Leslie Byatt, Clinical Research Manager, NMCCA, spoke to Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM, about cancer clinical trials and about the HERO event, and Terri Stewart, UNMCCC Clinical Trials Office Director, and Executive Director, NMCCA talked to KOB-TC’s Emily Jaceks about how clinical trials help people and scientific progress.
New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, NMCCA, supports New Mexico cancer patients, their families, and their loved ones by helping patients get access to local investigational treatments and providing the latest information from cancer research studies.
NMCCA is a New Mexico nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
We were formed in 2002 by a small group of dedicated cancer physicians in Albuquerque who were concerned that the newest investigational cancer treatments were only available through research studies and clinical trials conducted outside the state. They saw firsthand that the economic and emotional costs of travel too often kept New Mexico cancer patients from participating in these programs.
NMCCA helps New Mexicans get access to new, investigational oncology research treatments by:
- Maintaining a registry of information about oncology clinical trials.
- Working with government agencies and pharmaceutical companies to bring clinical research trials to New Mexico.
- Handling the administrative work that is required to open and manage local research studies.
- Sponsoring training sessions for patients and physicians about the latest oncology research findings.