Lobo Cancer Challenge

Team Papa



In this family NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE


•In 2016, pancreatic cancer moved from the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. to the third, surpassing breast cancer.
•Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the ninth in women.
•It is estimated that in 2016, 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and 41,780 will die from the disease. Seventy-one percent of patients will die within the first year of diagnosis.
•Pancreatic cancer is the only major cancer with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits, at just 8 percent.
•African-Americans have the highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer, between 28 percent and 59 percent higher than the
incidence rates for other racial/ethnic groups.
•While overall cancer incidence and death rates are declining, the incidence and death rates for pancreatic cancer are increasing.
Pancreatic cancer is projected to move past colorectal cancer to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States around 2020.



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We’re fighting cancer in our community by joining together to ride in the Lobo Cancer Challenge on September 23. We’ve committed to raising funds each to support cancer research and to help people facing cancer in our community. Please help us by contributing what you can.

Every amount you donate helps and it stays right here, to help people right here, in our community. Every dollar you donate to our ride — 100 percent of it! — goes to cancer research and cancer patient care.

Did you know that …

  • The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only cancer center in our state with designation from the National Cancer Institute? Of the 1,500 cancer centers in the country, it is one of only 47 that is designated as Comprehensive.
  • The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center conducts research particularly focused on those cancers that affect New Mexicans most? Its scientists translate some of these discoveries into new treatments each year through clinical trials. 
  • The UNM Cancer Center’s clinical trials make the latest and most advanced treatments available to everyone in New Mexico? The UNM Cancer Center is a founding partner in the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance.
  • The UNM Cancer Center has more than 125 board-certified oncology (cancer) specialty doctors? Their team includes cancer surgeons in every specialty, adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists.
  • Every patient at the UNM Cancer Center gets a personalized treatment plan that their team of doctors creates just for them? That plan takes the patient’s wishes and situation into account and gives them the best chance to overcome their cancer.
  • The UNM Cancer Center offers many, many different programs to help each person facing cancer and the people who love and support them? Cancer affects every part of life and everyone could use help when faced with fighting it.

That’s why we chose to ride in the Lobo Cancer Challenge. Thanks for helping us to fight cancer!

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