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Erase Cancer

New UT Health San Antonio Latino cancer conference to promote progress in cancer research, science, policies

February 19, 2018

Onside media contact: Cliff Despres, Office: 210-562-6517, Cell: (210) 616-1024 WHAT:     The first-ever conference, Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos, will unite 225 U.S. and international cancer researchers and leaders in San Antonio to tackle Latino cancer from prevention to basic science, and treatment to policies. The Latino cancer conference is co-hosted by the […]

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Glenn Biggs Institute invites public to discussion of stroke, dementia risk

February 13, 2018

WHAT:           The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases, a new institute of UT Health San Antonio, offers the second installment in its “Dialogue on Dementia” series. This series is free and open to the public as a service to individuals and families, and is also suited to health care providers and scientists.            […]

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Drug from Bat Flower shrinks resistant tumors

February 12, 2018

UT Health San Antonio invention is under exclusive license to Terrona LLC for commercialization SAN ANTONIO—There is nothing bleaker to a family than being told that their loved one’s cancer has stopped responding to chemotherapy and there are no more options. UT Health San Antonio and spinoff company Terrona LLC want to end that. “We […]

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Dental care for children

Edgewood ISD students to receive free dental care Feb. 9 at UT Dentistry

February 8, 2018

Media contacts: Will Sansom, UT Health Science Center, (210) 567-3026, Keyhla Calderon-Lugo, Edgewood Independent School District, (210) 862-9655, WHAT:            About 300 Edgewood Independent School District second-graders will receive preventive care from dental students and student hygienists from UT Health San Antonio’s School of Dentistry during a free dental clinic to be held in […]

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Mays Family Foundation makes legacy gift of $30 million for UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center

January 30, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 30, 2018) ― William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), announced today that the Mays Family Foundation is increasing its legacy gift supporting the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center to $30 million. Today’s $25 million contribution builds […]

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Guangming Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UT Health San Antonio

Study: Site of 1st chlamydia exposure makes big difference

January 25, 2018

Discovery has vaccine implications Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent infection in the genital tract and other tissues, researchers from UT Health San Antonio discovered. Chlamydia is the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease and causes infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease if left untreated. “This research emphasizes the pre-exposure of chlamydia […]

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