KSAT 12: March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

February 28, 2016

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the UT Health Science Center is using a 10-feet-tall by 20-feet-long inflatable tunnel to illustrate how colon cancer develops and how it can be prevented. The key, doctors say, is simple: Early testing. Watch the full story at KSAT 12

WOAI News 4: HSC offering free colon cancer assessments

February 27, 2016

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and the UT Health Science Center wants you to get screened for your risk.  They are hosting a free event on Friday, March 4 that allows you to walk through a large, inflatable colon. The display contains examples of healthy colon tissue, polyps, Crohn’s disease and cancerous tissue. Attendees […]

Science Codex: New insights reported about the Angelina Jolie gene

February 27, 2016

Scientists from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) in San Antonio today (March 4) published work that provides deeper insight into how the Angelina Jolie gene, BRCA1, functions in normal breast tissue and how its loss results in breast cancer.  The CTRC — a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center — is part of UT […]

Vine Report: New function discovered for BRCA1 gene

February 25, 2016

A new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, discovered a new function for the BRCA1 gene, which is associated to the development of breast cancer. Read the full story at Vine Report