Mays Cancer Center awarded American Cancer Society grant to boost individualized, timely, equitable care

November 14, 2022

Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to enhance individualized, timely and equitable access to care for cancer patients and their families. The effort will feature use of an innovative mobile app to provide nutritional support and real-time symptom management to patients undergoing anti-cancer treatment, particularly the underserved and those living long distances from the clinic.




‘We have an obligation to help others’

October 28, 2022

For teenager Arhan Rao, repurposing an antidepressant drug to treat cancer is the opening act in a career of serving patients by finding new ways to stop tumors. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 28, 2022) — As Arhan Rao, 17, watched his grandfather sicken with cancer and die three years ago, a goal […]

Photo of Arhan Rao, 17, in Research Lab at UT Health San Antonio



Experts support continued colonoscopy use to prevent and detect colorectal cancer

October 27, 2022

Mays Cancer Center/UT Health San Antonio panel responds to recent study Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 27, 2022) — A recently published European study that minimizes the benefits of colonoscopy to prevent colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths has several limitations and must not deter anyone 45 and older from being screened, experts […]




How genetic testing could determine your risk of getting breast cancer

October 24, 2022

Natalie Poullard, MA, MS, CGC, a certified genetic counselor at Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, provides a brief understanding of genetic testing benefits, the types of tests available and what you can expect during an appointment.  Watch here


Understanding breast cancer signs, symptoms, and risks

October 17, 2022

Marcela Mazo Canola, MD, breast medical oncologist at Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how breast cancer has impacted the Hispanic/Latino population and the importance of breast cancer screenings. She also shares the signs of symptoms, along with the risk factors and what women can do to […]