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December 05, 2014
Whether he's pedaling through the foothills on his mountain bike, working to set up a school for at-risk youth or spending time with his grandchildren, Carl Koestner lives life for the journey. But that journey took an unexpected turn when the retired school teacher was diagnosed with prostate cancer. No matter. With his wife, Martha,
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UNM Cancer Center trains next generation of scientists

UNM Cancer Center trains next generation of scientists

By Michele Sequeira | December 02, 2014
Starting a new scientific research program is like starting a new business. Both need to create a set of systems to track people, projects and money. But scientists’ formal training doesn’t always include business classes. To bridge this gap, Michelle Ozbun, PhD, at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, is improving a program that helps new scientists learn nuances of conducting science.
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UNM Cancer Center wins $12 Million grant renewal for biology research

UNM Cancer Center wins $12 Million grant renewal for biology research

By Michele Sequeira | October 17, 2014
The Spatiotemporal Modeling Center (STMC) at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center recently won a 5-year $12 million grant renewal. The grant enables the STMC to continue its research in systems biology. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health uses this program to spur research nationwide in complex biological problems. The STMC is one of only 14 centers in the country that this program currently funds.
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UNM Cancer Center receives $7 million for clinical research

UNM Cancer Center receives $7 million for clinical research

By Michele Sequeira | September 29, 2014
The University of New Mexico Cancer Center won a 5-year $7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s National Community Oncology Research Program. The NCORP grant will strengthen and expand the clinical trials network in New Mexico. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) called the New Mexico NCORP “a model for community-based participatory cancer research” and said that it “is likely to have exceptional impact in clinical trial and cancer care delivery research.”
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Connecting people to possibility

Connecting people to possibility

By Michele Sequeira | July 26, 2014
Equally comfortable in the lab and in the clinic, Dr. Olivier Rixe’s face lights up as he talks about how he brings the discoveries of basic science to his cancer patients. Rixe recently joined the UNM Cancer Center as the associate director for clinical research and will help develop the early phase clinical trials and the neuro-oncology programs.
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UNM cancer physician helps ease the pain for cancer survivors

UNM cancer physician helps ease the pain for cancer survivors

By Michele Sequeira | June 23, 2014
Cancer survival can mean a new lease on life. But it can also mean chronic pain that in some cases is so severe, it prevents survivors from enjoying the life they fought so hard to preserve Fortunately, there are ways cancer survivors can find relief, says Esmé Finlay, MD, a University of New Mexico Cancer Center physician. She was among the authors of an article published this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology titled "Pain in Cancer Survivors."
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Cancer center scientist wins C-Change award

Cancer center scientist wins C-Change award

By Michele Sequeira | May 23, 2014
University of New Mexico Cancer Center scientist Dr. Barbara Damron recently won the prestigious C-Change Comprehensive Cancer Control Champion Award. The award honors Damron’s outstanding career in cancer treatment and research and her passion for saving lives from the ravages of cancer.
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Using physics to fight cancer

Using physics to fight cancer

By Michele Sequeira | March 11, 2014
Physics applies to everything. So when the University of New Mexico's Dr. Vittorio Cristini started researching cancer, he applied physics. The result he got was a set of mathematical equations that describe, for each person, how many of their tumor cells a cancer treatment could kill.
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