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New brain cancer therapy showing promise

New brain cancer therapy showing promise

By Michele Sequeira | February 03, 2016
Researchers at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center say a new two-drug combination is showing promising results in the battle against a deadly brain cancer, glioblastoma.
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$453,000 grant to help UNM researchers study blood disorders

$453,000 grant to help UNM researchers study blood disorders

By Michele Sequeira | December 15, 2015
Researchers at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center will use a two-year $453,000 grant to develop new treatments for slowly-progressing but very serious blood cancers in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets.
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‘Lobos Love Pink’ game to celebrate breast cancer survivors

‘Lobos Love Pink’ game to celebrate breast cancer survivors

October 05, 2015
The University of New Mexico Lobos and their fans will be seeing pink when they take on the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Oct. 17. UNM Athletics, UNM Hospitals and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center are once again sponsoring the “Lobos Love Pink” football game to raise awareness for breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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UNM Cancer Center receives elite 'comprehensive' designation

UNM Cancer Center receives elite 'comprehensive' designation

By Michael Haederle | August 12, 2015
The University of New Mexico Cancer Center has achieved coveted “comprehensive” designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), putting it in a league with an elite group of institutions that provide the very highest level of cancer care. UNM takes its place alongside M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and 39 other institutions, with the comprehensive designation signaling its combined clinical and research expertise.
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Promising new drug combo offers hope for people battling melanoma

Promising new drug combo offers hope for people battling melanoma

By Michele Sequeira | 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.
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NIH awards $1.7 million to HSC for new cancer-fighting technology

NIH awards $1.7 million to HSC for new cancer-fighting technology

June 09, 2015
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to advance the development of new, exosome-based technology that empowers the body’s own natural defenses to fight cancer.
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Teaching the immune system to fight cancer

Teaching the immune system to fight cancer

By Michele Sequeira | 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.
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