). It also wants to draw them back to New Mexico, to make a difference in the lives of people here [...]


FROM THE LAB TO CANCER TREATMENT

Clinical research at the UNM Cancer Center impacts how we help people in the future and may even help the people enrolled in clinical trials today. Our clinical trials include studies to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat cancer. And the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance offers access to clinical trials to all New Mexicans, in their own communities.

CLINICAL TRIALS MAY OFFER NEW TREATMENTS THAT ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE TO ALL PATIENTS


Dr. Ozbun awarded grants to study HPV infection

Michelle Ozbun, PhD, recently won two grants totaling more than $2.7 million to study how Human papillomavirus infects cells. In the process, she and her team hope to create new ways to measure viral infections and to discover new ways to treat infections. Read the press release. Listen to the [...]


BIG DATA TO FIGHT CANCER

UNM Cancer Center is a founding member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network. ORIEN is an innovative partnership between top cancer centers to share information that will help search for cures and bring personalized care to New Mexicans.

A NATIONAL DATABANK TO SUPPORT PERSONALIZED MEDICINE


Dr. Yilmaz comments on Immunotherapy studies in Lung Cancer

Emrullah Yilmaz, MD, PhD, talked to Erica Zucco, KOB-TV, about immunotherapy use in lung cancer. Dr. Yilmaz explained what immunotherapy does to attack cancer cells and how it helps people fight their cancer. Immunotherapies can be used in different types of cancer and are part of clinical trials at UNM [...]


LATEST IN DRUG, GENOME AND PREVENTION SCIENCE

Our team of scientists develop new approaches to treat cancer by studying: genome sequencing, cell signaling, behaviors and habits in different populations, and new drug compounds. They work within four NCI research  programs.