Items Tagged ‘In the News’

July 16, 2010

UNM to Study Breast Cancer in Latinas

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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 1, 2010

TARGET Investigator Highlights the Importance of Translating Cancer Research to Patient Care

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Cheryl Willman, M.D., is one of those clinical researchers who inspires cancer patients to hope for a cure. A two-time cancer survivor herself, Dr. Willman is passionate about changing the outlook for patients in her community by ensuring that everyone in New Mexico has world-class cancer care. Dr. Willman, now the Director and Chief Executive […]

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June 16, 2010

Ovarian Cancer: Treatment Options and Current Perspectives

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Speaker: Carolyn Y. Muller, MD: Professor, Director of GYN Oncology, Department of OB/GYN and Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center    Link

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June 11, 2010

Featuring Susan Graham, Matthew Worth and the NMSO

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Join the NMSO and UNM in this concert to dedicate the new UNM Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility. Net proceeds to benefit the UNM Cancer Center and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.   Link

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June 7, 2010

Dedication and Concert Performance at Popejoy Hall

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On Fri­day, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Pope­joy Hall, join mis­tress of cer­e­monies Mar­i­lyn Horne, mae­stro Guillermo Figueroa, the NMSO, and world renowned opera singers Susan Gra­ham and Matthew Worth for the world pre­miere of “Heal­ing Cer­e­mony,” for a spe­cially com­mis­sioned per­for­mance for the ded­i­ca­tion of the UNM Can­cer Cen­ter by Marc Neikrug, artis­tic […]

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June 4, 2010

UNM accelerates drug-resistant cell research

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Human cells are smart, sometimes diabolically so, says University of New Mexico Professor Larry Sklar. Cells develop pumps, which they use to expel toxins and substances that can hurt or poison them. In some cancer patients, though, the cancer cells develop pumps that expel the chemotherapy drugs that are designed to kill them and cure […]

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May 18, 2010

Cancer Policy and Funding: How Do We Avoid Falling off the Funding Cliff?

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Dr. William Dalton, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, moderated a panel that included Dr. Geoffrey Wahl, The Salk Institute; Dr. Cheryl Willman, the University of New Mexico Cancer Center; and Jon Retzlaff, AACR. The discussion focused on the current funding environment and ways in which the cancer research community can influence the legislative process. Download* […]

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May 10, 2010

From AACR Annual Meeting Science Policy Session: AACR Creating Communications Tool to Raise Awareness about Need for Cancer Research

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Cheryl Willman, MD, Director of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, agreed on the need to get the message out about the need for cancer research. “You build upon your unique strengths and capabilities” in getting that message out, she noted. In the case of her cancer center, the message is one of serving […]

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April 12, 2010

UNM Doctor to be Recognized for Minority Cancer Leadership

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Karen D. Cowden Dahl, with UNM’s College of Pharmacy, is one of 25 researchers nationally being recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research for her leadership in the minority cancer community with a Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award at the AACR 101st Annual Meeting, April 17-21, in Washington, D.C.

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April 9, 2010

Regional Cancer Center Changes Name, Not Service

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MMC Cancer Center is the former University of New Mexico Cancer Center-South that is located on the Memorial Medical Center campus. The UNM center made the administration and name changes in October 2009. Adler is a hematology and oncology medical specialist on the UNM Cancer faculty and a member of the American Society of Clinical […]

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April 4, 2010

Cowboys Promote Cancer Research

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Cowboys are known for horseback riding, roping bulls and branding, but in Las Cruces, they are also known for starting a non-profit organization called Cowboys for Cancer Research. Cowboys for Cancer Research began 28 years ago when Las Cruces native Alma Cohorn died of breast cancer. To honor her memory, Cohorn’s family and friends decided […]

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April 2, 2010

Our View: Tough Enough Campaign Tops In the Nation

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It started with cowboys. Then football players got in the act. Pretty soon, everyone in town was proving that they were, indeed, tough enough to wear pink. And generous enough to lead the nation when it comes to raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. This year, the New Mexico State University Tough Enough […]

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April 1, 2010

Thank You to the Following NCI-Designated Cancer Centers That Support National Cancer Research Month

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The AACR acknowledges May as National Cancer Research Month, declared by the United States Congress in 2007, in recognition of the AACR and its focus on high quality, innovative cancer research.   Link

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March 31, 2010

Gifts Galore Offers a Little Bit of Everything

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The artists first fundraiser will benefit the UNM Cancer Center. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, a car show and live entertainment will be held in the Gifts Galore parking lot at 325 S. Main St., Belen.    Link

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March 26, 2010

MMC Welcomes New Cancer Center Director

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Memorial Medical Center announced that Dr. William Adler is now employed by MMC as the medical director at MMC Cancer Center. Adler is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine and board-eligible in hematology.     Link

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