UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center | Cancer Care | New Mexico | Albuquerque
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The Only One in New Mexico

Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Only 53 cancer centers hold NCI Comprehensive designation. We’re one of them.

Any cancer center can say they offer comprehensive care. But Comprehensive designation from the National Cancer Institute means that we’ve proven that we can provide you with the most advanced, scientifically-based cancer care in the world. And we deliver it in a caring, supportive environment.

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UNM Health is Delivering More: Comprehensive Cancer Care




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Latest News from the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Preparing for Chemo

Watch our videos and hear from a nurse about what to expect during chemotherapy: your first visit, side effects, nutrition and other concerns.

Learn What to Expect During Chemo

Improving the best cancer care through Research

Our scientists are recognized throughout the nation for breakthrough research in genomics, leukemia, nanotechnology, radioisotopes and drug discovery. And we offer the latest treatments now through a depth and breadth of clinical trials unmatched in our region.


Board-certified oncology physicians from top institutions represent every cancer specialty


Research scientists from schools such as Harvard, MIT and Memorial Sloan-Kettering in new discoveries

Nationally recognized in cancer research.

Welcome Yolanda Sanchez, Director & CEO

We are honored to have Yolanda Sanchez, PhD, join us to lead the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Sanchez brings a distinguished record of fostering multi-investigator multi-disciplinary programs across a range of disciplines in cancer research. She has held leadership roles at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Cancer Center, and numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) panels, building on her early work at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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UNM Comprehensive
Cancer Center

1201 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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