Cancer

Ivanhoe Broadcast News: Cork tree bark to fight prostate cancer

July 6, 2020

Darpan Patel, PhD, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, and Pratap Kumar, PhD, in the Department of Molecular Medicine, explain why cork tree bark, an herbal remedy that’s been around for centuries, is being studied as a way to shrink prostate tumors.



When it comes to DNA repair, it’s not one tool fits all

June 26, 2020

Our cells are constantly dividing, and as they do, the DNA molecule – our genetic code – sometimes gets broken. DNA has twin strands, and a break in both is considered especially dangerous. This kind of double-strand break can lead to genome rearrangements that are hallmarks of cancer cells, said James Daley, PhD, of the […]



A message to patients from Ruben Mesa, MD, director of Mays Cancer Center

June 23, 2020

In this video message, Ruben Mesa, MD, director of the Mays Cancer Center, reassures patients that their safety is a top priority during this uncertain time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


A message to staff from Ruben Mesa, MD, director of Mays Cancer Center

June 23, 2020

In this video message, Ruben Mesa, MD, director of the Mays Cancer Center, emphasizes the center’s commitment to the health and safety of all staff and patients.


UT Health Physicians and Mays Cancer Center are open and ready to safely care for patients

June 16, 2020

Through the uncertainty of COVID-19, UT Health Physicians and the Mays Cancer Center have remained open for care. Our physicians and staff are prepared to battle COVID-19 and have closely followed closely new developments and guidelines from the CDC.


Cancer Health: The Cancer Health 25 Change Makers

June 16, 2020

Cancer Health magazine included Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research, as one of its 25 Change Makers for 2020. Read the full story.