Reflux disease is a warning sign of esophageal cancer

September 19, 2006

Esophageal cancer, which claimed the life of former Gov. Ann Richards on Sept. 13, is a rare but insidious killer that is difficult to detect early, said a San Antonio surgeon who treats the disease.

Finasteride boosts PSA ability to detect prostate cancer

August 22, 2006

The medication finasteride, which after the seven-year Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) was associated with a 24.8 percent reduction of prostate cancer risk among men who took it, has a new feather in its cap – it beefs up the diagnostic power of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.

Director of the San Antonio Cancer Institute appointed

July 25, 2006

William Henrich, M.D., M.A.C.P., dean of the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs, and Karen Fields, M.D., president and CEO at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), are pleased to announce that the Health Science Center and the CTRC have jointly recruited one of the nation’s outstanding oncologists, Tyler Curiel, M.D., to lead the San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI).