Legislators to Tour UNM Cancer Research Facility



WHAT:                      State representatives and senators from Bernalillo County will tour the UNM Cancer Research Facility, getting a firsthand look at such areas as the genomics lab and other state-of-the art research labs. The group also will tour the New Mexico Tumor Registry, which since 1969 has been a source of complete statewide cancer data for two of the nation's largest minority groups, American Indians and Hispanics. 


WHEN:                      Wednesday, December 18
                                    4 p.m. 


WHERE:                    The UNM Cancer Research Facility
                                    2325 Camino de Salud NE
                                    (Just west of UNM Hospitals) 


WHO:                         Cosette Wheeler, Ph.D., professor of molecular genetics and microbiology in the UNM School Medicine and the lead principal investigator for UNM in a groundbreaking, multi-center HPV vaccine study, will address the group. Cheryl L. Willman, MD, Director of the UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center, will make opening remarks. Other doctors and researchers also will be on hand to answer questions.


            Members of the media interested in attending can call Lynn Melton at 363-5054 to arrange parking.

Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322

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