Thoracic surgery team achieves highly coveted ranking for lung, esophageal cancer outcomes

March 10, 2022

The UT Health San Antonio Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has earned a distinguished three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and lung and esophageal cancer resection outcomes. The three-star rating denotes the highest category of quality and places the department among the elite for general thoracic surgery.

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Mays Cancer Center studies help spur leukemia drug’s approval

March 3, 2022

The FDA has approved pacritinib for myelofibrosis patients with low platelet counts. Investigators at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, played a lead role in gaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of pacritinib to treat the chronic leukemia known as myelofibrosis. The FDA granted accelerated approval of the […]

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Studies compare best ways to treat wide-neck aneurysms

February 16, 2022

Microsurgery with clips is weighed against coils, stents deployed via catheters. Aneurysms are weak, bulging portions of blood vessel walls. These blood-filled sacs resemble balloons in structure and have necks like balloons. Some aneurysms have larger necks and are called “wide-neck” aneurysms. These aneurysms, identified through imaging, can be significantly more difficult to treat. Justin […]

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UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing’s Wellness 360 wins national award for pediatric vaccinations and well-child visits

February 11, 2022

Part of federal initiative to stem COVID-19-related declines in routine childhood vaccinations and care The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced that the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing’s Wellness 360 Pediatrics practice was among 20 winners of the “Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention […]

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