News Releases


FDA approves new MPN drug that Mays Cancer Center director helped develop

September 9, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 9, 2019)  ̶  September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year patients with myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer, have reason to celebrate. In mid-August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first new medication in nearly a decade for patients with myelofibrosis. Ruben Mesa, M.D., FACP, was part of the […]




Salud America! launches health equity podcast

September 3, 2019

By Josh McCormack, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio On Sept. 3, Salud America!, a national communication organization focused on driving community change for the health of Latino and all families, announced its newest project: the “Salud Talks” podcast. This weekly production aims to expand the health equity conversation by approaching each […]



UT Health San Antonio receives CPRIT funding

August 27, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 27, 2019)   ̶   UT Health San Antonio received more than $1 million from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas in its summer round of funding, announced Aug. 22. The largest award, $892,157, went to Yidong Chen, Ph.D., a professor of population health sciences in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long […]



Novel therapy studied for inherited breast cancer

August 27, 2019

UT Health San Antonio researchers have discovered a novel way to kill cancers that are caused by an inherited mutation in BRCA1, the type of cancer for which actress Angelina Jolie had preventive double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2013. “This represents a new treatment for inherited breast and ovarian cancer, which are higher in […]




St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards $306,000 for Ewing sarcoma studies

August 27, 2019

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded $306,000 to David Libich, Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio to further his studies of the childhood cancer Ewing sarcoma. Dr. Libich, who has a background in structural biology, is an investigator with the university’s Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. He is an expert in the use of a […]




New Action Pack: Start a ‘Handle With Care’ program so police can notify schools if kids are exposed to trauma!

August 26, 2019

Sixty percent of U.S. kids are exposed to violence, crime or abuse. These kids still have to go to class, carrying a burden of stress and trauma that can hurt their behavior and grades in schools that aren’t even aware there’s an issue. That’s why the new “Handle With Care Action Pack,” from the Salud […]