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An investment in cancer research

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas has awarded $8 million to support research infrastructure at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. Pediatric cancer is one of multiple streams of research and care in cancer that contribute to the mission of the National Cancer Institute-designated Mays Cancer Center.

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GSBS convocation launches school’s 50th anniversary

UT Health San Antonio’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) kicks off its 50th anniversary with its convocation ceremony Aug. 19.

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Robotic kidney cancer surgery shows desirable outcomes in study

In a study featured on the cover of the Journal of Urology (Official Journal of the American Urological Association), researchers from the Mays Cancer Center and Department of Urology show that robotically removing cancer from the inferior vena cava is a safe and effective alternative to the standard open surgery for kidney cancer.

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‘It’s like being able to see a dime on the surface of the moon.’

UT Health San Antonio is investing $5 million over the next three years in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM for short). The state-of-the-art technology adds a powerful new tool to solve disease riddles at the molecular level.


UT Health San Antonio physician residents and fellows undergo novel social determinants of health training

The Office for Graduate Medical Education, in collaboration with University Health and the promotores of San Antonio, held an immersive training experience that highlighted existing challenges to address health-related social determinants in the current health care ecosystem.

Discovering hope

Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, executive director of the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, collaborates with physicians and scientists to unlock the mysteries of cancer and translate research into life-saving treatments. His most recent study points to a drug that treats anemia in patients with myelofibrosis, a rare but deadly bone marrow cancer.

We Can Stop the Spread

Now is not the time to let down our guard. Simple behaviors can keep us all safe from COVID-19.

Twenty-Four Seven: A podcast about caregiving

The Texas Public Radio podcast, “Twenty-Four Seven: A Podcast About Caregiving,” presents a thoughtful and helpful tool offering guidance to families and friends with loved ones experiencing dementia. Catch up with the eight episodes of Season Two as longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele expands her personal story about caring for her dad to the experiences of many families. The podcast is proudly sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and its Biggs Alzheimer’s Institute.

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