Congratulations to our 2017-2018 CPRIT grants recipients! As a community of scientists, every dollar invested in research and core facilities by CPRIT is a win-win. Collectively, the awardees received $10,079,084 in 2017-2018!
There is much to gain by having The University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson, the top-ranked cancer-treatment hospital in the country, collaborate on expanding the services available in San Antonio.
William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, on June 26 announced that the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is giving $1.45 million to the university to support three innovative research projects and one pilot research project, all conducted by rising young faculty studying cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Rong Li and his colleagues are challenging the paradigm of how BRCA1 suppresses tumors. Over the past 11 years at UT Health, Li has made several advances toward improved treatment options and prevention tools for breast cancer through his research of the gene BRCA1.