Division Fights Cancer with Research, Clinical Care
The Division of Hematology and Oncology is an academic unit of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Our physicians and researchers work through the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and at other facilities across the state. The UNM Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the state. It is one of just 67 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. All of the Division’s physicians are members of UNMCC, and all are board certified - some in multiple specialties.
The mission of the Division is to care for the people of New Mexico. The members of the Division are working to advance cancer care through teaching, research and clinical activities.
Hematologists at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine study blood and bone marrow, and deal with such diseases as leukemia and anemia. Oncologists study the causes, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in all its forms.
The Basic Science group within the Division of Hematology and Oncology provides cutting-edge translational research to bridge the gap between bench work and clinical care.
The Radiation Oncology group within the Division of Hematology and Oncology engages in research and clinical care, along with education for medical students and fellows.