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Free cancer genetic risk assessment for eligible individuals

March 20, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which is the perfect time to emphasize the UT Health Science Center’s genetic risk assessment and testing program in San Antonio, Laredo, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Called

MATCH DAY: Lots of doctor drama; no blood or guts

March 18, 2014

Local medical students learn residency training sites during emotional, exciting Match Day this Friday

Addiction problems and solutions to be focus of March 13 briefing

March 17, 2014

The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio is making lives better for individuals and families trapped in addiction.

Epilepsy specialist coming to Laredo

March 7, 2014

Laredo residents age 10 and older who have seizures can be seen by an epilepsy specialist as part of the new South Texas Epilepsy Clinics, which are overseen by the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas and UT Medicine San Antonio.

UT Health Science Center San Antonio exceeds 10-year capital campaign goal

March 6, 2014

At the annual President’s Luncheon on Wednesday, March 5, President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio announced the official conclusion of the university’s 10-year Campaign for the Future of Health with a final tally of $607 million – far exceeding the $500 million goal.

Symptom-checking test for environmental intolerances now online

March 4, 2014

An estimated 20 percent of chronically ill patients have some form of chemical or environmental intolerance, causing them to suffer from a variety of symptoms stemming from their exposures, said Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S., an occupational and environmental health expert with UT Medicine San Antonio.

Ancient Chinese medicine put through its paces for pancreatic cancer

March 3, 2014

The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.

Improved lab screening technique opens door for new pediatric neuroblastoma therapies

February 28, 2014

Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and lethal types of childhood cancers. In a paper published online today in OncoTarget, a researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio unveils the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma development, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities.

CPRIT extends its support of Health Science Center researchers and educators in grants

February 20, 2014

Young scientists and scientists-to-be are getting a boost at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center as the state’s Cancer Prevention and Research Institute announced a $1.6 million grant to support training programs here and another grant to continue important diagnostic research.

Low Vision Expo is March 1 at Colonial Hills United Methodist

February 18, 2014

Individuals with low vision and the people who help them with tasks of daily living are invited to the 16th Annual Low Vision Expo, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson.

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