Robotic kidney cancer surgery shows desirable outcomes in study

August 18, 2022

In a study featured on the cover of the Journal of Urology (Official Journal of the American Urological Association), researchers from the Mays Cancer Center and Department of Urology show that robotically removing cancer from the inferior vena cava is a safe and effective alternative to the standard open surgery for kidney cancer.

Picture of surgery

Molecular medicine associate professor receives UT System Rising STARs award

July 21, 2022

Lingtao Jin, PhD from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), has received a UT System Rising STARs award in the amount of $250,000 to support his research into molecular-targeted therapies to treat human cancers.  Jin is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine in the […]

Nathan Wiederhold receives Billy H. Cooper Award for contributions to diagnostic clinical mycology

July 15, 2022

Nathan Wiederhold, PharmD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the Fungus Testing Laboratory at UT Health San Antonio, received the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas Billy H. Cooper Award for continued outstanding contributions to the practice of diagnostic clinical mycology. Wiederhold is highly involved in preclinical studies of antifungal agents and […]

Oral pill improves care of patients with bone marrow cancer: Study

July 14, 2022

Momelotinib, an oral pill taken once a day, significantly improved outcomes of patients treated for myelofibrosis (MF), a rare but fatal bone marrow cancer, researchers reported June 7. Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, executive director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, presented results of the MOMENTUM phase 3 randomized […]

Chemical risk assessment not up to par, researchers say

July 14, 2022

How much is an “acceptable dose” of a pollutant? Are existing studies to measure safety adequate? A systematic literature review by UT Health San Antonio researchers suggests that the current system of chemical risk assessment is inadequate and contradictory. The result, say the authors, is an underestimation of the levels of flame retardants and other […]