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CTRC recognized as center of excellence for blood cancer, disease

July 18, 2008

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has achieved recognition as a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation.


UT Health Science Center faculty members Parsons, Schmelz named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

July 18, 2008

Two faculty members from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Nursing have been named fellows in the American Academy of Nursing, one of the highest achievements in the nursing profession.


Barshop Institute head receives British gerontology medal

July 17, 2008

The British Society for Research on Aging today awarded a Texas scientist its highest honor, a medal that has been given to only seven other pioneers in gerontology since 1982, including only one born in America.


CTRC leader honored by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

July 16, 2008

Francis Giles, M.D., of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was awarded the 2008 Chairman’s Citation for Excellence in Community Service by the South Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Dewhurst praises Sosa as Texan of great caliber on Prop 15 Oversight Panel

July 16, 2008

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst visited The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio today to celebrate the appointment of South Texas media consultant Lionel Sosa to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.


Study: Genetic variation raises HIV risk in people of African descent

July 16, 2008

A genetic variation that may have protected people of African descent against a pandemic of malaria long ago now appears to increase their susceptibility to HIV infection, a report published this week shows.


Cancer Therapy & Research Center expands roster of cancer expertise

July 15, 2008

Three medical oncologists have joined the medical staff of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst to visit UT Health Science Center, celebrate appointment of Lionel Sosa to Prop 15 Oversight Panel

July 14, 2008

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas will award up to $3 billion in state general revenue bonds under Proposition 15, which was approved by Texas voters last fall to fund cancer research, prevention, early detection and control programs.


High school students gain hands-on experience at Forensic Toxicology Camp July 7-11

July 9, 2008

Dressed in a white lab coat, 16-year-old Megan Peña steadies a pipette as she carefully fills her specimen tray with a reagent.


Be Well Center seeks volunteers for anti-cocaine studies

July 2, 2008

An estimated 20,000-plus people in San Antonio who use cocaine each year initially feel a heightened sense of reward or pleasure with the illegal stimulant.


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