A first step in a quantum leap for cancer care begins Nov. 1

Media advisory

WHAT:  The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas System will make a special announcement regarding significant advancements in cancer care for South Texas.

WHEN:  9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1

(Interviews with key leaders will be available from 9 – 9:20 a.m., as some have to leave immediately after the announcement.)

WHERE:  The Cancer Therapy & Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road. The CTRC is part of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.


  • President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, UT Health Science Center,
  • President Ron DePinho, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center,
  • Chancellor William H. McRaven, The University of Texas System,
  • Gary Woods, Chairman of the CTRC Foundation, and
  • Mayor Ivy Taylor, City of San Antonio

WHY:  The UT Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center is one of four National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers in Texas. Its mission since 1974 has been to provide excellent cancer care and ground-breaking research for South Texans, as well as to prepare medical residents to be the next generation of oncologists and cancer researchers. The CTRC is committed to South Texas and is about to take an exciting new step to improve cancer care, research and education in our region and the world.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary year in 2016, MD Anderson is a global leader in cancer care, research, prevention and education. It was ranked the No. 1 cancer hospital in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospital’s” rankings and is the leading cancer hospital for nine of the past 10 years.

MD Anderson is home to the largest cancer clinical trials program in the nation. Last year, more than 9.400 patients were enrolled in trials exploring innovative treatments.

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, with missions of teaching, research and healing, is one of the country’s leading health sciences universities. Its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have more than 32,200 alumni who are advancing their fields throughout the world. With six campuses in San Antonio and Laredo, the university has a FY 16 revenue operating budget of $801.8 million and is the primary driver of its community’s $30.6 billion biomedical and health care industry. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.

About MD Anderson

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world’s most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey. It has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first for nine of the past 10 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).

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