New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
Our mission is to provide local access to the most up-to-date cancer research for both physicians and patients.
NMCCA will work with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and private organizations to bring clinical trials to the state. NCI-sponsored studies, in particular, usually provide physicians with greater access to new, experimental anti-cancer agents. Through NMCCA, community specialists can receive access to these agents, enroll patients in clinical studies and treat them according to research protocols in their own New Mexico-based practices.
Educational Programs: NMCCA's HERO (Helping to Enhance Research in Oncology) Program provides access to the latest information on cancer research for the public and for medical professionals. Through our HERO Education Outreach Program, we bring nationally-known speakers to Albuquerque and provide local experts to inform people about the latest developments in cancer research and treatment.
Our community newsletter concentrates on one cancer disease site per issue in addition to providing information about NMCCAs recent efforts. Once each year, NMCCA honors those brave individuals who display personal courage and offer hope to future cancer patients by participating on a NMCCA cancer research study.
Teresa L. Stewart