Voelcker Fund approves $2.3 million for UT Health research
Friday, June 16, 2017
Six new grants in 2017 bring cumulative giving by the Fund to $20.7 million
Trustees of the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund have approved more than $2.3 million in new research funding for rising investigators at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health, announced the funding today. view more
National Cancer Institute awards Curiel lab $3.3M
Monday, June 12, 2017
Provocative Questions grant, rarely given, funds out-of-the-box immunotherapy studies
Tyler J. Curiel, M.D., M.P.H., of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, has been awarded a five-year, $3.3 million Provocative Questions grant by the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Curiel and his colleagues seek to optimize the effectiveness of immune-checkpoint drugs in treating melanoma and other cancers. view more
Study: Radiation may be as good as surgery in treating bladder cancer
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Radiation therapy may be as good as bladder surgery at helping patients survive advanced bladder cancer, a new UT Health San Antonio study shows.
Researchers analyzed outcomes from more than 12,000 patients worldwide to compare survival of those who had radical cystectomy surgery versus those who had radiation. The result could influence decision-making by patients and their physicians in the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. view more
New breast, brain research among UT Health posters to be presented at ASCO
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Early results of a first-in-human clinical trial of a new breast cancer drug, and preliminary findings of a new viral treatment for brain cancer are among the posters to be presented by UT Health San Antonio cancer researchers at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting June 2-6 in Chicago.
Approximately 15 posters involving more than 30 UT Health researchers will be presented. Here is a sampling of some of the posters: view more
Study: Younger women with breast cancer should lose weight
Monday, May 22, 2017
Obesity and weight gain have long been risk factors associated with death from breast cancer. In a recent study published in the journal Cancer, a multi-institutional team of researchers, headed by Virginia Kaklamani, M.D., from UT Health San Antonio, focused on the factors that affect weight gain in women diagnosed with breast cancer. view more
TPR: UT Health Cancer Center wins $9.1 million grant
Friday, May 19, 2017
Breast and prostate cancer are the targets of a new $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to the UT Health Cancer Center in San Antonio.
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NCI selects UT Health as part of elite cancer research consortium
Monday, May 15, 2017
The National Cancer Institute has selected UT Health Cancer Center as one of nine institutional members of the NCI’s elite Cancer Systems Biology Consortium. UT Health’s selection includes a five-year, $9.1 million grant to lead a group of more than 20 experimental and computational scientists from six institutions to study the broad, biological mechanisms of breast and prostate cancer. view more
Presidential Award winner: Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D.
Friday, April 21, 2017
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Clinical Excellence Award
Richard Crownover, M.D., Ph.D., professor and residency program director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
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Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the March 6 awards dinner: view more
The Texas Tribune: The Q&A: Tyler Curiel
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Dr. Tyler Curiel is a professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
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