Cancer

Ramirez, Mulrow elected to Institute of Medicine

October 8, 2007

The National Academies, independent advisers to the nation on science, engineering and medicine, today announced the election of Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., and Cynthia D. Mulrow, M.D., M.Sc., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.


Celia Thompson of San Antonio recognized as a ‘Warrior in Pink’ by Ford Motor Co.

September 25, 2007

Celia Thompson, an administrative assistant at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, today was named a Ford “Warrior in Pink,” giving her a national stage to share the inspiring tale of her and her daughter’s breast cancer survival.


Study: Age adjustment may be delaying detection of prostate cancers in senior men

September 21, 2007

Age adjustment, a method used by physicians to evaluate prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and cancer risk in men according to age, may be hindering the early detection of prostate cancer in older men, according to a study released Sept. 14 in the Journal of Urology.


Dr. Amelie Ramirez wins prestigious Komen cancer award

September 4, 2007

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and director of outreach and health care disparities at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, has been named a “2007 Professor of Survivorship” for her outstanding contributions to breast cancer survivorship by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a worldwide network of breast cancer survivors and activists.


New MRI scanner to boost Health Science Center’s imaging capabilities to an international level

June 27, 2007

Just as a microscope can reveal the hidden cellular activity in a single drop of water, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will soon be able to see much more clearly the anatomy and functions of small animals in order to bring lifesaving scientific discoveries more quickly to humans.


Study: Cork tree extract reduces prostate cancer in mice

May 16, 2007

A natural, over-the-counter herbal supplement on the market to help joint inflammation also shows robust ability to curb prostate cancer, according to a rodent study described by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.