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September 24, 2012

UNM Cancer Center to Receive Smarter, Safer Flow Cytometer

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State-of-the-art features make new kinds of cell research possible September 24, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center will receive its new flow cytometer in a matter of weeks, making available cancer research techniques that weren’t feasible just five years ago. The technology allows researchers to analyze and sort very large numbers of cells […]

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September 17, 2012

An Old Drug Finds a New Use

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UNM Cancer Center Researchers win prestigious NCI Provocative Questions grant to investigate how NSAIDs protect against cancer September 17, 2012 Most drugs take ten years—and frequently, more—to go from concept to FDA approval. One way to reduce this time investment is to look for already-approved drugs that could be put to new uses. And that’s […]

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September 17, 2012

Study Researches Genetic Messenger Rather Than Gene

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UNM Cancer Center researcher wins prestigious NCI Provocative Questions grant to investigate a possible mechanism for cancer tumor development September 17, 2012 Most of us think of DNA mutations as the culprits that cause cancer. Scott Ness, PhD, University of New Mexico Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Associate Director at the UNM Cancer […]

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September 10, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Researchers Use Virus-like Nanoparticles to Reverse Engineer Vaccines

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Novel process may make cancer vaccines possible September 10, 2012 David Peabody, PhD, University of New Mexico Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Bryce Chackerian, PhD, UNM Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, think they’ve found a better way to build a vaccine—one which might eventually lead to a vaccine for cancer. Many […]

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August 27, 2012

UNM Cancer Center to Receive Next Generation Ion Proton Genome Sequencer

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Very fast genome sequencing will open vast opportunities for cancer treatment August 16, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center will be among a small number of sites worldwide to receive one of the first twenty units of the new and anticipated next-generation Ion Proton Genome Sequencer in late August. Genome sequencers help researchers […]

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August 16, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Celebrates 20 Years of American Cancer Society Grant Funding

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Sixty-four cancer researchers got their start with ACS Institutional Research Grants through the UNMCC program August 16, 2012 Transforming how we treat—and beat—cancer takes dedicated effort from top-notch researchers. But simply attracting talented scientists to the field and funding their research isn’t enough. New researchers need additional skills to succeed and they learn these skills […]

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August 9, 2012

UNM Cancer Center to Host National Ventanilla de Salud Conference

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Participants from all 50 Mexican consulates and from Mexico to attend Albuquerque, NM – August 9, 2012 The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) and the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, and in collaboration with the Mexican Ministry of Health (SS) and The University of New Mexico Cancer […]

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April 26, 2012

UNM-Sandia Nanoparticle Puts "Old Medicine" in "New Bottles"

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Protein toxins derived from castor seeds may be a next-generation cancer therapy, thanks to novel drug-delivery device Albuquerque, NM – April 26, 2012 This is not your grandmother’s castor oil. In a new twist on an old remedy, a protein toxin derived from the hard, glossy seeds of castor plants may have a powerful high-tech […]

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April 16, 2012

New Treatment Brings New Hope to Some Cancer Patients

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Complex surgical procedure highlights multidisciplinary capabilities at UNM Cancer Center Albuquerque, NM – April 16, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center is now offering an advanced surgical treatment that promises to help some patients with late-stage abdominal cancers. Known as cytoreduction surgery with HIPEC (short for Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy), the new procedure involves […]

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April 4, 2012

Mobile Mammography Receives $10,000 Grant from Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation

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Funds will help UNM Cancer Center provide breast cancer screening to hundreds more New Mexican women Albuquerque, NM – April 4, 2012 The University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Program has received a $10,000 grant from the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation (NFHF) to continue its life-saving work among women in medically underserved areas […]

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March 30, 2012

Bike Ride Raises $51,000 for Cancer Research

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Cyclists battle wind storm to raise funds in memory of Scott Schroeder Despite howling winds, which whipped a sea of sand across the city and created white-out conditions that closed the Albuquerque International Sunport, the first annual Scott Schroeder Memorial Bike Ride was a success, raising $51,000 for the UNM Cancer Center—surpassing the organizers’ goal […]

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March 28, 2012

UNM-Sandia “Protocell” May Unlock Potential of New Cancer Therapies

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Drug-carrying nanoparticle takes another step toward the “holy grail” of cancer therapeutics Therapeutic RNAs hold great promise for treating cancer and other diseases. But their potential has been limited by the lack of effective delivery mechanisms that both protect therapeutic molecules from the body’s natural defenses and target diseased cells. Now, a novel drug-carrying nanoparticle […]

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March 13, 2012

UNM Cancer Center Awarded $35,908 for Hispanic/Latino Health

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Check-signing ceremony for Ventanilla de Salud program scheduled for March 27 The Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque has awarded another $35,908 to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center to fund Ventanilla de Salud (“Health Window”), an innovative partnership designed to provide New Mexican Hispanics with culturally relevant health information and referrals to low-cost providers. A […]

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March 12, 2012

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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UNM Cancer Center experts urge screening for NM’s second leading cause of cancer death Governor Susana Martinez declared March “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” in New Mexico, calling the disease one of the most “preventable, treatable and beatable” forms of cancer if caught early. University of New Mexico Cancer Center experts join the governor and state […]

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March 9, 2012

Cancer Survivorship Conference to be Held at UNM Cancer Center

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Conference welcomes survivors, families to learn about long-term effects of cancer Cancer survivors, as well as their families, friends and caregivers will gather at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center on April 28th to learn about the long-term health and lifestyle issues associated with cancer survivorship. The event is sponsored by Cancer Support Now, Inc., […]

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