Membership Application

Membership in the New Mexico Cancer Council is open to anyone who is interested in reducing the negative toll cancer takes on the populations of New Mexico including public health, education, research, treatment, academic and business sectors. There is no fee to join the Council.


New Mexico Cancer Council Trainings

Most general Cancer Council meetings include an educational component that provides members with relevant and timely information on a variety of topics. Below are materials and presentations from recent Council meetings.


Contract Narrative: Cancer Questions

Estimating cancer risk attributable to the Trinity Site nuclear blast of 1945, Chuck Wiggins, PhD, New Mexico Tumor Registry

The Southwest Harvest for Health Study, Cindy Blair, MPH, PhD, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Internal Medicine

Transgender 101, Adrien Lawyer, Co-Founder and Co-Director of TGRCNM, provided a one-hour training to provide basic terms, definitions and concepts. It also covered how to begin to be a good ally to transgender and gender non-conforming people. For questions, contact Adrien at, 505-440-3402.

New Mexico Cancer Data Presentation,
Chuck Wiggins, PhD, and Angela Meisner, MPH, New Mexico Tumor Registry

Studying the implementation of evidence-based interventions for cancer prevention, Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

2012-2017 New Mexico Cancer Plan Data Brief, New Mexico Cancer Council

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Related Oropharyngeal Cancers, Nicole Williams, MSN, CNP, AGPCNM-BC; J.D. Rayl, MSN, CCRN, ACNP

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Means Cancer Control, Lance Chilton, MD, University of New Mexico

New Mexico Tobacco Cessation Services and Resources, Phillip Cordova and Esther Hoang, NM Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control (TUPAC)

A Brief Update on Cancer in New Mexico, Angela Meisner, MPH, and Chuck Wiggins, PhD, New Mexico Tumor Registry

Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Overview, Trey Bonner, MPH, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Nine Habits of Successful Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions, Patricia Torn and Victoria Culkin

Cancer and Excessive Alcohol Use, Laura Tomedi, PhD, MPH,
Alcohol Epidemiologist, NM Department of Health

Introduction to Radon, Michael A. Taylor,
NM Environment Department, Radon Control Bureau


Learn more about the results of the 2010 BRFSS Cancer Survivorship Module. This presentation was given at the March 2012 Cancer Council meeting. The presentation included the following documents:

New Mexico Epidemiology Report:  Cancer Survivorship among Adults in New Mexico, 2009-2010

BRFSS Cancer Survivorship Module

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Overview of the Cancer Survivorship Module (PPT Presentation)

Clarification of Age-Adjusted Rates