Tag: oncology

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Childhood Cancer Awareness

By Allan Stone | September 09, 2019
UNM’s comprehensive pediatric oncology team is here to guide children in the quest for a cure.
Hope on Wheels

Hope on Wheels

By Mark Rudi | August 20, 2019
Tuesday morning, children waited in line in front of The University of New Mexico Hospital to decorate a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Two for One

Two for One

By Michele Sequeira | August 16, 2018
Atom Swap Converts Imaging Agent into Potent Radiation Treatment
New clinical trial targets pancreatic cancer

New clinical trial targets pancreatic cancer

By Michele Sequeira | November 03, 2015
The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is taking aim at one of the deadliest cancers in the world with a new clinical trial that could help more people undergo surgery to remove pancreatic tumors.
Partners in practice: former patient inspired to care for others

Partners in practice: former patient inspired to care for others

By Cindy Foster | June 25, 2015
UNM pediatric oncologist Stuart Winter, MD, was pleasantly surprised recently when he encountered former patient Courtney Nelson at UNM Hospital, where she is now a colleague. The encounter was a far cry from their first, when an 11-year-old Nelson was newly diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer mainly seen in children.
UNM oncologist encouraging women to overcome breast exam fear

UNM oncologist encouraging women to overcome breast exam fear

By Furhana Afrid | October 13, 2014
Fear is getting in the way of diagnosing and treating breast cancer early. “Fear has immobilized them,” says Melanie Royce, MD, PhD. Royce, a professor of medicine at University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, is encouraging women to shift from a reactive to a proactive role. “The sooner they take action the sooner we can do something for them,’’ explains Royce about the numerous women who come to the UNM Cancer Center with very large tumors.
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."