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Mesa, Mays Cancer Center play role in getting new medications for blood cancers approved

November 29, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 29, 2021) — With U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in November of a new medication for polycythemia vera (PV), the outlook brightened a bit for patients with that controllable, but chronic, form of blood cancer. Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, executive director of the […]



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Yoga improves quality of life in men with new diagnosis of prostate cancer

November 23, 2021

Yoga improved physical and mental well-being and promoted a robust immune response in a randomized clinical trial of men with prostate cancer. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 23, 2021) — An estimated 1.4 million men were diagnosed with prostate cancer worldwide in 2020, according to the American Cancer Society and the […]




Robotic surgical approach provides faster recovery for testicular cancer patients

November 17, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Antonio Flores admits he was “very curious” when told a robot would be used to operate on him. “But honestly,” he said, “everything I was thinking at that moment was to recover the quickest, so I could get back to work.” Surgeons at Mays Cancer Center, home […]



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Virtual addiction medicine clinic connects Texans to no-to-low-cost recovery services

November 17, 2021

Health care option for substance use disorders increases access as COVID-19 exacerbates opioid epidemic in Texas. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Christi Mott, 210-663-0914, mottc@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 17, 2021 — In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, Be Well Texas, a new statewide addiction medicine treatment option, has launched virtual services for those seeking […]




Women’s Wellness Campus breaks ground, will expand care for community’s most vulnerable women and children

November 10, 2021

UT Health San Antonio contact: Steve Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu Crosspoint Inc. contact: Chivis Alanis, 210-422-4196, develop@cpsatx.org SAN ANTONIO – The School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, and nonprofit Crosspoint Inc. today broke ground on the Women’s Wellness Campus, to expand care […]



2021 President's Gala

2021 President’s Gala focuses on coming hospital

November 10, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 10, 2021) — The 2021 President’s Gala of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, held Nov. 3 at the lovely Botanical Garden, shined a spotlight on the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital scheduled to open in 2024. Built on a […]