Mays Cancer Center conducting study to learn how COVID-19 vaccine affects patients with cancer

March 4, 2021
 

Individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more likely to have severe illness and higher death rates compared to the general public. This study aims to help prevent worse outcomes in patients with cancer and COVID-19




Bladder cancer is more advanced in South Texas, study finds

March 4, 2021
 

Bladder cancer is more aggressive and more advanced in South Texas residents ­than in many parts of the country, a study by the Mays Cancer Center indicates.




COVID-19 nasal swab test may not be best for those who’ve had sinus surgery

March 4, 2021
 

Switching to other testing may be warranted for safety. People who have had major sinus surgery should consult their ENT doctor before undergoing COVID-19 swab testing, new research indicates. Likewise, those performing swab testing should ask whether the patient has had extensive sinus or skull base surgery, said Philip G. Chen, MD, study senior author […]




$6 million CPRIT award to bring veteran cancer researcher

March 2, 2021
 

UT Health San Antonio and its Mays Cancer Center will receive a $6 million award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to recruit Alexander Mazin, PhD, a senior, highly accomplished biochemist and cancer biologist currently at Drexel University College of Medicine.




Study: Bladder cancer is more advanced in South Texas

February 25, 2021
 

Bladder cancer is more aggressive and more advanced in South Texas residents ­than in many parts of the country, a study by the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, indicates. The disease is also deadlier in Latinos and women, regardless of where they live nationwide, according to the research. The […]




Graduate student Kristin Altwegg selected for Early Career Hill Day

February 23, 2021
 

Kristin Ann Altwegg, a fourth-year student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio, was selected to participate in the AACR Early Career Hill Day on Feb. 25. Altwegg is an affiliate member of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, and is in the Cancer […]