Category: Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.
Partners in practice: breast cancer patient 'part of the team'

Partners in practice: breast cancer patient 'part of the team'

By Michele Sequeira | June 17, 2015
Breast cancer’s ubiquity doesn’t make it any less scary for each woman who faces it. But Alice Keator finds comfort in her treatment team at the UNM Cancer Center – a team on which she has become a key player.

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.
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.
Kids Supporting Kids helps bring comfort to pediatric cancer patients

Kids Supporting Kids helps bring comfort to pediatric cancer patients

By Luke Frank | February 18, 2015
While David Lang’s professional mission at UNM is to help children relax before intensive chemotherapy or after grueling physical therapy, his personal mission is to raise funds for massage and acupuncture treatments that aren’t always covered by insurance. Some of the most talented young performers in the state are set to take the stage March 7 in Albuquerque for a show that will raise funds for the UNM Center for Life's Integrative Medicine Pediatrics Fund.
Annual Santa Fe exhibit brings together art, science

Annual Santa Fe exhibit brings together art, science

By Michele Sequeira | February 16, 2015
Science and art will once again come together in Santa Fe next month, as University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers reveal the hidden beauty of living cells and the molecules that provide the essentials of life. The sixth-annual “Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience" event, which showcases scientific images of nature, is set for March 27 and 28 at Peters Projects Gallery, 1011 Paseo de Peralta. The event is free and open to the public.
UNM HSC launches health system campaign

UNM HSC launches health system campaign

December 16, 2014
The UNM Health Sciences Center has launched a new marketing campaign aimed at educating New Mexicans on its hospital system’s unique services and programs. The campaign, “Life Stories,” will highlight UNMH’s role as a leading teaching hospital and academic health center by sharing powerful and inspirational stories of some of the hospital's own patients.
HSC TV series to highlight "Life Stories"

HSC TV series to highlight "Life Stories"

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,