Risk of death twice as high among cancer patients with COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Mays Cancer Center faculty members authored the data analysis involving more than 900 cancer patients.

Have you missed your cancer screenings?

May 28, 2020

Mays Cancer Center experts to discuss during May 29 webinar why getting them now is important SAN ANTONIO (May 28, 2020) — Studies have shown that individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to have poor outcomes. And with everyone staying home during the pandemic, many people have missed their […]

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Risk of death twice as high among cancer patients with COVID-19

May 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 28, 2020) — Cancer patients who get COVID-19 have a 13% risk of dying, more than double the rate for all patients with COVID-19 combined. The information is included in the first report by the new, international COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC-19). Three faculty members from the Mays Cancer Center, home to […]

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Results published of remdesivir, COVID-19 trial

May 28, 2020

According to the study, the drug improved recovery time and decreased the number of deaths.

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NEJM publishes results of remdesivir, COVID-19 trial conducted by UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital

May 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 29, 2020) — San Antonio patients with severe COVID-19 lung disease contributed to an international study published May 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study outlined preliminary results of the recent Adaptive Covid-19 Treatment Trial, conducted partly in San Antonio, testing a new anti-viral drug called remdesivir. Thomas Patterson, […]

UT Teen Health reaches out in times of need

May 26, 2020

UT Teen Health, an adolescent health and wellness program of UT Health San Antonio, has been reaching out to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.