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Teaching the immune system to fight cancer

When Anne Holmes saw her doctor for a nagging pain in her upper arm last year, she learned that cancer cells from a massive tumor on her left kidney had invaded the long bone in her right arm and nearly ate through it. Now Holmes plans to rid her body of all her cancer cells and, at the same time, help others with metastatic kidney cancer. She is the first New Mexican to join a clinical trial that will teach her immune system to fight her cancer cells everywhere.

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Richard Lauer, MD

Teaching the immune system to fight cancer

April 20, 2015 — When Anne Holmes saw her doctor for a nagging pain in her upper arm last year, she learned that cancer cells from a massive tumor on her left kidney had invaded the long bone in her right arm and nearly ate through it. Now Holmes plans to rid her body of all her cancer cells and, at the same time, help others with metastatic kidney cancer. She is the first New Mexican to join a clinical trial that will teach her immune system to fight her cancer cells everywhere.

Beyond Flexner 2015

"Beyond Flexner" kicks off in Albuquerque

April 13, 2015 — Teaching tomorrow’s doctors to recognize and respond to the myriad social factors that influence health was a recurring theme Monday at the kickoff of a three-day meeting that has brought nearly 400 prominent medical educators, health insurers and policy experts to Albuquerque.

Beyond Flexner 2015

Moving medical education "Beyond Flexner"

April 06, 2015 — The UNM Health Sciences Center has for decades been known as a pioneer in developing new ways to train future physicians. Now the state's only academic medical center is leading a national effort to change the way medical education addresses social issues that affect health outcomes.

Diabetic retinopathy research

HSC researchers focused on retinal disease

April 01, 2015 — The eyes, it is said, are the windows to the soul, but for a team of UNM School of Medicine researchers they also hold clues to a cure for a devastating disease called diabetic retinopathy.

UNM Hospital co-hosting health fair in Albuquerque's International District

March 25, 2015 — UNM Hospital’s Southeast Heights Clinic will join the Albuquerque Indian Center and Ed Romero Terrace Apartments April 11 in co-hosting “Celebrating Community, Celebrating Our Health,” a free health fair aimed at providing health resources to Albuquerque's International District.