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Free public lecture: “How can I avoid getting breast cancer?”

January 4, 2011

Peter Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Clinic at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), will lead a free discussion on breast health and breast cancer prevention Jan. 13.

San Antonio studies seek to understand who – and how fast – prostate cancer will strike

December 28, 2010

The CTRC is currently enrolling patients for three studies aiming to find a blood or urine test that would read prostate cancer biomarkers

Longest-lived naked mole rat in captivity dies after 30 years

December 21, 2010

After living a world-record three decades in captivity, a naked mole rat — affectionately known as Old Man — has died at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Promising targeted leukemia therapy helps patients in CTRC Phase I clinical trial

December 16, 2010

Daniel Gilbert, 72, moved here from Fort Worth to be near his son after becoming very ill with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Protein restores learning, memory in Alzheimer’s model

December 15, 2010

Scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio restored learning and memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model by increasing a protein called CBP.

Some tumors on the adrenal gland more hereditary than previously thought

December 15, 2010

In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing two types of neural tumors that develop in or on the adrenal gland, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio determined that one of them is associated with several mutations of a specific gene.

Harvard’s Pronio-Stelluto heads medical alumni association at UT Health Science Center San Antonio

December 14, 2010

Valerie Pronio-Stelluto, M.D., of West Roxbury, Mass., recently was installed as president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Researchers identify deadly “fake signal” in breast cancer

December 13, 2010

Researchers have identified a false signal produced by the body that, by pretending to be estrogen, outwits hormonal therapies that fight breast cancer.

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium kicks off Wednesday

December 8, 2010

More than 8,000 researchers, health care professionals and advocates will attend the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium at the The Cancer Therapy & Research Center.

Nash Foundation award looks at stem cells, maintaining health

December 8, 2010

The Ted Nash Long Life Foundation has awarded $200,000 to the UT Health Science Center San Antonio for studies of stem cells and improvement of lifelong health.

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