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Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, and other top U.S. cancer centers call for action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

May 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted delivery of key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.      Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579,   SAN ANTONIO, May 20, 2021 –  The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, has partnered with 71 other National Cancer Institute […]

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Study validates shorter treatment for major world infection, tuberculosis

May 19, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (May 19, 2021) — Four months of multi-drug therapy that included rifapentine and moxifloxacin treated active tuberculosis (TB) as effectively as the standard six-month regimen in a multinational study, cutting treatment time by a third. Coauthors including Marc Weiner, MD, of The University of Texas Health Science […]


Mays Cancer Center doctors applaud starting colorectal screening at 45

May 18, 2021

Physicians with the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, praised the May 18 move by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to lower from 50 to 45 the recommended age to begin screening asymptomatic persons to prevent colorectal cancer. The goal is to identify and remove precancerous benign polyps. Physicians […]

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Despite COVID-19’s disruptions, UT Health San Antonio produces another 1,000 health care providers and scientists

May 14, 2021

ABC News’ John Quinones to give commencement address May 22 at Alamodome. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, More than 1,000 students — 827 in May and 211 this summer — have applied to graduate from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as UT Health San Antonio. These figures […]

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UT Health San Antonio shifting vaccinations to its clinics across Bexar County

May 10, 2021

UT Health San Antonio is transitioning COVID-19 vaccinations to its Medical Arts and Research Center, 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229, as well as to its clinics across Bexar County. Vaccines are also being administered across the city through a mobile unit. Both walk-in and scheduled vaccinations for the first dose are available. […]

New $9.8 million study is the 1st to seek full understanding of the Latino cancer survivorship journey   

May 4, 2021

Media contact:  Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579,   By Cliff Despres SAN ANTONIO (May 4, 2021) – Latinos with cancer face a tough survivorship journey. Many suffer advanced disease, poor quality of life, and stressful social and economic inequities. This is why a new, first-of-its-kind national cohort study will unpack the social, cultural, behavioral, psychosocial, […]