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UNM Providers and Staff Join in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder that each year nearly 16,000 children aged 0 to 19 are diagnosed with the disease each year – approximately one in 285 U.S. kids.

“Here at UNM we try to celebrate it every year,” says Koh Boayue, MD, associate professor of Hematology and Oncology in The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, who treats many of these children. “We hope that year-long we can do things to raise awareness for these children and their families who are going through these difficult times.”

Check out these videos to learn more about how UNM doctors, nurses and staff are providing state-of-the-art cancer care and helping children and their parents navigate the challenges they face:


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