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Surprising finding using zebrafish model explains how recurring cancer may resist treatment

July 21, 2017

SAN ANTONIO (July 21, 2017) ― UT Health San Antonio researchers are learning how stem cell biology causes 30 percent of children who have a rare muscle cancer to relapse and not respond to treatment. To do this, the lab of Myron Ignatius, Ph.D., at UT …


KTSA Radio: What do we know about Sen. McCain’s brain tumor?

July 21, 2017

What’s next for Arizona Senator John McCain following his shocking brain cancer diagnosis? Read the full story at KTSA Radio


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Participants sought for maternal opioid study

July 20, 2017

The School of Nursing is seeking participants for a new research study on maternal opioid use.



Music survey: What do you want to hear?

July 20, 2017

Music can heal, and the Office of the President would like to bring you more musical performances. What kind of music do you like?



UT Health Cancer Center offering free skin cancer screenings Aug. 10

July 19, 2017

SAN ANTONIO (July 19, 2017) ― With temperatures rising and little rain in sight, San Antonians are getting an extreme dose of sunshine. With that comes an increased risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., according to the A …


New benefit at Employee Health & Wellness Center

July 19, 2017

Faculty and staff who visit the Employee Health & Wellness Clinic and are a UT Select Member will now pay only a $10 copay instead of $30.


Dentistry training program awarded $1.4 million

July 18, 2017

The Department of Comprehensive Dentistry has been awarded a five-year $1.4 million training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.


Rong Li, Ph.D., UT Health San Antonio, studies BRCA1 gene mutations and breast cancer.

BRCA1 discovery has implications for breast and ovarian cancer research

July 18, 2017

Rong Li, Ph.D., and colleagues at UT Health San Antonio have discovered a new, previously unrecognized function of the BRCA1 gene.


Rong Li, Ph.D., UT Health San Antonio, studies BRCA1 gene mutations and breast cancer.

Why do BRCA1 mutations cause predominantly breast and ovarian cancer?

July 18, 2017

Rong Li, Ph.D., and colleagues at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio, are building on 15 years of BRCA1 studies. Their latest discovery, reported June 26 in Nature Communications, is of a new, previously unrecognized function of BRCA1.


Dr. DeLee inducted into sports medicine hall of fame

July 17, 2017

Jesse C. Delee, M.D., clinical professor of orthopaedics, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Hall of Fame.


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