We are an NCI-designated research center that moves laboratory discoveries into viable patient treatment options. Our research saves lives. We have been involved in the development of multiple cancer therapies now used worldwide. Our research scientists work with our clinical care physicians to develop cutting-edge therapies for our patients and their families. We train the next generation of cancer researchers through post-doctoral, graduate and college programs and high school mentorships.
Yoga has been shown to increase physical fitness while reducing stress and anxiety. This weekly gentle yoga class focuses on flexibility, balance and proper breathing techniques. Wear comfortable clothing. Mats available but bring your own if you prefer.
Location: CTRC, 1st floor Zeller Building 7979 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, Texas 78229
Colorectal cancer patients and caregivers are invited to this new education group. Medical oncologists and colon cancer specialists, Dr. Laura Tenner and Dr. Sukeshi Patel, will discuss colorectal cancer and ways to cope with the disease. Refreshments provided.
The CTRC Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Eduardo M. Sotomayor, Director at the George Washington Cancer Institute. Dr. Sotomayor was recently appointed the inaugural director of the George Washington Cancer Center (GWCC) and Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine.
There will also be a competitive poster session where pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students and fellows at UTHSCSA whose mentors are CTRC members will showcase their cancer research projects. Posters will be judged by a panel of faculty from UTHSCSA, UTSA and UT Austin during the symposium and awards presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place posters in both predoctoral and postdoctoral categories. Only students and fellows/postdoctorates are eligible for awards.
Golfers, sponsors sought for Oct. 19 tourney at TPC San Antonio.
Registration is underway for the first Vulcan Materials Company Golf FUNdraiser on Monday, Oct. 19, at TPC San Antonio, 23808 Resort Parkway.
Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The CTRC is one of the nation’s premier cancer centers and is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in San Antonio. It is one of only four NCI-designated centers in Texas. The CTRC serves more than 4.5 million residents in Central and South Texas.
The idea: tiny radioactive fat particles, only 100 nanometers across, inserted by the thinnest of catheters directly into a tumor, where they remain, radiating only a tiny distance, affecting only the tumor.
The target: the deadliest of brain tumors, called glioblastomas.