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Stuart Winter, MD, and Courtney Nelson

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Partners in practice: former patient inspired to care for others

UNM pediatric oncologist Stuart Winter, MD, was pleasantly surprised recently when he encountered former patient Courtney Nelson at UNM Hospital, where she is now a colleague. The encounter was a far cry from their first, when an 11-year-old Nelson was newly diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer mainly seen in children.

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Stuart Winter, MD, and Courtney Nelson

Partners in practice: former patient inspired to care for others

June 25, 2015 — UNM pediatric oncologist Stuart Winter, MD, was pleasantly surprised recently when he encountered former patient Courtney Nelson at UNM Hospital, where she is now a colleague. The encounter was a far cry from their first, when an 11-year-old Nelson was newly diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer mainly seen in children.

Montaser Shaheen, MD

Promising new drug combo offers hope for people battling melanoma

June 25, 2015 — While summer has many people thinking about their vacation plans, Dr. Montaser Shaheen’s mind is on melanoma. The University of New Mexico oncologist and colleagues from around the country recently published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine about a promising new treatment for the dangerous skin cancer.

Camp excitement

Camp Rising Sun celebrates 10 years, with a Russian twist

June 18, 2015 — Camp Rising Sun has been brightening the summer for hundreds of autistic children in New Mexico for a decade. Now it's serving as a model that could change the way Russian children with autism experience summer camp.

Rattlesnakes in New Mexico

Warmer weather signals start of snake season

June 17, 2015 — The most important first-aid tip if bitten by a snake is to call the NM Poison Center and get to the nearest hospital right away. “Do not try any other first-aid methods because they are often useless and may cause more harm,” cautions Dr. Steven Seifert, medical director of the New Mexico Poison Center.