Items Tagged ‘News and Events’

December 21, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Receives $3.2 Million in Stimulus Funds from Congress

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The University of New Mexico Cancer Center, the Official Cancer Center of the State of New Mexico based on the UNM campus in Albuquerque, has been awarded $3,254,682 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as part of the economic stimulus package enacted by the United States Congress in February 2009. The ARRA awards […]

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November 2, 2009

Lobo Football Players, Fans “Think Pink” vs. CSU

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University Stadium will be awash in pink on November 21 in the name of breast cancer awareness. While the University of New Mexico Lobos are playing the Colorado State University Rams on the football field, fans and cancer survivors will be tackling breast cancer awareness from the stands. As attendees are encouraged to wear and […]

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October 27, 2009

Dr. Cheryl Willman, Director and CEO of the UNM Cancer Center, Speaks at President Obama’s Cancer Panel

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The University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Director and CEO Dr. Cheryl Willman has been asked to participate in the President’s Cancer Panel Meeting on America’s Demographic and Cultural Transformation: Implications for the Cancer Enterprise. The meeting will take place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. “The UNM Cancer Center is situated in […]

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October 23, 2009

The UNM Cancer Center-Las Cruces is Here to Stay

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Since January 2007, the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, our State’s Official Cancer Center and one of the nation’s 64 premier National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers, is proud to offer cancer diagnosis and treatment services in our UNM Cancer Center-Las Cruces, in collaboration with Memorial Medical Center. Despite recent media reports and community concern, […]

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October 8, 2009

National Cancer Institute Honors Dr. Melanie Royce, Breast Cancer Oncologist and Researcher at the UNM Cancer Center

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Dr. Melanie Royce, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the UNM School of Medicine and breast cancer oncologist within the UNM Cancer Center, has recently been recognized by the National Cancer Institute for her outstanding contributions to and leadership in the field of clinical breast cancer research. Royce is one of only 11 physicians nationally […]

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September 28, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Researchers Find Patients Are Often Uninformed About Prostate Cancer Screening Implications

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Researchers at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and colleagues from several other institutions recently found that many patients reported being routinely screened for prostate cancer with prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing without clearly understanding the risks and benefits of the test. “It sounds like it’s a simple decision of whether or not to […]

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September 16, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Receives $10,000 from New Mexico 4-H Members

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New Mexico 4-H members have spent the last six months raising money for the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, and will present a $10,000 check to the Center on Friday, September 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the New Mexico State Fair in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. “The generosity of these students and their commitment […]

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September 15, 2009

New UNM Cancer Center Treatment and Clinical Research Facility Selected as a Siemens Biomarker Production and Research Partner

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The University of New Mexico Cancer Center and global technology leader Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. have signed a 15-year agreement that will provide New Mexicans with the most cutting-edge cancer diagnostic tools available. The UNM Cancer Center will host a press conference with Governor Bill Richardson on September 15, 2009 at 10 a.m. to […]

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August 24, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Opens Doors to New State-of-the-Art Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Facility

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On August 31, 2009, after nearly a decade of planning and construction, the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, the official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the state’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, will open the first phase of its new state of the art UNM Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility, providing […]

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July 27, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Selected as One of 10 NIH National Centers for System Biology

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected a research team at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center to lead the tenth National Center for Systems Biology in the U.S. with a five-year, $14.5 million grant. “This grant will bring together people from many different disciplines and backgrounds, including biologists, engineers, mathematicians and physicists […]

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June 20, 2009

UNM Cancer Center and Los Ranchos Team Up to Grow Awareness About Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

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The UNM Cancer Center is partnering with Los Ranchos de Albuquerque to promote healthy living, with a focus on eating the proper amount of fruits and vegetables, during the Health and Fitness Fair at the Los Ranchos market on Saturday, June 20, 2009. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), about 1,445,000 new […]

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June 13, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Staff to be Honored at the People Living Through Cancer Awards Ceremony

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Three staff members from the UNM Cancer Center, Carla Sakiestewa, Shirley Cornett, Ph.D., and Suzanne Kritcher, RN, have been nominated to receive a 2009 People’s Caring Award through the People Living Through Cancer (PLTC) organization. The awards recognize healthcare professionals, volunteers, individuals, and businesses who give their time and effort to help people dealing with […]

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May 22, 2009

ONCOLOGY ON CANVASSM ART EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO CANCER CENTER

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Lilly Oncology On Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the physical and emotional journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, was on display at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center during May 2009. This free public exhibit, which toured communities nationwide, showcased more than 25 select pieces of art from the 2008 Oncology […]

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May 18, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Researchers Identify New Mutant Genes That Will Lead to the Development of New Therapies for Children with Leukemia

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University of New Mexico Cancer Center researchers have identified a genetic mutation underlying one of the most common childhood cancers, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The discovery could lead to more effective treatments for a subset of ALL patients who experience minimal benefit with current therapies by using drugs that are already in clinical trials for […]

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May 3, 2009

UNM Cancer Center Researchers Find Compound with Promising Effects for Breast, Women’s Cancers

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A team of researchers at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center have discovered a new compound that regulates cell responses to estrogen, which could have exciting implications in the fight against breast, uterine, endometrial and ovarian cancers. The report, published today in the online version of the journal Nature Chemical Biology, builds on previous […]

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