Cancer prevention programs and initiatives to recruit faculty to UT Health San Antonio got a $3.5 million boost from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
The awards, announced Aug. 16, bring total funding to UT Health San Antonio by CPRIT to about $74.6 million since the program began in 2008. The UT Health Cancer Center is one of the state’s National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, and is a leader in cancer control programs. view more
H-E-B joins UT institutions to raise money for cancer patients
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
H-E-B is launching a fundraising campaign with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to help create a future free from cancer. Beginning Aug. 16 and running through Sept. 12, H-E-B customers will have the opportunity to make $1, $3 and $5 donations at the register. A portion of campaign funds raised in San Antonio will be donated to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, a new clinical partner serving San Antonio and South Texas, and MD Anderson in Houston. During last year’s campaign, H-E-B raised more than $400,000 for MD Anderson. view more
Express-News: Weight loss, exercise important for breast cancer patients under 60
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
It was spring 2015 when Janie Barrera first noticed the small lump in her breast.
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New agent blocks growth of recurring breast cancer tumors
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Researchers at UT Health San Antonio and two partner institutions are developing a new, first-in-class agent that has stopped the growth of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in its tracks. The new agent is a molecule called ERX-11 that has blocked the growth of recurring breast cancer tumors. view more
Researcher contributes to screening guidelines for pediatric cancers
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Approximately 10 percent of childhood cancer can be attributed to genetics. While genomic analysis has been used for some time to identify the risk of inherited cancer in adults, scientists are now using genomic analysis to identify genetic risk factors and to diagnose cancer at an early age in children.
Gail Tomlinson, M.D., Ph.D. view more
Zebrafish model explains how recurring cancer may resist treatment
Friday, July 21, 2017
UT Health San Antonio researchers are learning how stem cell biology causes 30 percent of children who have a rare muscle cancer to relapse and not respond to treatment.
To do this, the lab of Myron Ignatius, Ph.D., at UT Health’s Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, is using zebrafish. These fish have the unusual trait of being translucent. “Zebrafish are like a glass of water. You can see right through them,” said Dr. Ignatius, assistant professor of molecular medicine at UT Health. view more
KTSA Radio: What do we know about Sen. McCain’s brain tumor?
Friday, July 21, 2017
What’s next for Arizona Senator John McCain following his shocking brain cancer diagnosis?
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Cancer Center offering free skin cancer screenings
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
With temperatures rising and little rain in sight, San Antonians are getting an extreme dose of sunshine. With that comes an increased risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.
UT Health Cancer Center, part of UT Health San Antonio, is offering free skin cancer screenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10. The screenings will be held at UT Health Cancer Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road. view more
BRCA1 discovery has implications for breast and ovarian cancer research
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The human body holds many mysteries, and function of the BRCA1 gene is among them. Women who inherit a faulty copy of BRCA1 have up to a 65 percent chance to develop breast cancer by age 70. They also have up to a 39 percent chance to develop ovarian cancer.
Rong Li, Ph.D., and colleagues at UT Health San Antonio are building on 15 years of BRCA1 studies. Their latest discovery, reported June 26 in Nature Communications, is of a new, previously unrecognized function of BRCA1. view more
Foundation increases grant for liver cancer research
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Clayton Foundation for Research is supporting UT Health San Antonio in the development of a biorepository and new strategies for treating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is the most common liver cancer in adults. The gift originally provided $300,000 in research support each year for five years, but the foundation recently increased the grant to $500,000 for the next fiscal year. view more