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NEJM publishes results of remdesivir, COVID-19 trial conducted by UT Health San Antonio, University Hospital

May 28, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 29, 2020) — San Antonio patients with severe COVID-19 lung disease contributed to an international study published May 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study outlined preliminary results of the recent Adaptive Covid-19 Treatment Trial, conducted partly in San Antonio, testing a new anti-viral drug called remdesivir. Thomas Patterson, […]


Cancer drugs cause large cells that resist treatment; scientist aims to stop it

May 28, 2020

A cancer therapy may shrink the tumor of a patient, and the patient may feel better. But unseen on a CT scan or MR image, some of the cells are undergoing ominous changes. Fueled by new genetic changes due to cancer therapy itself, these rogue cells are becoming very large with twice or quadruple the […]

Study: Childhood trauma, lack of support influence opioid use, overdose among new mothers

May 26, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 26, 2020) — New mothers who have returned to using opioids or have died of an overdose often have a troubled past going back to their childhood. The death of a parent, abuse by a trusted individual, the routine use of drugs in the home or problems with relationships later as an […]

Have you missed your cancer screenings?

May 22, 2020

Mays Cancer Center experts to discuss why getting screenings now is important during May 29 webinar  SAN ANTONIO (May 22, 2020) — Studies have shown that individuals with cancer who get COVID-19 are more likely to have poor outcomes. And with everyone staying home during the pandemic, many people have missed their regular cancer screenings. […]

Faculty inventors present their innovations at virtual pitch day

May 21, 2020

Nine UT Health San Antonio clinicians and scientists pitched their innovations in the President’s Translational and Entrepreneurial Research Fund (PTEF) virtual forum held May 20. The health care innovations under consideration for the 2020 awards included, among others, a novel enhanced treatment strategy useful for non-healing fractures, a portable suction device for airway management in […]

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Cancer researchers locate drivers of tumor resistance

May 18, 2020

Cancer biologists at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, have identified important drivers that enable tumors to change their behavior and evade anticancer therapies. By studying tumors in cell lines, mice and human samples, the team documented genetic signals that promote the conversion of cancer cells from one stage […]