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CTRC director testifies to FDA, publishes JAMA editorial

December 1, 2010

Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D., discusses data supporting finasteride as prostate cancer preventative and writes in support of active surveillance for low-risk patients


Speed dating meets translational science at UT Health Science Center event

November 30, 2010

Researchers and clinicians to meet and network in rapid-fire format


San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to unveil latest advances in research

November 24, 2010

More than 8,000 researchers, health care professionals and advocates will attend the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Dec. 8-12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.


Pediatric unit’s VIP is Baby Klaus, an infant with hydrocephalus

November 24, 2010

David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has treated at least 1,000 children with hydrocephalus, a condition best known to the public as “water on the brain.”


In the test tube, teams reconstruct a cancer cell’s beginning

November 22, 2010

Researchers from Texas institutions, including the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have identified factors in the very first step of the process and reconstituted this first step in the test tube.


Weiss named as dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

November 19, 2010

David S. Weiss, Ph.D., a neuroscientist whose research has advanced understanding of brain disorders such as epilepsy and the action of therapeutic drugs such as anxiety medications, is the new dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, effective Dec. 1.


Getting used to gas smell is dangerous, Poison Center director says

November 19, 2010

Residents of the Pearsall area, where an abandoned well beganspewing water and hydrogen sulfide five days ago, should be extremely mindful of becoming used to the gas smell, said the director of the South Texas Poison Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio


Hispanic men more vulnerable to AIDS-related cancer

November 19, 2010

A new study of a virus common in HIV-positive patients that leads to an AIDS-related malignant cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma shows that Hispanic men are more likely to have antibodies to the virus and make more antibodies to it.


Sunscreen prevents melanoma, study shows

November 15, 2010

Newly released research indicates that rubbing on a lotion with sunscreen active ingredients can prevent melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.


Think of nutrition when donating food

November 15, 2010

With the holidays coming, there are often many more requests for food donations to help needy families at this time of the year.


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