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Data analysis shows convalescent plasma improves survival in COVID-19 patients with blood cancers

February 11, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 11, 2021) — Treatment with convalescent plasma was associated with significant survival benefit in patients with blood cancer who were hospitalized with COVID-19. The new data analysis was released Feb. 5 by the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19). The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT […]

Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio gets $650,000 Genentech grant to bring more Latinos into cancer, Alzheimer’s research

February 10, 2021

By Cliff Despres SAN ANTONIO — Did you know that Latinos represent 18.5% of the U.S. population, but are less than 10% of those in federal cancer and drug studies? This makes it hard for researchers to create treatments that work best for Latinos. To engage more Latinos in research, the Salud America! program at […]

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HIV research yields potential drug target

February 10, 2021

Humans possess a formidable multi-layered defense system that protects us against viral infections. Better understanding of these defenses and the tricks that viruses use to evade them could open novel avenues for treating viral infections and possibly other diseases. For example, a human protein called SAMHD1 impedes replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and […]

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Mays Cancer Center gives important reminder for World Cancer Day

February 4, 2021

By Susan Anasagasti The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, joins organizations across the world to honor World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. This year’s theme, “I am and I will,” empowers individuals to make a personal commitment to take action by learning about cancer risks and getting regular cancer screenings. The global […]

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As variants make the news, COVID-19 vaccines are still effective and precautions are still needed, experts say

February 3, 2021

Getting COVID-19 vaccines into arms and continuing to mask and social distance is essential as cases associated with U.K., South Africa and Brazil coronavirus variants crop up in the U.S., infectious disease specialists from UT Health San Antonio said Wednesday. News that vaccine efficacy is reduced against the variant strains must not deter the public […]

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Mays Cancer Center joins leading cancer organizations to warn cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19 and neither should you

January 28, 2021

The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is teaming up with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other leading cancer organizations across the country to endorse the resumption of cancer screening and treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition of 76 organizations has […]