It's been 45 years since the New Mexico state legislature made its first appropriation to establish a cancer center to serve the people of New Mexico. We've grown and changed greatly since then, but we hold fast to our mission to provide world-class care to all New Mexicans affected by cancer. Last year alone, we saw more than 10,000 patients from every county in New Mexico. We treat about 60 percent of New Mexico's adults and nearly all of the state's children diagnosed with cancer. Our team of cancer experts is the largest and most experienced in New Mexico; we're home to 130 board-certified oncologists and 130 cancer scientists who were recruited from some of the nation's leading institutions.