Cancer as a thief: One doctor’s perspective as the battle continues

After witnessing a history of cancer in his family, Ruben Mesa, M.D., believes that cancer is a thief, not because it may kill you. After all, each of us will die. It’s because it steals life early.

Dr. Mesa, the director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, brings that perspective to his work as both a physician and scientist treating patients and as the leader of a comprehensive cancer center.

Find out more about what drives Dr. Mesa’s work as cancer research, care and treatment evolves.

To learn more about UT Health San Antonio’s missions highlighted at the annual President’s Luncheon in May, watch the full presentation.

The annual President’s Luncheon was held March 5 at the Pearl Stable. President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, invited four exceptional faculty members to share a glimpse into the important work they accomplish each day. Attendees are community supporters of UT Health San Antonio.

In addition to Dr. Mesa, the other presenters were Lisa Cleveland Ph.D., RN, Gregory Aune, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, and Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H. Their presentations are also featured on Newsroom.

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