A colorectal screening is ‘an investment in your health,’ surgeon says

March 14, 2006

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and physicians like Morton Kahlenberg, M.D., of the Health Science Center, are spreading the word: If you are over 50 (or younger if you have certain risk factors), make a deposit in the bank account of your health by getting screened.




New report: Age, race, diet have effect on PSA levels over time

December 13, 2005

A man’s age, race and diet have a significant impact on how much his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration changes over time, according to a report released Dec. 12 by researchers from institutions including the Health Science Center and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC).


Renowned cancer researcher/author joins the Health Science Center

August 16, 2005

Noted cancer expert Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., joined the Health Science Center this summer as a professor of pharmacology and San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) member. Dr. Slaga has been involved with scientific studies of cancer for almost 40 years and has research interests ranging from cancer causation, prevention and control to aging.


Study: No single PSA level ensures safety from prostate cancer risk

July 12, 2005

Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., professor and chair of urology at the Health Science Center, is looking for a better test – or set of tests – to diagnose prostate cancer and to distinguish between cancers that will kill men if left untreated and those that will not threaten health and do not need treatment.