Research

Pediatric Patient

New immunotherapy agent offers hope for kids with cancer

January 7, 2016

The Health Science Center is the first study site in the United States to offer a clinical trial evaluating a promising new immunotherapy agent in children and young adults who do not respond well to traditional therapy or whose cancer comes back.




Research teams present findings at Breast Cancer Symposium

December 14, 2015

Research studies conducted by the CTRC and School of Medicine of the Health Science Center were presented during the 38th annual AACR-CTRC San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held Dec. 8-12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.



Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D. (left) poses with Cody Knowlton, president and CEO of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.

$1 million for Alzheimer’s research

December 4, 2015

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center, personally thanked Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio trustees Dec. 3 for their unprecedented grant of $1,050,000 toward South Texas’ first Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Disease. The grant is the largest in the foundation’s history.



Erase Cancer

Putting the clamp on cancer

November 23, 2015

How does a protein called connexin put the clamps on cancer? Researchers in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center reported an explanation.



AirLife

Stemming death from bleeding

November 19, 2015

A new research study in Bexar and surrounding counties will examine whether a drug already approved for slowing blood loss in other conditions will reduce the risk of death in adult trauma patients in shock from severe bleeding.



pregnancy

Report: No amount of alcohol safe for pregnant women

November 4, 2015

A new clinical report co-authored by Janet F. Williams, M.D., FAAP, professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center, identifies prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities in children.