UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

UNM’s Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center headquartered in New Mexico. For our patients, this means world-class cancer care that meets rigorous standards for developing new and better approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer—all available close to home.

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Our doctors and cancer specialists create individualized care plans that include services, resources and new treatments that aren't available at many other facilities. That's why 60% of adults with cancer in New Mexico (and nearly every child) get care here. We annually manage more than:

  • 10,000 patient visits 
  • 15,800 radiation treatments  
  • 38,900 infusions 
  • 13,900 prescriptions filled at our pharmacy 

Get all our services under one roof: diagnosis, treatment, research, support and laboratory and pharmacy services. Our providers also work to overcome the significant cancer health disparities in the Southwest through community-based outreach programs. 

Clinical Trials  

Our NCI designation gives patients in New Mexico access to the newest cancer treatments through clinical trials. Patients can get the newest, most promising treatments before they are available to the public.  

Cancer Specialties and Programs 

Our clinical specialties and patient programs are wide-ranging to meet the needs of New Mexico’s diverse population and health needs.  

  • Adolescent & Young Adult Cancers 
  • Blood Cancers & Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplantation 
  • Cancer Palliative & End of Life Care 
  • Cancer Survivorship Clinic 
  • Early Phase Cancer Clinical Trials Program 
  • Head & Neck Cancers 
  • Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder Cancers 
  • Lung & Aero-Digestive Cancers 
  • Pediatric Cancers 
  • Prostate, Kidney, Bladder Cancers 
  • Sarcomas & Cancers of the Bones 
  • Skin Cancers & Melanoma 
  • Tumors of the Brain & Spinal Cord 
  • Women’s Cancers 

Cutting-edge Research in New Mexico 

UNM research scientists are making significant progress in developing new cancer drugs, genome sequencing, cancer prevention and cell signaling.  

Locally, our practice and research educate the next generation of cancer doctors, scientists and pharmacists. Ongoing research programs include: 

  • Cancer Control 
  • Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics and Genomics 
  • Translational Cancer Biology and Signaling 
  • Cancer Therapeutics: Technology, Discovery and Targeted Delivery 

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Call to make an appointment. 505-272-4946.