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Mays Cancer Center doctors applaud starting colorectal screening at 45

May 21, 2021

Physicians with the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, praised the May 18 move by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to lower from 50 to 45 the recommended age to begin screening asymptomatic persons to prevent colorectal cancer. The goal is to identify and remove precancerous benign polyps. Physicians nationwide adhere to the panel’s guidelines.



AAMC News: Five ways that clinical trials might change for good

May 21, 2021

Dr. Ruben Mesa, executive director of the Mays Cancer Center, is quoted in this excellent AAMC story about five ways that clinical trials may have changed for good, thanks to COVID-19’s forcing researchers to try new ways of running clinical trials. Read the story. 


KENS 5: Recommended age for colorectal cancer screenings lowered to 45

May 21, 2021

Dr. Alicia Logue, colon and rectal cancer surgery specialist from the Mays Cancer Center for patient care services within the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, spoke to KENS 5 viewers about why the age change for screening is important in the fight against colon and rectal cancers and the worrying trend doctors are […]


MSN.com: Recommended age for colorectal cancer screenings lowered to 45

May 21, 2021

Dr. Alicia Logue, colon and rectal cancer surgery specialist from the Mays Cancer Center for patient care services within the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, spoke to KENS 5 viewers about why the age change for screening is important in the fight against colon and rectal cancers and the worrying trend doctors […]


Fox 29: New technology paves the way to identify sneaky cancer

May 20, 2021

Dr. Robert Svatek, urologist from the Mays Cancer Center for patient care services within the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, did a four-minute, live segment on Fox 29 San Antonio (KABB-TV) to raise awareness about bladder cancer. Dr. Svatek explained the risk factors associated with bladder cancer, the benefits of Blue Light […]


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New $9.8 million study focuses on the Latino cancer survivorship journey

May 13, 2021

This first-of-its-kind national cohort study will unpack the social, cultural, behavioral, psychosocial, biological and medical influences on post-cancer life in Latino cancer survivors to fill a crucial gap in knowledge about their survivorship experience.