News Releases

CPRIT awards Mays Cancer Center more than $10.3 million

August 20, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 20, 2020) — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded more than $10.3 million Aug. 19 to the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. The five grants include $6 million to recruit David Gius, MD, PhD, a breast cancer and radiation oncology researcher from the […]



Mays Cancer Center receives more than $10 million with NCI-designated Cancer Center renewal

August 17, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 17, 2020) — The list of accomplishments and data supporting the renewal of the Mays Cancer Center as a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center is impressive. 71% increase in peer-reviewed publications. 60% jump in research funding. Significant recruitment of women and Hispanics into cancer clinical trials. 60 new scientists recruited. $20.6 million renovation […]



UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital begin third remdesivir study

August 7, 2020

San Antonio site was largest in the world for second study involving baricitinib SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 7, 2020) — UT Health San Antonio, with its clinical partner University Health System, are among the first study sites in the nation to begin the third phase of the COVID-19 clinical trial involving remdesivir. The Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment […]


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

Fragile X syndrome discovery offers clue in autism

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 […]