Newsmax: New finding made in ‘Angelina Jolie gene’

February 28, 2016

Texas scientists have uncovered new evidence of how the breast cancer gene BRCA1 — sometimes referred to as the “Angelina Jolie gene” — leads to the disease.  Researchers from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center in San Antonio have determined BRCA1 regulates a second gene — called COBRA1 — that is closely linked with breast […]

Becker’s Orthopedic Review: AAOS names Dr. Gerald Williams Jr. President: 5 key notes

February 28, 2016

Gerald Williams Jr., MD, became president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  “It is an honor to be stepping into the role of president ahead of such an exciting year in the history of the Academy,” said Dr. Williams. “While medicine is facing several unique challenges, opportunities continue to surface. I look forward to […]

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 […]