Cancer

ScienMag.com: Cancer drugs cause large cells that resist treatment; scientist aims to stop it

May 29, 2020

A cancer therapy may shrink the tumor of a patient, and the patient may feel better. But unseen on a CT scan or MR image, some of the cells are undergoing ominous changes. Fueled by new genetic changes due to cancer therapy itself, these rogue cells are becoming very large with twice or quadruple the […]


Fox 29: New study shows cancer patients with COVID-19 at higher risk of death

May 29, 2020

Dr. Ruben Mesa, the director of the Mays Cancer Center, and Dimpy Shah, Ph.D. assistant professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences discuss a new report published about COVID-19 and cancer. Read and watch the full story.


News 4: New study shows cancer patients with COVID-19 at higher risk of death

May 29, 2020

Dr. Ruben Mesa, the director of the Mays Cancer Center, and Dimpy Shah, Ph.D. assistant professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences discuss a new report published about COVID-19 and cancer. Read and watch the full story.



Risk of death twice as high among cancer patients with COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Mays Cancer Center faculty members authored the data analysis involving more than 900 cancer patients.



Lymphoma

Cancer drugs cause large cells that resist treatment; scientist aims to stop it

May 28, 2020

Fueled by genetic changes due to cancer therapy itself, rogue cells may become very large with twice or quadruple the number of chromosomes found in healthy cells. Dr. Daruka Mahadevan, of the Mays Cancer Center, seeks to find drugs that prevent or treat this problem.



MedicalXpress: Cancer researchers locate drivers of tumor resistance

May 18, 2020

Cancer biologists at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, have identified important drivers that enable tumors to change their behavior and evade anticancer therapies. Read the full story.