Items Tagged ‘In the News’

November 11, 2010

Fashion show to benefit UNM Cancer Center

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Queen’s Ransom will host a fashion show called Destination Glamour to raise funds for the UNM Cancer Center. The event will take place at 7 tonight at DeVargas Center. Tickets are $100 — $50 of which are tax-deductible. They can be purchased by calling 986-9091. Link

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November 11, 2010

UNM, Sandia land $4M in funding for nanotech cancer research

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The University of New Mexico’s Cancer Center and Sandia National Laboratories have received nearly $4 million in grants to research how nanotechnology can be used to prevent and treat cancer. The grants, awarded by the National Cancer Institute, will be used to build a 4,500-square-foot Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center on the UNM campus. Construction is […]

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November 4, 2010

UNM researcher awarded American Cancer Society grant

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The American Cancer Society has awarded a $360,000 institutional research grant to a University of New Mexico researcher. Michelle Ozbun will be the principal investigator overseeing the grant, which goes into effect in January. Such research block grants provide seed money for independent investigators to initiate cancer research projects. Link

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October 6, 2010

Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign raises awareness about breast cancer prevention

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When the New Mexico State University Aggies play the University of New Mexico Lobos in the Battle of I-25 on Saturday, the fans at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces will be divided over which team they want to win, but united in their support of breast cancer prevention at the fourth annual Tough Enough […]

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October 6, 2010

Events to benefit cancer research

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Cowboys for Cancer Research invites all supporters and horse enthusiasts to dinner and dancing Friday and the 28th annual roping event Saturday and Sunday at Sproul Arena. All proceeds go directly to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center for cancer research and treatment. Link

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October 5, 2010

Cowboys For Cancer Research continues to raise money

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Denny Calhoun is unabashed and readily admits that cowboys do indeed wear pink. Calhoun was wearing a red shirt when he said that. But Calhoun’s western shirt was embroidered with the Cowboys For Cancer Research emblem, and there was embroidery on the back that let people clearly know he could give them more information about […]

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August 30, 2010

Lunch and CLE

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The Albuquerque Bar Association will hold a lunch/CLE at 11:45 a.m., Sept. 24, at the UNM Cancer Center, 1201 Camino De Salud NE, Albuquerque. Boxed lunches will be provided by the Jeff Diamond Law Firm on behalf of the Shannon J. Shaw Memorial Cancer Fund at the UNM Cancer Center. Free parking will also be […]

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August 23, 2010

Physician, Heal Thyself and Elderly Patients

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Call it the Death Panel without the panel.  A study by University of New Mexico Cancer Center researchers shows oncologists didn’t routinely give elderly leukemia patients a drug that increases their chances of survival nearly sixfold. Even though it has minor side effects. And even though seniors with chronic myeloid leukemia are the best candidates […]

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August 20, 2010

Older population missing out on life saving cancer drug

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When it was approved by the FDA in 2001, imatinib, or GLEEVEC, was billed as a wonder drug that could help patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a fatal disease, live. A new study by researchers at the University of New Mexico’s Cancer Center has borne that out. Imatinib stops the leukemia in its tracks. […]

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August 19, 2010

UNM Study: Elderly Didn’t Get Cancer Drug

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University of New Mexico Cancer Center researchers report in a new study that oncologists showed reluctance to give elderly patients a drug that had minor side effects but increased their chances of survival nearly sixfold. At the same time, the study found that the drug offers its greatest benefit to older patients who suffer from […]

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August 2, 2010

Udall, Bingaman Introduce Bill to Create Cavernous Angioma ‘Center of Excellence’ at UNM

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“I want to thank Senator Udall for his initiative to fund the development of the Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Center of Excellence here at the UNM Health Sciences Center. This will greatly enhance our ability to train our physicians and medical professional to treat this deadly disease. So many of our families in New Mexico are […]

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August 1, 2010

UNM Study Holds Warning for Older Patients

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A new study from the University of New Mexico Cancer Canter says some elderly leukemia patients aren’t getting the best treatments available.  The study’s author, Doctor Robert Hromas, tells 770 KKOB that us older chronic myeloid leukemia patients are not getting the drug “Gleevec” to the same degree as younger patients.  Link

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July 27, 2010

Lauer Named to National Cancer Post

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A University of New Mexico Cancer Center executive has been appointed to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Clinical Practice Committee. Dr. Richard Lauer, Cancer Center executive director and an oncologist for 25 years, said the appointment will allow him to represent New Mexico cancer patients at a national level.  Link

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July 17, 2010

UNM to study breast cancer in Latinas: $1.5 million grant allows center to focus on health disparities, treatment options

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There are a disproportionate number of Latinas who experience the more severe cases of breast cancer, according to a news release from The University of New Mexico’s Cancer Center. The center recently was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program to study why this is and […]

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July 16, 2010

What Are the Treatments for Cancer Pain?

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Cancer pain is generally classified in distinctive categories: mild to moderate, severe and nerve-related.  Depending on the type and extent of the pain, there are numerous options to help manage symptoms. The University of New Mexico Cancer Center lists the most frequently used opioids for cancer pain as morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, levophanol and fentanyl. […]

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