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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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Ramachandran presents vision for the School of Public Health during inaugural talk

On Sept. 21, Vasan Ramachandran, MD, founding dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio, presented, “Vision for the School of Public Health, a collaboration between UT Health San Antonio and UTSA.”

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Trial shows bionic pancreas improves type 1 diabetes management compared to standard insulin delivery methods

A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology to automatically deliver insulin, was more effective at maintaining blood glucose (sugar) levels within normal range than standard-of-care management among people with type 1 diabetes, a new multicenter clinical trial has found.


Dozens more genes linked with stroke; potential drug targets identified

Researchers from UT Health San Antonio are part of an international team that discovered 61 additional genetic loci associated with stroke and six genes that are potential targets for drug therapy to prevent or treat stroke.


Diabetes self-care reached by 32% who built trust with community health workers

One-third of 986 patients achieved long-term self-care of their type 2 diabetes after building trusting relationships with community health workers (promotores in Spanish) over 12 weeks, according to a newly published study by faculty of UT Health San Antonio.

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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