News Releases

Mays Cancer Center’s Mesa elected officer of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Board

August 3, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (July 31, 2020) — Ruben Mesa, M.D., FACP, has been elected an officer on the national board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dr. Mesa is director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, where he holds the Mays Family Foundation Distinguished University Presidential Chair. The Mays […]



Research shows new education program may increase hepatitis C screenings

July 30, 2020

SAN ANTONIO — A team of researchers from UT Health San Antonio and UT Southwestern have published a study in the Journal of Cancer Education showing that a new, shortened training program for health care providers may increase screenings for hepatitis C virus (HCV) across the region. Bertha “Penny” Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor […]



Primary cilia in newborn neurons

Cell antennas lacking in Fragile X syndrome, study finds

July 30, 2020

Structures called primary cilia – which act like TV antennas for cells to detect signals – are present in fewer numbers in mice born with Fragile X syndrome, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). Study results were published July 30 in the journal […]



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Dr. Amelie Ramirez named to CDC Foundation Board of Directors

July 29, 2020

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, chair and professor of the Department of Population Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio, has been elected to a five-year term on the board of directors for the CDC Foundation. Established by Congress as an independent, nonprofit organization, the CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize […]



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Coronavirus makes changes that cause cells not to recognize it

July 24, 2020

Discovery lays groundwork for designing novel antiviral drugs With an alarm code, we can enter a building without bells going off. It turns out that the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the same advantage entering cells. It possesses the code to waltz right in. On July 24 in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of […]




Mays Cancer Center offers insights on new data about COVID-19 treatments for cancer patients

July 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (July 22, 2020) — The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19), which includes the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, announced results July 22 of its second national observational study. The study compares the outcomes of cancer patients diagnosed with COVID-19 to the treatments they received. Patients who were […]