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Local prostate cancer specialist selected to lead national committee

February 28, 2008

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is pleased to announce Ian Thompson, M.D., director of the CTRC genitourinary clinic and professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at The UT Health Science Center School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as a co-chair for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Genitourinary Steering Committee.


Adult-onset obesity seen in mice when gene disrupted

February 26, 2008

Texas and California scientists who disrupted one type of the gene ubiquitin (Ubb) in mice observed neuronal death in the hypothalamus, impaired control of energy balance and adult-onset obesity in the rodents.


Are Election Year politics good for the brain?

February 25, 2008

The presidential primaries and the upcoming November election are more than good entertainment or heated politics.


New UT Health Science Center medicine chairman plans to build key areas, including oncology, cardiology

February 20, 2008

L. David Hillis, M.D., the recently appointed chairman of the Department of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, assumed his duties in January.


Survivors dress smart for healthy heart at upcoming fashion show

February 20, 2008

“Dress Smart for a Healthy Heart,” a fashion show that features women treated for various forms of heart disease.


Prostate cancer research study compares standard treatment to controversial watchful waiting option

February 8, 2008

With an estimated 1 in 6 American men being diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives and only 1 in 35 estimated to die of the disease*, some researchers are questioning how many of those men are receiving treatment and impairing their quality of life unnecessarily.


700 Edgewood ISD students to receive free dental sealants

January 31, 2008

700 Edgewood ISD students to receive free dental sealants.


Cigarroa praises benefactors’ ‘generous and lasting statement’

January 30, 2008

Cigarroa praises benefactors’ ‘generous and lasting statement’ .


Cigarroa to discuss state of the Health Science Center

January 28, 2008

Cigarroa to discuss state of the Health Science Center


Preeminent diabetes researcher DeFronzo honored with UT Health Science Center’s highest award

January 24, 2008

World-renowned diabetes researcher Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D., is the 2008 Presidential Distinguished Scholar at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


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