Oral pill improves care of patients with bone marrow cancer: Study

June 7, 2022

Results of MOMENTUM myelofibrosis clinical trial presented at ASCO 2022 Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu CHICAGO AND SAN ANTONIO (June 7, 2022) — Momelotinib, an oral pill taken once a day, significantly improved outcomes of patients treated for myelofibrosis (MF), a rare but fatal bone marrow cancer, researchers reported June 7. Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, […]

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In Memoriam: William W. Dodge, DDS, former dean of UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

June 7, 2022

Oversaw completion of Center for Oral Health Care & Research Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – William W. Dodge, DDS, former dean of the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry who oversaw completion of the state-of-the-art Center for Oral Health Care & Research (COHCR) has died after an illness. Dr. Dodge served […]

Faculty surgeon addresses Washington briefing, helps to guide regional trauma response

June 6, 2022

  UT Health San Antonio is an integral partner in the trauma network of San Antonio and South Texas – a national model that involves the military, the Level 1 Trauma Center at University Hospital, trauma faculty of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, regional hospitals and many other collaborators. Because […]

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Promising compound kills range of hard-to-treat cancers by targeting a previously undiscovered vulnerability

June 2, 2022

ERX-41, developed by UT Health San Antonio scientists, exploits a previously unrecognized weakness in breast cancer and other solid tumors. Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, Sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 2, 2022) – A compound, developed by a team including scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, kills a range of hard-to-treat cancer […]

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The massive need for equitable Latino representation in clinical trials

May 24, 2022

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu Contributed and written by Cliff Despres, Institute for Health Promotion Research SAN ANTONIO (May 24, 2022) — Latinos represent less than 10% of volunteers in cancer clinical trials. The lack of Latinos in clinical trials makes it harder for researchers to find treatments tailored for this group — which […]

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$2 million CPRIT grant helps to recruit structural cancer biologist Wasmuth

May 20, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (May 20, 2022) — Elizabeth Wasmuth, PhD, soon to join The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), will be supported by a $2 million Recruitment of First-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The statewide […]

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