Mays Cancer Center’s Mesa elected officer of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Board

August 3, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (July 31, 2020) — Ruben Mesa, M.D., FACP, has been elected an officer on the national board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dr. Mesa is director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, where he holds the Mays Family Foundation Distinguished University Presidential Chair. The Mays […]

Research shows new education program may increase hepatitis C screenings

July 30, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — A team of researchers from UT Health San Antonio and UT Southwestern have published a study in the Journal of Cancer Education showing that a new, shortened training program for health care providers may increase screenings for hepatitis C virus (HCV) across the region. Bertha “Penny” Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor […]

New insights about COVID-19 treatments for cancer patients

July 24, 2020

The new COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium study shows that patients who were treated with the antiviral drug remdesivir fared the best.

Mays Cancer Center offers insights on new data about COVID-19 treatments for cancer patients

July 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (July 22, 2020) — The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19), which includes the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, announced results July 22 of its second national observational study. The study compares the outcomes of cancer patients diagnosed with COVID-19 to the treatments they received. Patients who were […]

Minimize ‘contact intensity’ to stay safe

July 1, 2020

Know who is on your “quaran-team,” the small number of people with whom you come into contact with regularly, like your family, and stay 6 feet away from everyone else.

‘We Can Stop the Spread’ this July 4th with social distancing

June 30, 2020

As the Fourth of July approaches, we remember the principles of freedom upon which our country was founded. Freedom allows choices. As the coronavirus surges in Texas, UT Health San Antonio urges Texans to lower their risk. Choose the right behaviors. We can stop the spread, and below, we describe a way to do it. […]