Bladder cancer patients respond well to new immunotherapy tested at Mays Cancer Center

March 19, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (March 19, 2021) — In patients with high-grade cancer in the lining of the bladder, cancer often comes back within a year following standard treatment. Although there are several approved treatments, none have significantly improved survival with few side effects. However, a new study evaluating a […]

Data analysis shows convalescent plasma improves survival in COVID-19 patients with blood cancers

February 11, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 11, 2021) — Treatment with convalescent plasma was associated with significant survival benefit in patients with blood cancer who were hospitalized with COVID-19. The new data analysis was released Feb. 5 by the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19). The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT […]

UT Health San Antonio receives $3.8 million to build Women’s Wellness Campus

December 4, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — (Dec. 4, 2020) — Mothers recovering from opioid use disorder will soon have a larger home on a new Women’s Wellness Campus to recover with their babies. The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing has received two grants totaling more than $3.8 million from the Department of State Health Services to […]

UT Health San Antonio answers the call for COVID backup

November 20, 2020

When medical crises arise, the call goes out for backup. It could be for a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Harvey, manmade disasters, like the ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas, or health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. UT Health San Antonio faculty members are serving on interprofessional teams throughout the state through the […]

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CPRIT awards UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit liver cancer researcher

November 20, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 20, 2020) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded UT Health San Antonio $2 million to recruit a second scientist studying nonalcoholic liver disease (NASH). The funding, awarded Nov. 18, will bring Xiaoli Sun, PhD, a young-career scientist studying liver cancer, to UT Health San Antonio from the […]