The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $750,000 bequest that will enable it to fund an endowed chair dedicated to developing new cancer drugs, center officials announced Wednesday.
In 1972, UNM’s on-campus nuclear pharmacy opened for business – the only licensed nuclear pharmacy in the world. Today, UNM is one of only a few pharmacy schools that offer radiopharmacy education and training, has an active research arm, and offers students practical experience in the on-campus pharmacy that once again fills orders and prepares doses for customers in Albuquerque.
UNM cancer specialist Ian Rabinowitz, MD, is being honored for his long record of contributions to Cancer Services of New Mexico (CSNM), a leading nonprofit organization that serves the state’s cancer patients.
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.
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.
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.