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UT Health San Antonio, Proton International partner for new advanced cancer therapy facility

June 24, 2021

UT Health San Antonio contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, LeeS22@uthscsa.edu Proton International contact: Kristen Chandler Powers, 502-939-3323, KChandler@ProtonIntl.com SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, and Proton International LLC are partnering to build a proton therapy center to provide an advanced alternative to […]



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Mays Cancer Center selected as founding partner of oncology clinical trial diversity alliance

June 23, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 23, 2021) – The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, today was announced as a founding partner of the Advancing Inclusive Research® Site Alliance. This coalition of clinical research sites will partner with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to […]




Western high-fat diet can cause chronic pain, according to groundbreaking paper by UT Health San Antonio-led team

June 23, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a groundbreaking paper authored by a team led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as […]



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Team describes science-based hiccups intervention

June 18, 2021

Users reported relief in 92% of cases. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 18, 2021) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and colleagues worldwide describe a new science-based intervention for hiccups in a research letter published June 18 in the journal JAMA […]




In JAMA Oncology: Convalescent plasma improves survival in COVID-19 patients with blood cancers

June 17, 2021

(Editor’s note: This story, originally posted on Feb. 11, 2021, has been updated to include the study’s publication in JAMA Oncology on June 17, 2021.) Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 17, 2021) — Convalescent plasma therapy was associated with better survival in blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19, especially in sicker patients. […]



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Depression, tau deposits seen in subset of middle-aged persons

June 17, 2021

Framingham Heart Study analysis finds association in APOE ε4 allele carriers. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 17, 2021) — Middle-aged people with depressive symptoms who carry a genetic variation called apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 may be more at risk to develop tau protein accumulations in the brain’s emotion- and memory-controlling regions, a new […]