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Have you missed your cancer screenings?

May 28, 2020

Mays Cancer Center experts to discuss during May 29 webinar why getting them now is important SAN ANTONIO (May 28, 2020) — Studies have shown that individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more than twice as likely to have poor outcomes. And with everyone staying home during the pandemic, many people have missed their […]



Erase Cancer

Risk of death twice as high among cancer patients with COVID-19

May 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 28, 2020) — Cancer patients who get COVID-19 have a 13% risk of dying, more than double the rate for all patients with COVID-19 combined. The information is included in the first report by the new, international COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC-19). Three faculty members from the Mays Cancer Center, home to […]



An image of the virus that causes COVID-19 emerging from a cell

NEJM publishes results of remdesivir, COVID-19 trial conducted by UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital

May 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 29, 2020) — San Antonio patients with severe COVID-19 lung disease contributed to an international study published May 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study outlined preliminary results of the recent Adaptive Covid-19 Treatment Trial, conducted partly in San Antonio, testing a new anti-viral drug called remdesivir. Thomas Patterson, […]



Lymphoma

Cancer drugs cause large cells that resist treatment; scientist aims to stop it

May 28, 2020

A cancer therapy may shrink the tumor of a patient, and the patient may feel better. But unseen on a CT scan or MR image, some of the cells are undergoing ominous changes. Fueled by new genetic changes due to cancer therapy itself, these rogue cells are becoming very large with twice or quadruple the […]



Study: Childhood trauma, lack of support influence opioid use, overdose among new mothers

May 26, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 26, 2020) — New mothers who have returned to using opioids or have died of an overdose often have a troubled past going back to their childhood. The death of a parent, abuse by a trusted individual, the routine use of drugs in the home or problems with relationships later as an […]



Have you missed your cancer screenings?

May 22, 2020

Mays Cancer Center experts to discuss why getting screenings now is important during May 29 webinar  SAN ANTONIO (May 22, 2020) — Studies have shown that individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more likely to have poor outcomes. And with everyone staying home during the pandemic, many people have missed their regular cancer screenings. […]