ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Surgeon Teresa Rutledge, MD, recently received the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award. Only 11 people nationwide received the award this year, so this is a very big honor for Dr. Rutledge. She is actually the third faculty member in the history of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center to be recognized with this honor.
Dr. Rutledge has conducted clinical research throughout her career. She actively participates in the newly-refocused National Clinical Trial Network’s NRG Oncology Group, which develops clinical trials to improve the lives of people with gender-specific cancers. She has also helped many of her patients select and enroll in a clinical trial.
“Clinical research is the only way that we’re going to ever improve cancer treatment,” says Dr. Rutledge.
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